Research, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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 one year full-time or two years part-time. The assessment is by submission of a thesis followed by a presentation and oral examination.

Programme Structure

Research Topics
  • Applied Social Research Supported by the Institute of Applied Social Research ASR
  • Business and Management Research Supported by the Business and Management Research Institute BMRI (Research in Business Information Systems, Advances in Marketing, Leadership Innovation, Research in Law, Contemporary Accounting, Finance and Economics and English Language (See CRELLA below)
  • English Language Research Supported by the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment CRELLA within the Business and Management Research Institute BMRI
  • Computing Research Supported by the Institute for Research in Applicable Computing IRAC
  • Education Research Supported by the Institute for Research in Education IREd
  • Health Research Supported by the Institute for Health research IHR
  • Media, Art and Performance Research Supported by the Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance RIMAP
  • Science Research: Biomedical, Environmental and Technological Supported by the Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology iBEST
  • Sport and Physical Activity Research Supported by the Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research ISPAR
  • Tourism Research Supported by the Institute for Tourism Research INTOUR

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 87

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:

You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.

Documents Required

  • Contact address details
  • Course interested in
  • Research area of interest
  • Proposal (2000 word max)
  • Curriculum vitae (or resume)
  • Passport details (for International applicants)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12000 International
  • GBP 3996 EU/EEA


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