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MRes - Master of Research

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Our MRes in History offers a research-rich master’s programme for those students wanting to develop specialist knowledge and scholarly techniques, as the first step on the path to doctoral research or research-related career paths. We offer a unique combination of focused expertise and applied historical experience in a friendly, supportive graduate environment.

On this course, you will work closely with members of our History staff, who have internationally-recognised expertise in a wide range of subjects, periods and geographical areas. The programme would suit students who already have a well-defined research interest, and the course will help you to work at that higher level, primarily via research. You will engage with a broad range of research methods relevant for advanced historical research.

You will be closely supported in your research journey through informed, innovative and expert supervision, and receive training for doctoral work, particularly in the field of history. However, this course will also prepare you for a wide range of professional careers that require advanced level research and communication skills. Your training will consist of study in relevant methodological processes for research, including language skills, palaeography, quantitative methods, data presentation and oral history.

Using these skills, you will gain experience of applied historical research in a range of working environments, via a tailored research internship. Students on this course will prepare an original extended research project, engaging critically and creatively with historical texts, objects and images, as well as extant research in historiography and history.

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP-20

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1 year

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This module is designed to develop student research skills by facilitating practical experiences working as an academic or in a field related to the course. To this end, students will choose two pathways to apply the research skills they have acquired. Either they will take up a work placement or internship in a field related to public history (including heritage centres, museums, historic preservation, libraries, broadcasting, or another approved industry), or students can work together to put on a one-day postgraduate research conference. The 'applied' element of this module makes sure students can develop an aspect of their research project. In the case of a public history placement, students can see how research is applied in work, and the conference allows students to plan an event and present it in a professional manner to an audience of academics and students. Students will learn how to manage time, project and working effectively with others - skills necessary to any type of professional historian.

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Entry requirements

You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. In addition to a personal statement, applicants must also submit a research proposal of 500-1000 words on the area they would like to research for the MRes. This should include: a (provisional) title, a brief review of the scholarly literature in your field, and your contribution to the debate. You might also explain which sources you are planning to use and how they may support your arguments.

University information

Located in south-west London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The University has a history dating back over 175 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more

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