Research course


Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Geography
MSc by research

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in geology, geophysics or a cognate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Geology by Research programme provides an opportunity to carry out an independent research project at Masters level in one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). The student will also receive training in research methods and take a taught course in a relevant subject area. The research topic is agreed with a supervisor in advance and can be in any area of the expertise in the department research groups.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (with a score of 7.0 in the written English component of the test) or a TOEFL score of at least 570.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Julie Brown
+44 (0)1784-443582
+44 (0)1784-471780