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Full time | Medway Campus | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Research Methods (Science)

Course type


Course Summary

Our Master's by Research in Science combines taught courses with a major research element. It’s ideal for graduates wishing to apply advanced skills to industry-style projects.

This course allows you to follow a structured route into scientific research. For the taught element, you select from a wide range of modules across the natural and life sciences appropriate to your individual research topic. The course is suited to students interested in a postgraduate research qualification and strengthening their insight into the mechanics of research in science.

Your research can cover a broad range of areas, including chemistry, pharmacy, biological sciences and nanotechnology. You'll benefit from one-to-one project supervision with specialist academics and strong links with industry. We've also invested heavily in state-of-the-art research facilities, including electron microscopes, mass spectrometers, and specialist bench-top analytical equipment, which are available to you at our Medway Campus in Kent.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates of this master's by research in science are well-placed for numerous opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. Our Employer Partnerships Manager develops relationships with companies to provide employment opportunities.

Other members of the team help you to develop your knowledge of job markets, produce effective CVs, cover letters and application forms, and prepare for job applications and interviews.


The Masters by Research project comprises 120 credits, is the major Research component of this module, and represents a substantial individual effort. As such, the resulting Thesis should be of an appropriate standard to be examined by an External Examiner. The research project allows students to demonstrate their capacity for advanced independent learning and the development of key research skills, including critical thinking, data analysis and the effective presentation/ communication of the results obtained.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have: Either a BSc honours degree normally at 2.1 or above, or equivalent qualification in a relevant science subject, Or substantial industrial experience and supervisory responsibility.

Department profile

Faculty of Engineering & Science The historic Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime is home to the Faculty of Engineering and Science. In 2017, the Medway Campus benefited from £50 million investment that has seen the construction of extensive new laboratories and research facilities. Our community of student’s ranges from undergraduate through to taught Masters and PhDs. Our strong international reputation attracts students from around the...more

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