University of York
An MSc by Research is a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time masters degree programme. Students advance their knowledge or understanding of a particular aspect of the field of study. Our MSc by Research is an excellent way to get a one year masters qualification through independent research experience. It is commonly a stepping-stone to an MPhil, PhD or a research-related job. Students conduct a research project in the lab of a supervisor to produce a research thesis. An MSc by Research thesis will be narrower in scope than an MPhil thesis, although it should still contain some original work. The degree can start at any point in the year. The application procedure is similar to an MPhil and PhD, with students applying to a specific supervisor who is expert in the student's research area of interest. From the start, each student undertakes a research project working closely with a supervisor selected by the student; a second member of staff plays the role of internal assessor and provides further academic support and guidance.
Applicants will normally be expected to have a good Honours degree (1st or upper 2nd Class or equivalent) in any biological subject. We will consider applicants with backgrounds in chemistry, computer science, electronics, environment, mathematics, medicine or physics who can demonstrate a commitment to the biosciences.
An MSc by Research is shorter than an MPhil programme and consequently, the thesis will be narrower in scope than an MPhil thesis, although it should still contain some original work. The thesis is also judged by two examiners but the student is normally not required to attend an oral examination.
A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc (Res)||Full-time||£ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc (Res)||Full-time||£ 19,050 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc (Res)||Part-time||£ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc (Res)||Part-time||£ 9,525 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of York||York||YO10 5DD||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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