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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The ResM (full time or part time) offers individual supervision of an extended project by staff specialising in a range of British, European and world historical ?elds, from 1450 to the present. This degree is designed for those with the potential for an academic career: if you make excellent progress and have your supervisor’s approval, the ResM route allows you to transfer onto our PhD programme.

Key features

  • Choose your own path through six centuries of human history by proposing your own research topic for your masters thesis.
  • Work closely with internationally recognised researchers* who are experts in a range of historical fields as you develop the skills that will allow you to begin a career in historical research, with the knowledge and expertise to progress onto MPhil or PhD studies.
  • Benefit from a rich historical environment of research seminars, guest speakers with the Historical Association through the University's Arts Institute, research networks such as Plymouth University Nineteenth Century Studies (PUNCS) and links to local archives.
  • Explore history with your friends and colleagues by joining the History Society, a lively and supportive community hosting educational and social events.
  • Discover the most up-to-date ways of studying history through our online resources including a vast eBook library. Build links with local record offices and archives, accessing opportunities to develop your expertise in the local and regional history of Plymouth and the South West.
  • Flexible study allows you to complete a masters degree, full or part-time, so you can tailor your time at university to meet your needs by fitting your study around work and personal commitments
  • You will take the same modules regardless of whether you choose to study full or part-time, and will complete an extended research-based thesis in a subject of your choosing.
  • In the full-time mode, you’ll submit your thesis between 18-24 months; in part-time mode, you’ll submit your thesis between 24-36 months (two years of part-time study with 12 months to work on your thesis).
  • With one eye on further study you may be eligible to transfer directly into our PhD programme after two years, rather than submitting a ResM thesis.

Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,170per 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 Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 90 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    106 55%

    54th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    42nd

    35
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.52 90%

    3rd

    21

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