A Master's by Research (MSc) allows you to undertake a one year (full-time) research degree. It contains little or no formal taught component. This type of study gives you the chance to explore a research topic over a shorter time than a more in-depth doctoral programme.
Research Master's students choose a specific project to work on and have a greater degree of independence in their work than is the case with a taught Master's course.
You'll be expected to work to an approved programme which you will develop in conjunction with your supervisor within the first few months of starting your studies. Whilst undertaking the research project you will also have the opportunity to develop your research skills by taking part in training courses and events.
At the end of the project you write up your findings in the form of a short thesis of around 25,000 words, which will then be examined.
On successful completion, you will be awarded your degree and if you have enjoyed this taste of research you may then decide to apply for the full research doctoral degree (PhD)
Applications are welcome for a diverse range of specialist topics and areas of expertise; including reducing burglary, tackling hate crime, exploring the mental health of children of prisoners, preventing violent extremism, violence and the night time economy and the impact of design on levels of crime, among others.
We would especially welcome applications for topics in which the proposed research is in line with the research priorities of the School of Human and Health Sciences. Find out more about the research priorities of the School on this website.
You are advised to take time to investigate the University's website to find out more details about the research we conduct. Please visit the Research section of the website to take a look at the information there.
To find out about the staff in this subject area please visit the subject area page, or alternatively, to look at profiles of any of our academic staff, you can visit our academic staff profile page. .