M.Sc. Research

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR11309 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Bedfordshire | Luton, United Kingdom
MA/MSc by Research students enrol for 1 year full time or 2 years part time and are expected to submit for programme approval within one month of enrolment.

Description of Research


Masters by Research programmes provide an opportunity for independent study within a structured academic environment. The research programme which is agreed with the supervisor will be designed to provide an effective training in research methods within the discipline area selected.

MA/MSc by Research students enrol for 1 year full time or 2 years part time and are expected to submit for programme approval within one month of enrolment.

Programme approval involves completion of a research proposal and submission of this to the Research Institute who will arrange a review process.

Assessment is by submission of a thesis followed by a presentation and oral examination.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 11309 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 4374 Year (EEA)

£3,732 UK/EU; £9,650 non-EU

Start date September  2015, January  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

English Language Requirements

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CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Research

Applicants for a research degree should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.
For MSc/MA by Research a good honours degree is required in the appropriate subject.

English Language Entry Requirement- Research Graduate School

All International/Overseas Research Degree Applicants for whom English is not their first language* are required to have an English Language qualification with IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or equivalent:


  • with a score of 6.0 or more.
  • The individual tests within IELTS must have a score of no less than 5.5


  • with a score of 87 or more.
  • Individual scores as follows: Listening 21 (or above) Reading 22 (or above)
  • Speaking - 23 (or above) Writing - 21 (or above)

Please note that the test must have been taken no more than 2 years prior to application.

Work Experience for Research

No work experience is required.

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