Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University


The course gives you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in literature and cultural history at postgraduate level, under the guidance of specialist supervision and amongst a diverse community of fellow researchers. It provides you with a valuable foundation for progressing to PhD while helping you develop skills of research, analysis, conceptualisation and argument that are highly prized in many areas of employment. You will develop a range of analytical skills and theoretical concepts relevant to the disciplines of literature and cultural history. You will be trained to engage with current developments and critical interventions in the field, ensuring your own research can demonstrate a broad understanding of the context in which it takes place. You will also acquire more general skills in scholarly presentation, communication, documentation and evaluation of ideas appropriate to work at postgraduate level. Working more independently will give you practical experience in honing your organisational skills but also greater opportunity for creative and innovative thinking.

Entry requirements

Applicants for MRes in English will normally be expected to have a good first degree (a 2.1 or above) in literature, cultural history, or a related subject. Applications are welcomed from highly motivated non-standard entry students with relevant experience, but without the necessary formal qualifications. Overseas applicants should have acquired passes in appropriate examinations in their country of origin, and, where English is not their first language, an IELTS score of 6.5, with a score of 7 in written work.

Course modules

Core modules: Research methods for arts, professional and social studies; professional development for researchers in arts, professional and social studies; English research proposition and development; English research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a range of research tasks and projects reflecting the skills developed by the various modules. Assessment includes: Academic essays; annotated bibliographies; reflective research exercises; position papers; oral presentations; dissertation/research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 3,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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