Open University

Open University

Research Project (T802)

This research course builds on students' existing postgraduate diploma to enable them to complete the MSc. Students will design a research proposal by identifying and developing a research problem relevant to their MSc. They will undertake primary (original data collection) and secondary (literature review) research, analyse this data and draw conclusions. These will add, in a modest but nevertheless tangible way, to the wider body of knowledge of the subject area. Students will communicate the outcome of their research by writing up and submitting their dissertation. Support is available to students at every stage from the study materials, your supervisor and online forums.

Entry requirements

Students must have already obtained (or be in a position to obtain before registration) a postgraduate diploma or equivalent in the relevant programme; they also need to be registered for 1 of the following qualifications: the MSc in advanced networking (F56); the MSc in computing for commerce and industry (F05); the MSc in engineering (F46); the MSc in environmental decision making (F13); the MSc in information systems (F37); the MSc in management of software projects (F43); the MSc in networks and distributed systems (F42); the MSc in software development (F26); the MSc in systems thinking in practice (F47); the MSc in technology management (F36).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 13 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 13 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning February 2017 - 13 months

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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