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Master's by Research MA/MSc

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Full time | Leicester Campus | 12 months | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Life Sciences Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Master’s by Research offers you the opportunity to pursue an independent research project while benefitting from the support of expert supervision. Develop an understanding of research study, linking your research project directly to your current or future career interests, and obtain a taste of what PhD study might entail.

Overview

The MA or MSc by Research is a master’s degree that emphasises independent study over taught instruction. It is often used as a training course in advanced research work and lays the foundation towards doing a PhD.

Reasons to study Master's by Research at DMU:

You have the flexibility to manage your own time and study when it suits you best
Our established practitioner and research-based academic staff have a reputation for undertaking world-leading projects; helping you get the very best out of your research project
Benefit from the support and expertise of research supervisors who will meet with you regularly to review your progress
Our research into dried blood spot analysis, helping the treatment of sick newborn babies, was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards
Along with the development of the world’s first artificial pancreas; the aim of which is to improve treatment for those living with diabetes, our leading researchers have exhibited their work on ground-breaking Channel 4 documentaries, as well as overseas in America, at The National Science Museum in London, and to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Edward during their visits to DMU
Other leading research projects include: developing a skin cancer detection tool, assessing the levels of toxins in rice and examining surgical site infections

You are encouraged to discuss your research ideas with potential supervisors before you start so that you have a clearly defined project at the enrolment stage.

Modules

Preparing for your viva
Literature Searching and Reference
Presentation of Research Data and Participation in Analytical Discussion
Management, Health and Safety in laboratories
Intellectual Property Rights and Ethics
Planning and Managing Research

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2:1 or first class Honours degree (or equivalent). Relevant experience may be needed for some projects You will be required to prepare a research proposal, approximately three pages long that sets out your research aims context and intended methods. You will then be interviewed by two members of staff and, if successful in your application, be assigned two supervisors.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and specialist facilities. Based in the centre of the bustling and multicultural city of Leicester, rich in cultural heritage, history, and diversity, making it feel like the world is on your doorstep, located in the heart of England, our campus blends the historical and the new and has provided an inspiring place to study for more than 150...more