A first class or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject that includes a preliminary training in research methods, or equivalent. International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.
Months of entry
This award may be the first step towards an academic research career. The applied and real-world focus is also designed to make the award especially relevant for students who seek to pursue research further in organisational, client-focused or similar settings. Individual modules within the course may be available to applicants who wish to acquire specific skills to pursue particular forms or areas of research.
Information for international students
International: Where your honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 and no individual component score below 6.0.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Further details of qualification
EXIT AWARDS: MRes Delivery: Taught modules will be delivered at QMU, possibly with additional online learning. The research project may be conducted in either an appropriate laboratory or an applied setting to be agreed between student and supervisor. Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest Duration: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2.5 years Start date: September 2014 Application deadline: None Teaching, learning and assessment: Teaching of research methods and applied research is designed to develop skills across aspects of research methods, design and application. Delivery might include all or any of the following: seminars, tutorials, workshops, online learning, and independent work. The Research Project can be conducted in a laboratory or a real-world setting to be agreed between the student, the supervisor, and where appropriate an external third party. This project will comprise a piece of research that will lead to a research output suitable for submission to the peer-review publication process, a client report, or other form of engagement with real-world research. This module will be assessed on the basis of such an output and the presentation of key findings from the research to a selected audience. An overview of the research currently conducted within the University can be found here. Details of individual staff research interests within your subject area can be found on relevant departmental pages within the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management webpages Teaching hours and attendance: Each module which you study on-campus will require you to attend classes and carry out self-directed, independent work. Your attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part-time.
Course contact details
- Stephen Darling
- 0131 474 0000