This programme offers the opportunity to gain a qualification by following a structured route in scientific research. It is closely linked with parallel MPhil and PhD programmes of work. Students can select from a wide range of theory courses appropriate to their individual research topic across the disciplines of chemical and life sciences. The programme comprises taught courses (60 credits) and a research project (120 credits) and is suitable for students who want to gain a postgraduate research qualification and strengthen their practical skills. The research project may be partially assessed by the publication of an original paper rather than a traditional thesis. The programme is designed to provide a comprehensive insight into the mechanics of research from both the literature and experimental perspectives. On successful completion of the programme, students are able to critically assess the primary research literature in depth, and appreciate the significance of the economic, environmental and social impact of research and development in a competitive industrial world. They can also design and carry out experiments to test hypotheses, and compose and present scientific information for publication purposes. The university has an extensive network of overseas contacts, with staff based in, or regularly visiting, some 40 to 50 countries. Overseas students are able to obtain an MSc by Research by attending classes for three to four months in the UK, with a project based and supervised in their own country, subject to approval by the Faculty of Engineering and Science.
The aims of the programme are:
- To provide a critical understanding of the knowledge base required for a proposed research project
- To provide and build upon analytical, conceptual and research skills
- To achieve an understanding of the research methods appropriate to the chosen field
- To undertake a critical investigation of an approved topic.
Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/res/science
What you'll study
Recent topics include:
Analytical informatics and chemometrics
Cell biology and intracellular gene delivery
Medicinal chemistry and drug-delivery systems
Pharmaceutical materials science
GIS and remote sensing
Chemostratigraphy and inorganic forensic fingerprinting
Geography - sustainable development
Solar energy conversion and hydrogen production
Students must also take 60 credits of Master's level courses in order to obtain the award.
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.
Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:
- Postgraduate finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/pg
- International students' finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/international
Students are assessed through coursework and a dissertation or a published original research paper.
This programme offers opportunities in the public and private sectors.
Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply