Master of Research (MRes): Research preparation, supervised independent scholarship and advanced project working
Our independent-bespoke approach to advanced MRes degrees can takes several forms, but always supported by close supervision from field leading academics. The hallmark of the FAH MRes is focussed flexible research-led development. This can include traditional forms of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary academic research but, also, extends into advanced reflective professional practice, for instance developing research-led examinations of changes and developments in work-based settings.
- Our specialist programmes include ‘doctoral preparation’ Master’s degrees. These “Research Preparation” MRes programmes provide extended opportunities for advanced work for students and specifically for those intending to transition to apply for funding towards PhD study.
- Our MRes programmes can also support free-standing independent research and scholarship projects. These allow a developing researcher to complete a bespoke, time-limited supervised piece of work while receiving specialist input linked to method, and overseen by leading experts in the field, perhaps pursuing a long held interest or extending previous work at a higher level.
- MRes can be tailored, too, to provide a focussed academic frame for advanced level employment related work, extended reflection and application of theory, method and research to ‘live’ real-world problems. Again, supervision draw of leading academic experts across the Faculty’s discipline areas.
- MRes students combine the flexibility of independent and bespoke study with membership of a focused cohort of advanced level students, staff and supervisors. Students on these programs are encouraged to take an active role in the research culture and life of the faculty.