The MRes is a full-time programme running over 12 months (or a part-time programme running over 24 months), from the date of first registration for the programme. The programme consists of

  1. a major research thesis and
  2. taught modules on generic and transferable skills.

Students undertake a total workload equivalent to 90 credits over the 12 month programme (or pro rata part-time), the principal element of which is the completion of a major research thesis of approximately 25,000 words. In parallel, students must undertake and pass taught modules to the value of 20 credits. Students will also undertake work on the research thesis comprising a notional student workload equivalent to 70 credits in one of the following subject areas:

  • Applied Social Studies
  • Béaloideas
  • Classics
  • *Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • *English
  • Film and Screen Media
  • Folklore
  • French
  • German
  • Geography
  • *Government and Politics
  • *History
  • History of Art
  • Italian
  • *Mathematical Studies
  • Modern Irish
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Study of Religions

See also Procedures for Submission and Examination of Research Masters Degrees.