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The course will provide applicants with an opportunity to focus their research interests on one or two areas of science whilst also giving them the opportunity to work towards being able to translate their learning into research related outputs (e.g. submission for a peer reviewed publication, peer reviewed research/knowledge transfer grant application, presentations). With students developing a wide variety of skills, experience and competence throughout their studies, the course will also provide a thorough grounding should students consider moving towards doctoral studies, or pursue research related activities as a career. The course is run in conjunction with the University Graduate School and provides students with the option to conduct either two smaller research projects or a single larger project.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or first class honours degree in a relevant subject. Please check the course details online for information about subject specialisms that can be supported. You will be asked to write a short research proposal upon receipt of your application. Applicants may be subject to interview. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

The course has two units:

Research Project (120 credits). This is the main part of the course, with an extended research project undertaken in one of the eight Schools and Departments in the Faculty of Science, plus a research paper, funding application, conference poster and research talk.
Research Preparation and Development (60 credits). This includes a wide range of RDF skills, including: personal effectiveness, research management, professional skills, networking, research organisation, science communication, impact, literature review and job application.
Modules include: Research preparation and development; science research project.

Assessment methods

You can study as either a full-time (one year) or part-time (two years) postgraduate student. You may start in either mid-September or mid-January of any academic year. Units involve a number of taught sessions, which are selected by the supervisory team and you, from the Graduate School Development Programme (GSDP) and from Faculty and Department/School subject-specific provision.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time January 2019 13,200 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time January 2019 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 13,200 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2018 4,400 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2018 2,170 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years

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