This programme offers the opportunity for in-depth study of a specific area of interest while developing your skills in research. You will spend part of your time in the taught element of your course, covering your chosen subject and training in research methodology, and part in your personalised research dissertation. This course requires you to be a very independent, self-motivated learner.
You can study within any of the Faculty's schools: the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, the School of Education and Childhood Studies, the School of Languages and Area Studies, or the School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies. The course is run in conjunction with the University Graduate School.
This can be studied as a campus-based or distance learning course.
What will I experience?
You will focus your research interest in the humanities and social sciences as you work towards being able to translate your learning into research related outputs (e.g. submission for a peer reviewed publication, peer reviewed research/knowledge transfer grant application, presentations).
What opportunities might it lead to?
The MRes will enable you to acquire research methods training and skills that are relevant to your current and future employment, and that may facilitate the achievement of your further career progression through engagement with continuing professional development activities.
This course is offered on two pathways.
Pathway A: you will either focus one third of your time in research training and development and two-thirds of your time in your individual research project
Research Preparation and Development (60 credits) Research Project (120 credits)
Pathway B: you will spend half of your time in the taught element of your course, covering your chosen subject specialism training and research training and development, and the other half in your individual research project.
Subject Specialism (30 credits) Research Preparation and Development (60 credits) Research Project (90 credits)
The units involve a number of taught sessions which are selected by you and your supervisory team from those available with the Graduate School Development Programme (GSDP) and from Faculty and Department/School subject-specific provision. These will support a route towards further research that synergises with research themes in the Faculty.
You will refine and submit your research proposal as part of the course, but it is important that you know the area of study you intend to research and that we have an appropriate supervisor for you. Please check this list, and draft a 1000-word outline of your proposed research area to accompany your application form.
MRes African Studies MRes American Studies MRes Applied Linguistics MRes Childhood Studies MRes Communication and Language MRes Criminology and Criminal Justice MRes Development Studies MRes Education MRes European Studies MRes Forensic Investigation MRes Gender Studies MRes History MRes Literary Studies MRes Politics and International Relations MRes Public Administration MRes Security Risk Management MRes Security Studies MRes Sociology MRes Translation
The MRes will enable you to acquire research methods training and skills that are relevant to your current and future employment and potentially facilitate the achievement of your further career progression through engagement with continuing professional development activities.
A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the proposed subject specialism. Please check the course details online for information about subject specialisms that can be supported. You will be asked to write a short research proposal upon receipt of your application. Applicants to the Forensic Investigation area of supervision are subject to interview.English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Recipient: University of Portsmouth
Insert previous message below for editing?
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need. Why not add a message here