Postgraduate; leading to a Master of Research (MRes)
- Start date: 9 September 2019
- End date: 30 September 2020
One year full time
A strong 2.1 Honours degree. Applicants for this degree are expected to be potential PhD students.
If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
30 April 2019. Applicants should apply as early as possible to be eligible for certain scholarships and for international visa purposes.
For those intending to apply for ESRC funding to take the 1+3 option (MRes and then PhD), please note that the ESRC application deadline is 11 January 2019 and you should consult with your prospective supervisor and the Director of Postgraduate Research before 14 December 2018.
- CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date.
- personal statement indicating your knowledge of the programme and how it will benefit you (500 words)
- a research proposal (no more than 1,000 words). As this degree is normally taken as preparation for a PhD, a description of intended research helps the School assess both your suitability for a research degree and whether they can offer supervision.
- sample of academic written work (2,000 words)
- two original signed academic references
- academic transcripts and degree certificates
- evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).
For more guidance, see supporting documents and references for postgraduate taught programmes.