University of Derby


The course comprises a major research project, specialist qualitative and quantitative research methods modules, and a series of online research skills modules. The course uses a blended learning approach integrating periods of online learning combined with short campus study blocks and flexible individual supervision. Students are also encouraged to take up opportunities to design their research in relation to real-world issues and in collaboration with existing networks both within and outside the university.

Course modules

Independent research (80 credits); optional modules:; advanced quantitative research methods (20 credits); advanced qualitative research methods (20 credits); negotiated module (20 credits); managing and funding research (10 credits); research ethics (10 credits); information literacy (10 credits); research leadership, risk and enterprise (10 credits); thesis writing (10 credits); getting research published and exhibited (10 credits).

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 640 per Module (Home/EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,240 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2017 GBP 640 per Module (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site DE22 1GB East Midlands

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