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MResHistorical Research

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
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Overview

The Master of Research in Historical Research is a one-year research preparation Masters intended to prepare postgraduate for a research-based career and enable specialisation in particular historical topics.

The MRes is designed to:

train historians
demonstrate your ability to undertake research to doctoral level at Stirling or other universities in Britain and overseas provide a foundation for applications to research councils (AHRC, ESRC) and doctoral training partnerships (including SGSAH) that fund PhD research enhance career prospects and career development.

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 requirements.

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

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.

Graduates go on to study for a PhD – either by continuing at Stirling or at another university in the UK, Europe or North America. Recent graduates have secured posts in firms and institutions as varied as Historic Scotland, Falkirk Council, the Scottish Government, Sea World, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), and the UK Civil Service.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States