Edge Hill University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Masters by Research (Research)

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Course summary

The Masters by Research provides you with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and research skills that are essential foundations for further research and an academic career, while also being advantageous in relation to a range of other career pathways. Covering both practical and theoretical aspects, the focus is on acquiring the knowledge and skills to design, conduct, evaluate and disseminate your own research. You will also acquire a range of skills that are highly sought after by employers, including the advanced ability for critical thought. The Masters by Research has been designed to suit candidates from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It is particularly suitable if you aspire to a research-based career or as preparation for undertaking a PhD.

Course details

Modules

The programme of research will cover research design, research project management and research ethics, as well as more general conceptual, epistemological and methodological matters in relation to research. You will also address more specific conceptual, epistemological and methodological matters appropriate for your subject area.

Assessment method

The first element of the MRes (research project registration) will be assessed through the production of a research proposal, a project management plan and a skills development portfolio. This will take place after approximately three months if you are studying full-time or six months part-time. The final assessment of your individual research project will be through a dissertation as well as a viva voce examination.


How to apply

International applicants

International students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international

Entry requirements

To join this research degree you should have a first class or upper second class honours degree (2:1 or above).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4400 Year 1
Scotland £4400 Year 1
Wales £4400 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Masters by Research at Edge Hill University - UCAS