University of Birmingham
The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is for those who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research in depth for a postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to take modules that help develop research and related skills. On this programme students cover a broad range of poetry and fiction from English, French and Spanish Caribbean. In the process, students engage with issues of Caribbean history, politics, national identity, gender and sexuality.
A good Honours degree or overseas equivalent; Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is available; those with non-standard qualifications should contact the University to discuss their application; English language proficiency suitable for this level of study.
Modules include: research skills and methods in African studies; Caribbean fiction; Caribbean poetry.
Students write a dissertation of 20,000 words in the final term on a topic of their choice relevant to the focus of the programme.
British students are sometimes funded by Arts and Humanities Research Board, the ESRC or Leverhulme Foundation; sources of finance for overseas students include government or state scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships (organised through British Council) and secondment from employment; well-qualified applicants may be considered for University and School scholarships or for 1 of 4 Centre of West African Studies' (CWAS) bursaries awarded each year; CWAS also has limited funds to support graduate students' travel expenses arising from field work or library research.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Part-time||£ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
0121 414 5488