Applied Research at Staffordshire University - UCAS

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Course summary

The MSc Applied Research allows you to design your postgraduate study to meet your research and career aspirations. There is a programme of core modules but around that you can choose from a varied selection of modules or design your own bespoke study. Through a programme of flexible blended learning, you can undertake your studies in a variety of academic areas. As well as becoming an expert in a chosen area, the course provides a unique opportunity to learn from others researching in different subject areas, using different methodologies and presenting in different formats. The uniqueness of this course is that you can negotiate the exact content of your programme of study across a diverse range of disciplines. In collaboration with us you will develop a learning contract, and this will specify the exact title of the award that you will receive at the end of the course to reflect choices and specialisms, so for example it could be relatively broad such as Applied Research (Physical Geography or Applied Research (Genomics) or quite specific such as Applied Research (Metabolic Disease). Previous students have completed the course in the following academic areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Biological and Biomedical Science
  • Environment and Geography
  • Policing, Criminal Investigation and Safeguarding
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise
On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Applied Research

Assessment method

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative). Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing. You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.

Entry requirements

An honours degree in a related area, typically 2:1 classification. However, experience relevant to your discipline area and potential to work at Masters level will also be considered when offering a place. For students whose first language is not English, you must have achieved Level 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in all components of IELTS (or equivalent). Your application should include a short proposal of your research so that we can make sure that we can provide you with supervision. You can do this in the ‘Personal Statement’ section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Applied Research at Staffordshire University - UCAS