Research course

Masters by Research

Abertay University · Dundee Business School
LLM by researchMSc by researchMA by researchMTech

Entry requirements

An upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) at undergraduate level in an appropriate discipline but in most cases, especially for overseas applicants, a Masters degree is preferred. In some cases appropriate professional or experiential learning may be considered in combination with a lower classification of Honours degree.


Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This is a one year (three semesters) research programme, which will be supervised by one or more of our faculty members. Successful graduates will be awarded a masters degree with one of the following titles depending on the subject area of research:

  • Master of Science by Research (main subject name) (MSc)
  • Master of Arts by Research (main subject name) (MA)
  • Master of Technology by Research (main subject name) (MTECH)
  • Master of Laws by Research (main subject name) LLM

Masters by Research degrees are available in a wide range of topics across each of the four faculties (Schools) of the University.

Department specialisms

Creative Industries, Environment, Security, Society

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

In most cases, research degree applicants are expected to source their own funding to cover tuition fees, bench fees (if applicable) and living expenses. Overseas applicants may wish to contact their local British Council Office for a list of scholarships available in their country. Occasionally, funded places are available from the University and these are advertised on the University’s jobs pages. Further information on other Scholarships is also available. An Erasmus Mundus scheme currently running for eligible students. For further details please visit our Erasmus Mundus page.

Qualification and course duration

LLM by research

full time
12 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

MA by research

full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office