University of Chester

University of Chester


The course offers an opportunity to extend the range and depth of historical knowledge alongside gaining proficiency in research and project management; it provides suitable preparation for a PhD in history, and is also relevant for those pursuing a wide range of careers; it gives students who wish to study a particular aspect of the past in depth the opportunity to do so within the framework of a structured postgraduate programme; as a result, those studying on the programme are able to complete a large-scale research project built around their own interests but also develop advanced historical research skills; the programme combines taught modules with a substantive research project; research specialisms range from the Medieval through to the Modern, from the Papacy in the 11th century and 12th centuries to American-Soviet relations during the Cold War and encompass British, Continental European and American History; students have the opportunity to complete an extended history research dissertation of up to 28000 words.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree in any relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification; credit exemption may be given for appropriate certificated or experiential learning undertaken or completed within the previous 5 years; admission to the MRes programme is by written application and interview.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods and skills in history; approaches to historiography; research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Each taught module is assessed by means of written coursework of approximately 4000 words, comprising essays, reports, reviews and oral presentations; there is also a research dissertation of 28000 words.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

Key information

Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01244 511000