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Master's by Research

Master’s by Research offers you the opportunity to pursue an independent research project while benefitting from the support of expert supervision. Develop an understanding of research study, linking your research project directly to your current or future career interests, and obtain a taste of what PhD study might entail.

Overview

Reasons to study Master's by Research at DMU:

  • You have the flexibility to manage your own time and study when it suits you best
  • Our established practitioner and research-based academic staff have a reputation for undertaking world-leading projects; helping you get the very best out of your research project
  • Benefit from the support and expertise of research supervisors who will meet with you regularly to review your progress
  • Our research into dried blood spot analysis, helping the treatment of sick newborn babies, was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards
  • Along with the development of the world’s first artificial pancreas; the aim of which is to improve treatment for those living with diabetes, our leading researchers have exhibited their work on ground-breaking Channel 4 documentaries, as well as overseas in America, at The National Science Museum in London, and to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Edward during their visits to DMU
  • Other leading research projects include: developing a skin cancer detection tool, assessing the levels of toxins in rice and examining surgical site infections

You are encouraged to discuss your research ideas with potential supervisors before you start so that you have a clearly defined project at the enrolment stage.

Scholarships:

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Duration: 12-15 months full-time, 24-30 months part-time

Attendance: As negotiated with supervisors

Location of study: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding:
Full-time £4,980
Part-time
15 credits £415
45 credits £1,245

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 


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Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Duration: 12-15 months full-time

Attendance: As negotiated with supervisors

Location of study: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding:
Full-time £12,700

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 


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Entry criteria

  • Normally a minimum of a 2:1 or first class Honours degree (or equivalent)
  • Relevant experience may be needed for some projects You will be required to prepare a research proposal, approximately three pages long that sets out your research aims context and intended methods
  • You will then be interviewed by two members of staff and, if successful in your application, be assigned two supervisors

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Academic expertise

 

Course modules

This is a research masters so there are no taught course modules. However, the university offers generic research training which includes courses on:

  • Intellectual Property Rights and Ethics
  • Planning and Managing Research
  • Preparing for your viva

There are also faculty-based research sessions including:

  • Literature Searching and Reference
  • Management, Health and Safety in laboratories (for those students who are laboratory-based) and;
  • Presentation of Research Data and Participation in Analytical Discussion

Teaching and assessment

Your research proposal will be discussed during your entry interview. If successful, you will be assigned two supervisors who you will meet with on a regular basis, at least twice per month if you’re a full-time student or once per month if you’re a part-time student.

You will submit a research thesis (maximum of 30,000 words) and have a viva conducted by an internal and external examiner.

Academic expertise

We benefit from a wide range of expertise in a number of specialist areas in order to help guide and support you in your research project.

Most of our academic staff are actively involved in research or consultancy activity and there are also more than 150 dedicated postgraduate researchers.

Facilities and features

Health and Life Sciences facilties

Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Learn more about DMU’s first-class study facilities.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term-time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Scholarships

As part of the university's commitment to enhancing the personal and career development of our graduates. We offer an Alumni scholarship programme. For more information visit Health and Life Sciences Alumni Scholarships >

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Graduate careers

The course will help you to develop and enhance the skills and knowledge required to conduct research in an area of interest to you. If you’re thinking about doing a PhD, it will also provide you with the opportunity to explore whether you enjoy independent study.

Your research can be tailored to your chosen career path, and if you are in employment it may also act as an opportunity to gain a better understanding of a topic related to your workplace.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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50% off selected PG courses

We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study, which is why we offer the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship. This gives DMU graduates a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, based on academic achievement and merit. Find out more.

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The perfect way to find out more about DMU is to attend one of the postgraduate open evenings or events that take place all year round. If you can't visit the university in person, you can also sign up for one of our online chats. Find out more.

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If you are unable to visit the university in person, we hold regular events where you can chat online with an adviser. Find out more.

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De Montfort University (DMU)’s growing reputation for research which benefits society has been confirmed with the publication of the REF 2014 results. Find out more.

 
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