MSc by Research & Dissertation
All Schools within the Faculty offer an MSc by Research degree. This course enables you to pursue an individual programme of research in a wide range of areas covered by the Faculty. It involves conducting a specific research investigation via an approved project and the presentation and examination of a dissertation. The award of MSc by Research is at the same level as the MPhil, and carries 180 credits. The programme lasts one year full time or two years part time.
Assessment is through preparation and submission of a dissertation, typically 10,000 words, which will be the subject of an oral examination, in which you will show how you have critically investigated your research project and made an independent and original contribution to knowledge.
To be eligible for the programme, students normally need a first or second class honours degree, or equivalent, in a subject appropriate to the proposed programme of study. Applications will also be considered from individuals without formal qualifications at this level (but with substantial relevant experience), providing they can satisfy the admissions tutor of their motivation and ability to work at MSc level.
English Language Requirements
English language entry requirements are IELTS 6.5, or TOEFL 570+
For more information about fees, please click here
Bench fees will also be payable to the appropriate School.
How to Apply
You can apply for the MSc by Research online or by post. To access the application forms, please click here
Students applying for the course should send the completed application form and the following documents to Applicant Services:
- Evidence of educational qualification
- Any other supporting document (e.g. academic transcripts, English Language Test score)
- Also ask two referees who are familiar with your academic ability (or any relevant work experience)
- If you already have an outline research project proposal, this should also be provided.
Applicant Services (Postgraduate)
40-46 Surbiton Road
Kingston upon Thames KT1 2HX
Tel: +44 (0)844 855 2177
For further information about undertaking an MSc by Research, please contact Jackie Deacon, Research Coordinator.
T: 020 8417 7488