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Full time | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 13 months | 20-SEP-21

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Full time


13 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Research Education Research

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Applied Research allows you to design your postgraduate study to meet your research and career aspirations.

The degree combines developing research applications with real world experience to support your employment options following graduation.

You can study in any of the following academic areas in the University in which we have research expertise:

  • Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Policing, Criminal Investigation and Safeguarding
  • Psychology
  • Sport and exercise

This course combines academic study and applied research with real-world experience. It provides a unique opportunity to learn from others researching in different areas, using different methodologies and presenting in different formats. It also gives you the opportunity to explore your research interests in various ways across all modules.

The uniqueness of this award is the use of research in developing transferrable employability skills as well as enhanced subject-specific knowledge. You will complete the independent major research project prior to dissemination or exhibition - this ensures a journey from research design to dissemination to a wider audience at postgraduate level.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Applied Research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree in a related area, typically 2:1 classification. However, experience relevant to your discipline area and potential to work at Masters level will also be considered when offering a place. Your application should include a short proposal of your research so that we can make sure that we can provide you with supervision. You can do this in the ‘Personal Statement’ section.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more

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