De Montfort University

De Montfort University


This course offers the opportunity to pursue an independent research project supported by expert supervision. It provides students with an opportunity to research an area of interest in some detail. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their research ideas with potential supervisors before they start so that they have a clearly-defined project at the stage of enrolment.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have the equivalent of a 2.2 or above UK Bachelor�s honours degree. If applicants have other professional qualifications and/or industry experience we consider their application on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent; a research proposal, approximately 3 pages long that sets out the research aims context and intended methods; interview.

Course modules

There are no taught course modules. However, the university offers a generic research training programme which includes courses on intellectual property rights and ethics, planning and managing research and preparing for viva. There are also faculty-based research sessions including literature searching and reference management, health and safety in laboratories (for those students who are lab-based) and presentation of research data and participation in analytical discussion.

Assessment methods

Assessment can be as varied as students want it to be. It is defined in the learning contract; so students can negotiate assessment tasks and methods.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,250 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,250 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands

Key information

DMU Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0116 250 6070