The proposed MRes programmes are designed to provide students with the opportunity to build upon and expand, their existing knowledge and skills in their specialist scientific area. The programme will impart knowledge at the forefront of the academic discipline and develop a critical awareness and comprehensive understanding of the advanced techniques and technologies that are available to conduct research and development in the areas of Analytical and Forensic Chemistry or Forensic Anthropology & Bioarchaeology In providing high-quality relevant training to students, it will enable them to better progress within their professional career or equally to proceed on to doctoral study. To achieve this outcome
The aims of the programmes are
- To enable students to focus on particular aspects of a broad subject area in which they have prior knowledge or experience through previous study or employment and understand how the boundaries of new knowledge are expanded through research.
- To encourage critical thinking skills, knowledge of professional responsibility, integrity and ethics together with the ability to reflect on personal progress as a learner and undertake independent study.
- To provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop an independent, substantial piece of scholarly research into an area that is related to their programme of study.
- To provide students with advanced scientific research training appropriate for both Level 7 and doctoral research.
- To develop students' self-management, planning and communication skills.