Masters by Research

Take your studies to the next level with a Masters by Research. Begin your studies at any time of the academic year with one of our supervisors.

Your supervisor will define and manage your research project. This will equip you for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for advanced level applied research positions in a range of organisations including industry, government and charities.

We will support your learning in a variety of educational and practical research contexts: you may study in academically, based on our campus, or you can study with an industry perspective, through employment or on a placement.

All students undergo a period of induction into the programme with their project supervisor. You will develop a learning plan involving, the student and the university, and where applicable an outside organisation. During the period of induction, supervisors will undertake a research training development needs analysis (DNA) and make students aware of the research training opportunities offered by the department, faculty, university as well as outside training opportunities.

At the end of the third month (full-time) or sixth month (part-time) a report will be submitted by the student which will enable the supervisor to offer formative feedback on, for example, the student's academic writing skills, progress to date and ability to synthesise information.

Finally, a dissertation based on the research, conforming to normal standards of referencing etc for academic work, will be submitted for examination.

For more information, and full details of the application process, please view our course pages.