Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme prepares you for more advanced research projects at MPhil/PhD level, but is also a degree in its own right. It's ideal if you're considering a 'taster' year of research, or if you're keen to complete shorter term research at graduate level.

The aim of the MRes is to expand your knowledge and understanding of your chosen topic. You'll carry out independent research under the guidance of a supervisor, and in the context of a structured programme of study.

Course Modules

You'll attend the Department's Postgraduate Research Methods series, and either a Research Skills Workshop or a Research Skills series. You'll also be encouraged to attended Methods and Resources day schools that are offered by the Institute of English Studies at Senate House. You'll also attend, but not be assessed on, at least one appropriate Masters level module offered in the Department of English and Comparative Literature in the first term of study. Your supervisor may advise you to attend selected elements of the module only, and to focus on a particular problem within the syllabus. The main focus of the MRes, however, will be on the development of your own research project. You'll complete the following modules: Research Methods which is assessed by one 5,000'6,000'word essay (or two 2,500'3,000'word essays). Bibliographical Exercise, assessed by one 5,000'word essay and a Dissertation, assessed by a 20,000'word dissertation.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes £6,140 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Research - MRes £13,910 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Master of Research - MRes

Qualifications required:

  • You should normally have a BA in a relevant subject with at least a clear upper second class result. If it’s in an unrelated field, you may be considered subject to qualifying interview/submission of sample essays. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test) to study with us.