Students work on a research project in their chosen discipline and grow to become accomplished in the latest scientific developments in their field of research. Our research staff ensure that all offered research projects are relevant to current industrial needs, providing highly employable skills to our graduates.
Acquisition of core knowledge is achieved through lectures, seminars, workshops, audio-visual presentation, tutorials and private study, supplemented, where appropriate, contributions by guest and visiting lecturers. Depending on the MRes pathway, and the Department within which this sits, each taught module is assessed by the submission of one or more written coursework assignment (totalling 4000 words equivalent), oral presentations or two-hour examination. The format of the assessment will vary depending on the module content, e.g. data interpretation and evaluation; research proposal; evaluative report, etc.
Applicants should normally possess an upper second class honours degree in any relevant discipline with additional emphasis placed upon the student's preparedness for study and performance at interview which will inform the selection process. A lower second class degree may be mitigated by substantial relevant work experience. Decisions concerning the allocation of credit, either for admission or advanced standing, will be the responsibility of a Credit Allocation Panel. Credit value will be given for appropriate certificated or experiential learning completed within the previous five years and through which an applicant can demonstrate prior achievement of learning outcomes related to one or more programme modules. A student seeking advanced standing must apply before enrolment. Each student will be interviewed as required in all Chester Research Degrees and the Interview record form will be completed and submitted to Postgraduate Research Admissions with the completed application.
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