MSc by Research Programme
This one-year full-time MSc programme includes training in research skills and you will also contribute to monthly discussion seminars on the progress of your study.
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.
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.
This programme may be taken full time over 12 months or 24 months, assessed on the basis of a thesis examined in a viva voce. Alternatively, it can be taken part time over 18 months or 36 months. Part-time is also available over two years for UK/EU students.
The standard minimum entry requirement will be an Honours degree at upper second level or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution.
Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview.
For students whose first language is not English, the University will accept the International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7.0 in all elements.
All experiment costs and supervisor travel costs to be paid by self-funding students in addition to annual fees.
For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:
|Full-time||£4,100 per year||£12,000 per year|
|Part-time||£2,055 per year (Minimum registration of 2 years)||N/A|
Please note: Part-time students from non-UK/EU countries are currently unable to enrol on research degrees due to visa regulations.
The tuition fees quoted for 2018 applicants may rise in line with inflation, subject to government policy.
For full details, please visit the fees and funding webpage.
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 found here.