University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Humanities and Social Sciences

This programme offers the opportunity for in-depth study of a specific area of interest while developing your skills in research. You will spend 1/3 of your time in the taught element of your course, covering your chosen subject and training in research methodology, and the remaining 2/3 in your personalised research dissertation. You may study within any of the Faculty's schools: the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, the School of Education and Continuing Studies; the School of Languages and Area Studies; the School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies. The course is run in conjunction with the University Graduate School.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the proposed subject specialism. Please check the course details online for information about subject specialisms that can be supported. You will be asked to write a short research proposal upon receipt of your application. Applicants to the Forensic Investigation area of supervision are subject to interview. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Subject specialist unit; research skills, methods and philosophies; humanities and social science research project.

Assessment methods

Structure:

This course is offered on two pathways.

Pathway A: you will either focus one third of your time in research training and development and two-thirds of your time in your individual research project

Research Preparation and Development (60 credits),
Research Project (120 credits).
Pathway B: you will spend half of your time in the taught element of your course, covering your chosen subject specialism training and research training and development, and the other half in your individual research project.

Subject Specialism (30 credits),
Research Preparation and Development (60 credits),
Research Project (90 credits),
Teaching.

The units involve a number of taught sessions which are selected by you and your supervisory team from those available with the Graduate School Development Programme (GSDP) and from Faculty and Department/School subject-specific provision. These will support a route towards further research that synergises with research themes in the Faculty.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,530 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,830 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,530 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,530 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,530 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 9284 8299