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What will I learn?

This MRes prepares students for more advanced research projects at MPhil/PhD level, but is also a degree in its own right. It's ideal if students are considering a taster year of research, or if they keen to complete shorter term research at graduate level. The aim of the MRes is to expand knowledge and understanding of their chosen topic. Students will carry out independent research under the guidance of a supervisor, and in the context of a structured programme of study. This programme will enable students to develop transferable skills, including enhanced communication and discussion skills in written and oral contexts, the ability to analyse and evaluate different textual materials, the ability to organise information, the ability to assimilate and evaluate competing arguments. The graduates have gone on to pursue careers in publishing, journalism, public relations, teaching, advertising, the civil service, business, industry, the media.

Which department am I in?

English and Creative Writing

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,360.00 (15,73,574) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2021


Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross,


SE14 6NW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students will normally need a Bachelor’s degree in a subject relevant to your proposed area of postgraduate study.

For international students

Students should normally have a BA in a relevant subject with at least a clear upper second class result. If it’s in an unrelated field, students may be considered subject to qualifying interview/submission of sample essays. Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing. TOEFL: 90 overall with 23 in Writing and 21 in each other skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.