Keele University

Keele University


Research areas include: American studies; English; history; local history; media, communications and culture; medical humanities; music and music technology; philosophy; Russian; Victorian studies. The course develops practical, critical and analytical research skills that can be deployed in a variety of professional and intellectual contexts.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good honours degree (2.1 or above) in a relevant humanities subject or, for students undertaking medical humanities, a good honours degree in a relevant humanities or social science discipline. However, students from different backgrounds who believe they have the capacity to undertake postgraduate work in the humanities should contact us to discuss their situation.

Course modules

Current modules include: approaches to historical research; philosophical method criticism, analysis; theory in literary studies; approaches to music research; the image of Russia in Russian literature; cultural theory; research methods and political analysis; narrative and interpretation; cultures and context; themes in local history some modules may be taken from the social sciences research.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, culminating in the 20,000-25,000 word dissertation (or the equivalent composition or artistic production). Research training is assessed by a portfolio consisting of an annotated bibliography, a project outline and a reflective diary. Each of the other modules will be examined through a 4,000-5,000 word essay or approved equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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