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An MSc by research is taken in one year as a full-time student or in two years as a part-time student. The degree is awarded following the successful completion of a period of research, including the submission of a thesis and its subsequent examination, together with a seminar. The thesis is expected to display a particular knowledge of some part or aspect of the field of study, and to make a contribution to knowledge or understanding.
There are various milestones throughout the MSc year which will be assessed through formally required pieces of work. These include seminars, written work and oral deliverables.
Students should aim to submit a thesis at the end of the 12 months registration period. The final deadline for submission falls three months later. No oral
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Your research proposal is an integral part of the application process, so it is worthwhile investing thought and time on it. It needs to outline the nature of your proposed study and give some indication of how you will conduct your research. The purpose of this exercise is to ensure that you and your potential supervisor(s) have matching research interests. We strongly recommend that you contact your potential supervisor prior to making your application to discuss your research interests.
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