If you are aiming to enter academic research, this course will help to provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to operate within such an environment.
The course introduces you to some of the basic concepts of M-level study and above, including experimental design, scientific report writing, data analysis using appropriate statistical software and some concepts in the area of study. In two further modules you study the discipline specific. The remaining three modules are on the research process from development of the proposal through to exercises in operating mini projects and the methodology which is appropriate to transferring these skills to full-scale research programmes.
Graduates would be expected to go on to undertake postgraduate research within this or another university or to progress into commercial research as full-time paid employment.
Students will undertake project work in line with their intended progress into the world of research.
Our master's degrees can lead to the award of a postgraduate certificate at Stage 1 (60 credits - 3 modules), a postgraduate diploma at Stage 2 (120 credits - 6 modules) or, on completion of a research project, the MSc.
Block release study
Our master's degrees are available on a block-release basis: you'll study for one week between 9.00am and 6.00pm with follow-up days in the next four weeks together with accompanying assignment work.