University of Huddersfield

Computer Science and Informatics MSc by Research

A Master's by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.

Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master’s course.

You’ll be expected to work to an approved programme which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies.

Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events. The approved programme of training and research combines advanced study, research methodology and a substantial research project, or series of research projects in a chosen field.

You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.

At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis not normally exceeding 25,000 words (excluding ancillary data), which will then be examined.

On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD).

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for enrolment on a MSc by Research is an upper second honours degree (2.1) from a UK university or a qualification of an equivalent standard, in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Career Prospects


Course Details

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas including an outline of the topics, the supervisor, funding information and eligibility criteria:

Automatic analysis of medical notes
CORE: Crowdsourcing an Ontology of Requirements Engineering approaches
Fostering mental health through technology-enhanced non-pharmacological approaches
Future Cities: Design and development of an intelligent web-based visual analytics platform
Induction of Intelligent and Interpretable Systems for Clinical Decision Support
Learning analytics and personalised learning: a game-based framework
Light-Weight Software Testing Framework
Metrics for Sustainable Scientific Software
Secure software by design from an adversary perspective
Semantic and Knowledge Technologies for the Internet of Things.
Software Architectural Reconstruction and Recovery (ARR)
Software Architecture Consistency
Software Architecture Metrics and Measurements
Stable Computer Simulation of Railway Ballast using Discrete Particles

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