An understanding of the past is key to understanding the present and the future, and the study of history of publicly important as well as personally enriching. Our Master of Research (MRes) in History will enable you to develop specialist knowledge and research skills.
MRes History offers you the unique opportunity to combine the local and global in historical research.
You can choose to specialise in a broad range of historical places and subjects, and you’ll receive expert guidance along the way as you broaden and refine your research skills.
Amongst our staff we have specialists in Modern Britain and Ireland; European, African and Asian History; and memory, heritage and place.
Why study with us
- Amongst our staff we have specialists in Modern Britain and Ireland; European, African and Asian History; and memory, heritage and place.
- You’ll get to attend monthly research seminars from visiting academics.
- There are opportunities for valuable work placements through our links with various educational and heritage institutions throughout the region.
What you'll do
- We have outstanding library facilities, including our Special Collections which contain the Joseph Livesey Collection, a cornerstone of the British temperance movement of the 19th century, and other important archival material such as the Wainwright Collection of rare books on Irish Home Rule and Ulster Unionism.
- Our History staff are all published historians who work in modern British, Irish, European, American, African and Asian history, mostly with a modern or contemporary focus. Many have specialist knowledge of various aspects of heritage studies and public history, including memorials and memorialisation, oral history, business heritage and material culture.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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This research-focused course will prepare you to advance your career in education, museums, archives, heritage groups and organisations, as well as a variety of other professions which value the specialised research, organisational and intellectual capabilities provided by a postgraduate course such as this.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
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