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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Parkgate Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you have an exciting idea for a research topic in English Literature and/or Language, this is an excellent opportunity.

Course overview

The MRes in English is designed to allow you to develop and complete an independent research project in English Literature and/or Language, with the support of a well-qualified supervisor. An initial Research Methods module will ensure that you have the necessary skills to advance to the dissertation.

Why study this course with us?

Your supervisor will be part of a team of active researchers, with a specialism in the field you wish to pursue, and therefore well-placed to help you shape your project. You will also be joining a dynamic community of postgraduate researchers in the Department of English and Faculty of Arts and Humanities. While you will be developing as an autonomous and independent researcher, the Department recognises the importance of academic guidance and pastoral care, and offers a supportive and creative environment in which to learn and study.

Teaching methods

While the MRes requires substantial independent study, you will be expected to have regular meetings with your supervisor, attend research skills training events in the Department and the Faculty, and use the online Postgraduate Research Development tools. You will also be expected to attend postgraduate and staff research seminars.

Assessment

You will be assessed through coursework - for example book reviews, annotated bibliographies, essays, reports, presentations - and a dissertation.

Job prospects

The MRes is an ideal pathway to PhD for those who are considering a future career in academia, but the strengths developed during the degree, such as advanced communication, analytical, and research skills, will be attractive to employers in a wide range of fields.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,308per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    80th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    106 52%

    66th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    76th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    8th

    2

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