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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

History

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This course 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. This research-intensive masters is intended to develop key skills for those interested in further academic study, but it also provides excellent preparation for employment in the creative and heritage industries, e.g. publishing, museums and archives, the media, or in any sector that prizes effective research and communication skills.

Different course options

Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module examines a number of sub-disciplinary areas of history in order to help learners understand their own research questions. Through an analysis and discussion of cultural, theoretical, and historiographical contexts students will consider the major approaches to the past for their own research on a set topic. By addressing the intellectual pursuits of other historians, the module aims to enhance the understanding of assumptions and implications of various types of historical research. It aims to complement the suite of modules on the MA and MRes history programmes. While the other modules pursue advanced methods, themes in history, and the role of the historian, this module grapples with the theories and particular contexts from which historians interpret the past. It is a key consideration for any postgraduate student of history.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,520

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,860

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students 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.

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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