Aims of the course
This is an innovative research qualification which allows you to develop generic research knowledge and skills whilst pursuing a subject-based research project. It differs from taught Masters degrees such as MA, MSc and the LLM. It is a qualification in its own right as well as an entry qualification for higher-level research by MPhil or PhD. It provides you with a broad appreciation of research methods and methodology including an understanding of the uses and limitations of quantitative and qualitative research methods. It also offers specific knowledge of current debates and research in a specific discipline or subject area.
The MRes will be of interest to you if you wish to develop academic research skills, commission research, or are hoping to progress to an MPhil or PhD, or are already working as a researcher or wishing to do so.