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MSc by Research Urban and Regional Studies

MSc by Research Urban and Regional Studies

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Regional Studies Urban Studies Local / Regional Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for students who wish to continue their studies beyond undergraduate level.

The course is ideal if you:

  • want to enhance your qualifications for career reasons
  • want to continue to doctoral level
  • would like to undertake a research-based, rather than taught Masters
  • recognise the need for research training in your chosen career
  • wish to learn in a multi-disciplinary environment.


The sole assessment for the MSc by Research is a thesis (25,000-30,000 words). Your thesis will be assessed by an external examiner and you must pass this component of the course to receive the award of MSc by Research.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Individual Research Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree. Applications from students with less than a 2:2 will only be considered if appropriate experiential learning can be demonstrated. e.g. if they have been working in a research environment for some time.

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