Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University


This course focuses on the production of a substantial piece of work in a chosen specialist area of interest which is negotiated upon entry to the course. The programme will equip students with extensive knowledge and understanding of the research process, research methods and methodology. This will ultimately translate into them designing, delivering and evaluating a research project from inception to successful completion, supported by experts in their subject area and/or the relevant research techniques.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree in a cognate subject area or discipline. In exceptional circumstances, students with a 2.2 Honours degree classification may be admitted at the department�s discretion. A sufficient command of the English language is required to complete the programme satisfactorily and to prepare and defend a thesis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English, or who originate from countries whose national language is not English, are required to demonstrate English language proficiency to a minimum standard of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. Each applicant will be required to submit a brief research proposal outlining the intended focus of their MRes studies and demonstrating their enthusiasm and commitment towards the proposed subject. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure.

Course modules

Modules: advanced social sciences research methods; dissertation proposal; dissertation.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,680 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 26 per Credit (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01695 575171