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. What you'll study You will produce a research dissertation. A research training and development programme will help you towards this goal. Compulsory research training sessions will cover aspects of research design, research data management and research project management. These sessions will enable you to identify, evaluate and construct arguments, design research questions, and make a contribution to knowledge. Ethics, values and equality in research will also be considered. You will also be required to select six further sessions from a range of options focusing on methodological considerations in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. How you'll study Research degrees are focused on independent study, allowing you a great deal of control over the pace and direction of your individual research project, with the expert guidance and support of your supervisor(s). Research skills training sessions will be available, some of which will be compulsory.
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.
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 students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international
To join this research degree you should have a first class or upper second class honours degree (2:1 or above).
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