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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    University of Hertfordshire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-FEB-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-FEB-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. You undertake an original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. You are also supported by attendance at the University's Generic Training courses, postgraduate seminar series run at Hertfordshire and the Institute of Historical Research and at an annual research weekend in Windsor Great Park. During the course of the degree, you are given opportunities to present your work at major conferences. The degree is assessed on the final research output, in the form of a written thesis of up to 25,000 words, which is defended in a viva with an external examiner.

Why choose this course?

An internationally recognised research qualification. Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level. Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience. Employers are looking for high calibre graduates with advanced skills who can demonstrate independence through research.

Teaching methods

Research degrees are not taught programmes, but you are supported by a range of skills-based training. You will meet with your supervisory team regularly to discuss your research and give you feedback on your writing. You are given the opportunity to attend the University's Generic Skills Training sessions, the postgraduate History skills training programme, our annual research weekend in Windsor Great Park, seminars and training at the Institute of Historical Research, and events run by our postgraduate-led History Lab society. Our emphasis is on the development of the individual student's research programme and research skills: you can expect high quality tuition and a highly supportive and friendly atmosphere in which to conduct your studies. The degree is assessed on the final research output, in the form of a written thesis of up to 25,000 words, which is defended in a viva with an external examiner.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,650per year

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University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 93 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    97 47%

    82nd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    78th

    33

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