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Explore new frontiers for humanities research with this intellectually challenging and innovative MRes programme.
• Develop broad-based research skills in humanities, exploring a variety of approaches and methodologies
• Focus on a substantial independent research project covering an original theme of your choice
• Deepen your understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of humanities
• Learn more about how digital technologies can be harnessed to shape humanities in the 21st century
• Benefit from the support of our highly experienced and influential team of published researchers
• Enjoy excellent professional development and networking opportunities
• Gain an impressive qualification that equips you for success in a wide range of careers
• Improve your research profile and build a platform for progressing to further postgraduate study, including a PhD

This is a new course starting in September 2017 (*subject to approval).

This programme will help you join a new generation of accomplished, confident, curious and strongly independent humanities researchers. It combines high-level research skills with a substantial investigation into a subject which reflects your personal interests and career aspirations.

Flexibility and choice

The MRes Humanities differs from other taught masters programmes because of its strong emphasis on research methods and skills. It will appeal to students seeking a greater degree of independence in their studies and who relish the challenge of intellectual rigour and self-development.

The MRes can be taken as a full Masters programme, a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanities or a named subject, or a Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities. At the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters level, it may be appropriate to add a named award reflecting your subject specialism, such as MRes in Humanities (Film Studies) or PGDip in Humanities (Liberal Arts).

The full Masters programme culminates in a dissertation or negotiated project in which you will pursue substantive independent research into a subject of your choice. This will either be through a more traditional postgraduate dissertation or through a negotiated research-based project which might involve different forms of assessment and scholarly activities.

Visit the Humanities - MRes/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Derby website for more details!

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