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. The MSc by Research degree involves three formally required pieces of work, which are assessed by the research student's supervisor and their assigned assessor. *Literature Review Seminar - after 3 months *Thesis Proposal - after 4 months *Thesis Seminar - after 9 months *Thesis - after 12 months and no later than 15 months
Part-time students can take an MSc by research over a two-year period. Their literature seminar is given at the Departmental Conference held in their first year, and their research proposal must be submitted within their first eight months of study. They should aim to submit a thesis at the end of the two-year registration period. The deadline falls six months later.
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