Research course

MSc by Research (all RAU Departments)

Institution
Royal Agricultural University · Royal Agricultural University
Qualifications
MS by research

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: The standard minimum entry requirement will be an Honours degree at upper second level or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution.

Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview.

For students whose first language is not English, the University will accept the International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in Writing and no less than 5.5 in all elements.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

Overview

Research and innovation are vital to the agricultural and equine industries, which face the constant challenge of adapting to scientific and technological advances. Expert, evidence-based insights lie at the heart of the industry’s ability to respond to those changes in a way that will benefit the industry itself and the wider world. This programme is your chance to play a pivotal part in that process.

You will be trained by the RAU’s globally renowned researchers in how to formulate enquiries, critical approaches to reading, scientific writing, research methodology and statistics (e.g. Genstat, SPSS, NVivo).

You will also gain the skills and confidence to lead lectures and contribute to internal seminars and external conferences. You may also attend taught subject classes to update your knowledge and understanding on disciplines related to your chosen subject of study and to further your critical review skills.

The programme is completed when you submit your thesis for assessment at the end of the year and defend your research in a viva voce examination.

Structure

The full-time Master of Science by Research programme is a one year research project submitted as a thesis and examined in a viva voce.

  • Full-time – minimum 12 months / maximum 24 months
  • Part-time – minimum 18 months / maximum 36 months

Department specialisms

Agriculture Land Management Equine Industries

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,100 FT / £2,055 PT
International students
£12,000

Qualification and course duration

MS by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer
Email
meriel.moore-colyer@rau.ac.uk
Phone
01285 88 99 12