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MSc by Research (Applied Sciences)

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Full time | University of South Wales | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Applied Sciences Research Methods (Science)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

A Masters by Research degree allows you to carry out an independent supervised research project on an approved topic of your choice. At the end of your studies you will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words. As with all research degrees examination is a two-part process: examination of the thesis followed by a viva examination.

Postgraduate researchers are assigned a supervisory team who have the expertise and experience to support them in their studies. Supervisors will help you to shape your research project, give feedback on work in progress and guide you to completion.

Who does it suit

For those coming to the end of their undergraduate studies, a Masters by Research can be an attractive alternative to a taught masters. If you have enjoyed researching your dissertation, you may want to take it further or perhaps take a year to develop additional skills before joining the job market.

For professionals, a Masters by Research allows you to develop a research outlook to explore and address projects, and bring about change in your professional practice or within your organisation.

Undertake a piece of research on a topic that interests you; Develop undergraduate dissertations; Use it to develop the skills and confidence to progress to a PhD; Develop research skills and outlook which you can take throughout your career; Learn how to use research to find solutions, fill gaps in knowledge and explore new products or ways of working.

Why do a Masters by Research

Gain specialist knowledge and research skills; To enhance and progress a professional career, especially if the research is an integral part of your daily work; Masters by Research is excellent preparation for PhD study; It's flexible - there are no fixed lectures to attend; Research can be worked around personal or work commitments; Distance route allows you to work in a location that best suits your requirements; Study on either a part-time or full-time basis.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,596

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,500

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a UK 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent); or appropriate, relevant qualifications / experience regarded by the University as equivalent.

University information

The University of South Wales (USW) is progressive and career-oriented university, which provides high quality tuition and course content developed in collaboration with key employers and industry-leading professional partners. The university offers a huge selection of courses, over 500 in total, and a comprehensive selection of postgraduate taught and research programmes which are internationally regarded. Courses are designed with the needs of...more

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