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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. Read more
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.

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Deepen your understanding of some of the most complex and critical social policy issues affecting our world today. Leading to a highly regarded postgraduate qualification, our new MA programme is thought-provoking, intellectually engaging and global in scope. Read more
Deepen your understanding of some of the most complex and critical social policy issues affecting our world today. Leading to a highly regarded postgraduate qualification, our new MA programme is thought-provoking, intellectually engaging and global in scope.

• Develop skills in research, analysis and policy-making which will pave the way to exciting careers anywhere in the world
• Explore fascinating social policy fields such as employment and the labour market, health and social care, poverty, migration and immigration, and work-life balance
• Gain valuable international perspectives by comparing social welfare systems in different countries
• Enhance your skills in data analysis and critical thinking – and learn how to harness those skills in practical ways to assess and shape social policy
• Benefit from the research expertise and international networks of our supportive and dynamic teaching team
• Take a truly interdisciplinary approach to the subject, drawing on disciplines ranging from human rights to diplomacy
• Build a degree that is tailored to your personal and professional interests with our range of optional modules

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

An impressive portfolio of skills

The MA Social Policy enhances your career prospects by developing skills which are highly sought after by employers. You will become familiar with using and analysing primary and secondary data in respect of social policy, enhance your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and improve your abilities as a reflective independent learner.
This means you will be ideally prepared for success in a variety of work settings including public, private and third sector organisations. You will also have an excellent platform for progression to further study at PhD level.

A professional learning environment

This course is delivered at One Friar Gate Square, the new home for our Social and Political Sciences courses. A modern, iconic building in the heart of the vibrant city centre, it is the perfect environment for innovative and engaging teaching.

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Build a postgraduate degree to match your personal interests and career ambitions – with this highly flexible MA programme. Take a uniquely multi-disciplinary approach to social and political studies. Read more
Build a postgraduate degree to match your personal interests and career ambitions – with this highly flexible MA programme.
• Take a uniquely multi-disciplinary approach to social and political studies
• Personalise your degree by selecting modules covering wide-ranging subjects such as social policy, international relations and human rights
• Explore issues from the diverse standpoints of different social and political disciplines, broadening your perspective
• Develop a global outlook: your MA studies will have a truly international focus throughout
• Hone the research, critical thinking and analytical skills which are sought after by employers
• Draw on the expertise of our highly qualified, enthusiastic and research-active teaching team
• This is a new course starting in September 2017 (*subject to approval).

Real-world experience

Depending on the modules you choose, you could go on fascinating fieldtrips. There may be opportunities, for instance, to visit the United Nations in Geneva, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and various embassies. Thanks to our strong professional networks, you will also benefit from a vibrant programme of guest speakers, including professionals working in the fields of social policy and politics who will share their experiences with you.

A professional learning environment

This course is delivered at One Friar Gate Square, the new home of Derby Law School. A modern, iconic building in the heart of the vibrant city centre, it is the perfect environment for innovative and engaging teaching.

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