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MSc by Research Biosciences and Ecology

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biology (General) Ecology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MSc by Research in the Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences aims to develop researchers who are conceptually aware, who can utilise a range of skills and methods, and who can practise and develop their own research capabilities and disseminate that research in a meaningful way.

The course is ideal if you want to:

  • enhance your qualifications for your career progression
  • utilise research training in your chosen career
  • undertake a research-based rather than taught Masters
  • continue to doctoral level
  • learn in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Assessment

Assessment will take many forms including traditional essays, team assignments, reflective logs, oral presentations, etc. All assessments will be completed before the end of the first term. You must pass all modules (40 credits) to progress to the research stage of the course. If any module is failed, you’ll have one opportunity to resubmit prior to continuing with the research component of the module.

The largest part of the assessment will be based on your research output(s). Working with your supervisor, you will have to decide what format the research output(s) will take. It may be a dissertation of approximately 16,000-20,000 word equivalent or a couple of research reports or research papers each of approximately 8,000 words in length. It may be possible that the research output could take some different form, e.g. an invention or patent, but a written component would still be required. The research output(s) will be assessed by an external examiner and you must pass this component of the module to receive the award of MSc.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Individual Research Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,380

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,420

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a first class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline. Holders of other qualifications will be considered individually.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells. One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff. They have four academic...more

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