Course: MSc by Research Programme

Course details

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University Campus
  • Duration

    1 year (full time) or 2+ years (part time) (Full time / Part time)
  • Academic Year

    21 September 2020 - 21 May 2021. For February entry the academic year starts 18 January 2021.

This one-year full-time MSc by research programme includes training in research skills to help you effectively investigate the key challenges facing the agriculture, land management or equine industries.

Course overview

Research and innovation are vital to the agricultural and equine industries, which face the constant challenge of adapting to scientific and technological advances. Expert, evidence-based insights lie at the heart of the industry’s ability to respond to those changes in a way that will benefit the industry itself and the wider world. This programme is your chance to play a pivotal part in that process.

You will be trained by the RAU’s globally renowned researchers in how to formulate enquiries, critical approaches to reading, scientific writing, research methodology and statistics (e.g. Genstat, SPSS, NVivo).

You will also gain the skills and confidence to lead lectures and contribute to internal seminars and external conferences. You may also attend taught subject classes to update your knowledge and understanding on disciplines related to your chosen subject of study and to further your critical review skills.

Our research degrees are validated by the University of Gloucestershire allowing you to interact with a large and subject-diverse postgraduate community.

The programme is completed when you submit your thesis for assessment at the end of the year and defend your research in a viva voce examination. 

Ready to take the plunge? Apply now

If you have the ambition and passion to carry out research at higher degree level, together with the necessary finance to cover tuition fees, research project costs and your own living expenses, please contact Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer.

Applicants are required to contact the Director of Research & Knowledge Exchange,  Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer in writing prior to submitting an application to discuss their proposed research project.

Please complete and return to the Director of Research the Research Proposal form.

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