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Masters by Research Astronomy

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Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 01-FEB-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

01-FEB-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Astronomy

Course type

Research

Course Summary

About the programme

A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. You would undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team provides guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by attendance at postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to your field of research. The degree is assessed solely on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva. During the course of the degree, you would be given opportunities to present your work at major conferences and in refereed research publications.

Why choose this programme?

An internationally recognised research qualification.
Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level.
Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience.
Employers are looking for high calibre graduates with advanced skills who can demonstrate independence through research.

Teaching methods

Research degrees are not taught programmes, however, programmes of supporting studies are a key element.

The School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics has an international reputation for conducting high quality research. Postgraduate students account for a substantial part of the School's research effort, demonstrating the quality of the research standards in the School and the importance with which the School views the development and training of its postgraduate research students.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

5,590

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,800

Entry requirements

An honours degree (normally at least 2:1 or above; 2:2 for MSc by Research) in an appropriate discipline.

University information

​Master your dream At Herts, the university offers a huge variety of postgraduate courses covering everything from animation to environmental management. It offers flexible study options to suit a student’s lifestyle, fantastic links to business and expert guidance every step of the way. Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Employment prospects: 91.5% of postgraduates are in work or further study* Industry connections: Links...more

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