MA, MSc Master's by Research

MA, MSc Master's by Research

Your Master’s by Research will be challenging and rewarding. It’s your chance to complete a large research project that interests you and develop your skills in taught methodology classes.

Choosing to gain your Master’s through Research allows you to focus on a specialist area and enhance your expertise. It’s the ideal way to prepare for further study and a career in academia. You will collaborate with a supervisory team that has been carefully selected for you and be part of an exceptional research community of postgraduate researchers.

When you choose to study with us, you will get plenty of opportunities to enhance your professional skills. These could include:

  • Presenting your research at conferences and events
  • Engaging with further training
  • Working with the community

Entry Requirements


  • 2:1 degree in a related subject
  • 7.0 IELTS score if English is not your first language

If your degree is in an unrelated subject but you have relevant professional experience we may still consider your application.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 7.0 (with no skill below 6.0) or equivalent.

Course Details

Stage 1

In the initial stage of your Master’s by Research you will focus on establishing a working relationship with your supervisory team. You will discuss your research proposal and create a suitable plan for the course. During this time you will complete an in-depth literature review and attend training on different research methods.

Stage 2

At this stage you will start your investigation and collect the appropriate data, organising your work into coherent chapters for your thesis. You can present your work at conferences along the way. You will have a formal review to make sure your project is progressing as expected.

Stage 3

Your final stage is where you will focus on writing your thesis. At the end of your final phase, you will submit your thesis and undertake your viva voce. During this oral examination you will discuss and critically defend your thesis. An independent chair and examiners will be present to assess your thesis.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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