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MRes Technology (Distance Learning)

Course Description

Why take this course?

You will have the opportunity to focus your research interests, with the freedom to investigate how the boundaries of technology can be further expanded. The course is taught within the Faculty of Technology, which has gained national and international recognition for its research into cosmology, artificial intelligence, health care and computing, engineering, and mathematics. This course can also also be achieved through distance learning.

You can study this course through campus-based or distance learning.

What will I experience?

You will undertake a large research project of your choosing which will match the research profile of one of the following Schools in Computing, Engineering, Maths, Civil Engineering and Surveying, or Cosmology and Gravitation. Your project will be supported through formal research training sessions and you will also benefit from the advice of world leading experts. A feature of this programme is the opportunity to work with a research active member of staff through a Research Internal Placement unit.

What opportunities might it lead to?

The course will provide a thorough grounding should you consider moving towards doctoral studies, or pursue research related positions, roles and activities as a career. You will develop a wide variety of skills, experience and competence throughout your studies, offering further advantages in terms of many employment opportunities.

Module Details


The course is offered via full-time (one year) and part-time (two years) modes. The following provides an overview of the full-time course content (part-time students will complete the 60-credit Research Preparation and Development unit in the first year and the 90-credit Research Project unit in the second year).

Research Preparation and Development (60 credits)
Research Internal Placement Unit (30 credits)
Research Project Unit (90 credits)

Example project areas

Computational intelligence
Mobile health
Networking and security or systems
Healthcare modelling and informatics
Cosmic structures formation
Galaxy dynamics and surveys
Composite structures
Renewable energy and sustainability
Business/systems analysis
Forensic computing

Student Destinations

If you are considering moving towards doctoral studies, or pursue research related positions, roles and activities as a career, this course will provide you with the skills and experience you need. You will also be in an excellent position to apply for any related doctoral training programme, research assistant positions, graduate teaching positions, or general research related roles.

Visit the MRes Technology (Distance Learning) page on the University of Portsmouth website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 or first class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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