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Social Sciences and Humanities MRes

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    One Friar Gate Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

  • Focus on a subject pathway which matches your interests and ambitions: you can graduate with an MRes in Social Research, Criminal Psychology, Humanities or Journalism
  • Learn in an inter-disciplinary and research-active environment
  • Build advanced research skills through a series of inspirational master classes
  • Conduct your own substantial piece of independent research, with support and supervision from influential academic researchers
  • Join our dynamic and supportive postgraduate community and work with influential researchers on collaborative projects
  • Focus on ‘real-world’ research: if you are already in employment, you can relate your studies directly to your professional role
  • Learn how to attract funding for research projects and how to share your findings for maximum impact

How you are assessed

Assessment methods vary across the curriculum to include both written and oral communication and to reflect both academic and professional skills. All modules have more than one type of assessment.

In many cases, assessment techniques simulate professional employment as a researcher such as producing research outputs and presenting to peers at a conference.


The MRes could be your route into an academic research position or a role as a researcher or research manager in the public, private or voluntary sectors.

The skills you gain on the programme are highly valued by employers from a wide range of settings, especially those where research is harnessed to solve problems related to professional practice. You will be able to demonstrate that you are confident and adept in researching, judging and evaluating complex information; making reasoned arguments; formulating and solving problems; managing projects; using effective methods to communicate your conclusions, and developing new ideas.

For those individuals who take the MRes as part of their continuing professional development, the qualification also paves the way to new opportunities, responsibilities and promotion prospects.

In addition, the MRes programme provides an excellent platform if you want to advance to PhD research and a future career in academic research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per 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 Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    107 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%



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