Master's by Research

Explore our Master's by Research opportunities.

Master's by Research

The Master's by Research is a type of research degree that allows you to pursue an independent research project while benefiting from expert supervision.

MFA/MDes by Research Art & Design

The MDes (Res) and MFA (Res) Masters degrees allow for independent study under the supervision of a research supervisor for one year, September to August, with many leading straight into PhD studies.

This programme is not a taught degree but is structured more like a PhD. It provides you with the appropriate research experience - and the refinement of research methods - to apply with a proposal and portfolio to a PhD.

MFA by Research Art & Design

MDes by Research Art & Design

MSc by Research

The MSc by Research is a one-year research degree (two years if part-time). Compared to a taught Masters (MSc), it will have a significant amount of time devoted to original research. 

We have the following MSc by Research options:

LLM by Research

MSc by Research Anatomy & Human Identification

MSc by Research Environmental Science

MSc by Research Geography

MSc by Research Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

MSc by Research Life Sciences

MSc by Research in Medicine

Research postgraduate application guide

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All you need to know about the application process for a postgraduate research degree

Learn more about applying for a research degree