Taught course

Masters By Research

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2:1 or first class Honours degree (or equivalent) Relevant experience may be needed for some projects


Months of entry


Course content

The course offers students the opportunity to develop a theoretical and practical appreciation of many research methods relevant to the health, social care and social science fields.
Students are able to explore both traditional and longstanding research methods as well as innovative approaches to social research.
Students develop technical skills as well as philosophical understandings of key methodological debates.
The programme provides the research methods training required for subsequent PhD study.
The programme is offered flexibly on a modular basis and can be undertaken full time or part time.

Information for international students

Guaranteed accommodation for international students. Excellent English Language support included in fees. Evidence of qualifications equivalent to an Honours degree. The Faculty has strong international links and is actively collaborating with institutions world-wide. The course fee for overseas students is £9500 scholarships may be available.

Fees and funding

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfees

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12-15 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment75
Dissertation20 (15000 words)
Oral Presentation5

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)116 257 7700