Goldsmiths' operating principles for 2022-23 have not yet been finalised but should changes be required to teaching in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will publish these as early as possible for prospective students wishing to start their programme in September 2022.
The MRes provides excellent preparation for study at MPhil/PhD level for students with a defined research topic, but is also a degree in its own right.
The programme is primarily assessed by a 30,000-word dissertation on your chosen topic, but also incorporates two taught courses:
- Explorations and Debates in History investigates the ways historians have conceptualised and contested historical practice in the modern and early modern periods.
- Explorations and Debates in Queer History explores experiences, articulations and understandings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer lives and desires across period and region from medieval and early modern Europe to the present.
- Explorations and Debates in Black British History explores experiences, articulations and understandings of people of African descent and origin within a British context from the early modern period through to the present.
- Research Skills develops expertise in a variety of methodologies including the use of oral, visual and material, as well as textual, sources.
You'll be assessed by two 2,000- and one 4,000-word essays, and a 30,000-word dissertation. The dissertation may be followed by a viva voce.
Initial enquiries should be directed to the department contact listed below, or to the member of staff whose research interests most closely match your own.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Erica Wald.