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Full time | Thornton Science Park | 1 year | OCT

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Applied Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This Master’s by Research course provides an ideal opportunity to develop your research skills and expertise in an extended project in the physical or engineering sciences. This will equip you with the professional experience in a laboratory environment and/or in computational modelling necessary for a future career in research.

Course overview

Students work on a research project in their chosen discipline and grow to become accomplished in the latest scientific developments in their field of research.

Our research staff ensure that all offered research projects are relevant to current industrial needs, providing highly employable skills to our graduates.

Why study this course with us?

MRes Applied Sciences students take two taught modules at the start of the course before moving to the research component. You will choose your main discipline from one of the following before joining the course:

- Science and Engineering
- Mathematics
- Computer Science

You will then join a research team in the appropriate department and start working on the research project of your choice.

The programme is designed to be consistent with Section 4 of the QAA (2008) framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which identifies the necessary descriptors for L7 training.

Your successful portfolio would constitute an excellent start to your research career and ambitions.


CO7115 Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
CO7004 MRes Research Dissertation (140 Credits) - Core
CO7301 Virtual Environments (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess an upper second class honours degree in any relevant discipline with additional emphasis placed upon the student's preparedness for study and performance at interview which will inform the selection process. A lower second class degree may be mitigated by substantial relevant work experience.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more