Course content What will you study?
Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.
Developing and Managing Your Research
This module offers an introduction to the fundamental components of research (project design, literature review, data management, information literacy). The final assessment will be an initial draft of your thesis or project proposal, prior to which you will give and receive feedback on a 15 minute presentation of your research.
MRes Personal Development Plan
This independent study module will prepare you for your MRes Research Project through the production of a Personal Development Plan (PDP). This will be developed alongside your main research supervisor. The PDP will help you to both identify your training needs and refine your research project.
Ultimately, the module aims to develop you as a self-reflexive researcher conversant with the wider context both within the University and the wider community of your research.
Research Approaches in the Humanities and Creative Arts
This module will introduce the key methods and philosophies that inform Masters Level research in Humanities and Creative Arts.
It will offer an overview, first, of research methods, approaches, and practices; secondly, theories and philosophies likely to underpin research in these areas. Providing a comprehensive introduction to perspectives on research across the Arts and Humanities, and encompassing fresh approaches such as digital research, the module is designed to foster innovative and cross-disciplinary perspectives and to demystify methods, approaches and philosophical, theoretical, or practical paradigms that could be applied to your present and future research.
MRes Research Project
The MRes concludes with a substantial component which, depending on the field, might be a written thesis, a practical research project, or the production of a research-informed original artefact or performance.
This module will enable youto demonstrate initiative, knowledge and understanding of their field, and creativity in formulating and carrying out a research project. It will be assessed by the lead supervisor and another specialised member of staff.