University of Essex

University of Essex


This course provides tailored support for the researcher-in-training, in any of our areas, with a number of subject-specific and research-support graduate modules available, according to the nature of the student's dissertation project and newly developed professional development training modules; language modules may be taken as needed; compared to our MA courses, all our MRes programmes offers flexibility and fewer taught modules with emphasis on the students' dissertations and individual research assignments. Students must have a draft of their research proposal at their application stage, then a supervisor is assigned to them to guide their choice of modules and work on their dissertations.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject; IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Dissertation (research).

Assessment methods

Typically involves written coursework, class tests and practical testing.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MRes Full-time £ 1,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, Department of Language and Linguistics
Telephone number: 
01206 872719