Master's by Research MA/MSc

Course Details

  • icon icon Institute De Montfort University
  • icon icon Area Business & Management
  • icon icon Sub Area Business, Management, Fashion, Design, Art, Film, Acting, Nursing, Architecture, Humanities & Social Science, Engineering, Others
  • icon icon Category Postgraduate Programs
  • icon icon Course Master's by Research MA/MSc

  • icon icon Campus Leicester Campus
  • icon icon Next intake October
  • icon icon Language English

About Course

  • 12 Months
  • Full-time: plus a 3-month Research Completion Period  
  • if required | Part-time: 24 months plus a 6-month Research Completion Period  
  • if required  

  • The MA or MSc by Research is a master’s degree that emphasises independent study over taught instruction. It is often used as a training course in advanced research work and lays the foundation towards doing a PhD.

    Reasons to study Master's by Research at DMU:

    • You have the flexibility to manage your own time and study when it suits you best
    • Our established practitioner and research-based academic staff have a reputation for undertaking world-leading projects; helping you get the very best out of your research project
    • Benefit from the support and expertise of research supervisors who will meet with you regularly to review your progress
    • Our research into dried blood spot analysis, helping the treatment of sick newborn babies, was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards
    • Along with the development of the world’s first artificial pancreas; the aim of which is to improve treatment for those living with diabetes, our leading researchers have exhibited their work on ground-breaking Channel 4 documentaries, as well as overseas in America, at The National Science Museum in London, and to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Edward during their visits to DMU
    • Other leading research projects include: developing a skin cancer detection tool, assessing the levels of toxins in rice and examining surgical site infections

    You are encouraged to discuss your research ideas with potential supervisors before you start so that you have a clearly defined project at the enrolment stage.


    • Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM)
    • Health and Life Sciences (HLS) only.

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