Essential information for MRes students


The student handbook for your programme is issued to you at the start of the course; an electronic version can be downloaded below.

The handbook contains important information to support you during your time in the Department, from key resources available and how to navigate difficulties affecting your academic or personal life to details of the degree programme and beyond. Please familiarise yourself with the contents of the handbook as soon as possible.

The latest versions of the MRes student handbooks are downloadable below:


Departmental coursework deadlines are posted on Blackboard. Coursework is typically spread across the term to avoid conflicting deadlines. Please note, however, that there will be times when deadlines unavoidably fall in close succession, such as towards the end of each term. There may also be occasions when it is necessary to change coursework deadlines; the Department will notify you of any changes as far in advance as possible.

If you are expected to submit coursework for options you are taking in other departments, please contact that department's student support team to find out more information on submission and deadlines.

Information about programme administration including timetables and coursework deadlines


Whether related to academic or personal matters, there are a number of sources of support available to you from both within and outside the Department.

View the list of key contacts in the next tab to learn more about who is here to help in the Department.

Learn more about what's available across the broader College at the Student Space website, where you'll find resources to support mental and physical health, financial needsEnglish language ability and beyond.


In addition to your supervisor, the below key contacts are here to support you during your time as an MRes student.

Course directors:

Student representatives:

Administrative support:

Further support:

College support: