Historical Research

Historical Research

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £15,250
Domestic tuition: £6,000

Program overview

The Master of Research in Historical Research is a one-year research-oriented course that allows you to specialise in particular historical topics and areas. The MRes is designed to: enable you to become a well-trained historian demonstrate your ability to undertake research to doctoral level at Stirling or other universities in Britain and overseas Both of these aims are achieved through the completion of independent study modules, field seminars and skills training conducted under supervision. You’ll be allocated an individual supervisor to direct your independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect your interests and needs. This course prepares you for further research by: Undertaking project design, indentifying research questions, and presenting research findings enabling qualitative and quantitative data analysis practical experience in applying research methods to interrogate primary sources skills development in applying bibliographical software and database management developing written and verbal critical analysis

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
A minimum of a Second Class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) in a relevant subject or equivalent is required. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. A research proposal is required along with your application. It should be a maximum of 1,500 words. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each sub-skill Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with 56 in each sub-skill IBT TOEFL 80 overall with 18 in reading, 23 in writing, 19 in listening and 21 in speaking

Career opportunities

The MRes Historical Research has been designed with three career destinations in mind: to prepare graduate students for further research at doctoral level as a route to an academic career as a higher degree in its own right Taking the MRes can also enhance your continuing professional development, particularly in teaching, journalism, marketing and heritage management through in-depth study of particular fields. By helping you develop critical analytical skills and research techniques, the course provides preparation for a wide variety of research-based careers in the public and private sectors.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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