Masters by Research

A Masters by Research degree is for those who would prefer to carry out an in-depth research project without specific taught modular components.

Our Masters by Research programmes offer you a good preparation for PhD study, they are a postgraduate qualification in their own right and provide excellent preparation for research careers in the public and private sectors.

Enrolling for a Masters by Research allows you to immerse yourself in a subject and benefit from the kind of specific skills training you need to be able to investigate it. You will be expected to conduct innovative, original research and then to write up an extended thesis with a view to submitting it for publication.

If you are interested in pursuing this route, we will work with you to help design the most appropriate research project for you – making sure that you get the very most out of all the Graduate School has to offer in that area.

As a Masters by Research student, you may also be co-supervised with an external research, policy or business partner.