MRes Humanities

This MRes offers you the opportunity to pursue bespoke, research-oriented Masters study across a range of subjects in the Humanities.

Key facts

  • Award Masters / MRes, Postgraduate Certificate
  • Start date September 2021,September 2022
  • Duration Full-time 12 months; part-time 24 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based, Stand-alone modules

The Master of Research in Humanities offers you the opportunity to pursue a bespoke, one-to-one programme of Masters study in a structured, interdisciplinary and research-driven environment. In it, you will undertake an extended piece of research within a programme of study designed together between you and your supervisor(s). The MRes can be pursued for personal or career development, or as a stepping-stone to doctoral study (PhD) and is available across a broad range of disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities including Communications, Media, and Culture, English literature, Film and cinema, History, Law, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Scottish literature. We have particularly strong offerings in the following areas, among others:

  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Gothic studies
  • History of the Book / History of Reading
  • Renaissance studies
  • Scottish studies
  • Translation

Staff members who have recently supervised students on the MRes include:

The MRes is a one-year, research-oriented taught course. You’re allocated a supervisor or supervisors, and together you’ll plan a curriculum that reflects your interests and needs. Much of your work is made up of self-directed research, with scheduled supervisory meetings to help guide you, discuss your work and review draft submissions. In addition, however, you will have a wide array of learning opportunities that complement your research, including specialist courses giving you the expertise needed to successfully complete your project.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities welcomes students from all backgrounds, and has a longstanding tradition of supporting innovative, cross-disciplinary and forward-looking projects. Our research student community is international, diverse and plays a key role in the research culture of the Faculty, with staff and students working together on new initiatives. Students in Arts and Humanities can participate in the wider culture of the University through the Institute for Advanced Studies.

Top reasons to study with us

Flexible learning

If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.

Research overview

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling is a diverse and exciting community of world-leading scholars.  We have particular strengths in the study of bibliography, book history, and publishing, translation, Scottish studies, Renaissance and eighteenth-century studies, and Gothic studies amongst many others.

Find out more about research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

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