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Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences MRes

Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences MRes

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Physical Sciences Computer Science

Course type


Course Summary

The Master of Research (MRes) degree is an advanced postgraduate research degree which is especially focused on preparing students for doctoral research.

The MRes usually takes 12 months of full-time study. The main difference between a taught MSc and an MRes is that the course structure is more flexible than a taught Masters degree and requires candidates to complete a research dissertation (typically 15-20,000 words) informed by independent research, or a practice-led research project.

The MRes provides structured research study and is a great place to begin your research career. If you’re thinking about studying at PhD level the MRes will give you a taste of what it’s like to complete a doctorate.

UWS normally requires MRes candidates to defend their dissertation thesis (viva voce examination) for successful completion of an MRes degree.

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Entry requirements

Entry onto a postgraduate research degree normally requires you to have obtained a good Honours degree (First or Upper Second Class) in a relevant area of study.