Research course

Master of Research

Ulster University · Faculty of Life and Health Sciences Research

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2:1 honours degree in subject related to their research topic or equivalent qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

A one-year Masters course for graduates considering the 3-year research degree (PhD) while simultaneously providing a free-standing qualification of direct relevance to many employment areas. Students learn many skills relevant to further research or in the workplace. RAE rating of 5* for Biomedical Sciences.

Department specialisms

Environmental Sciences; Bioinformatics; Cancer and Ageing; Diabetes; Diet and Health; Pharmaceutical Biotechnology; Microbial Biotechnology; Radiation Science; Vision Science.

Information for international students

International students are welcome to apply providing they hold the equivalent of a 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Unfortunately there is no funding for overseas students.

Fees and funding

There are a small number of funding opportunities available. You can obtain more information with the application.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Professor C Armour
+44 28 7012 3374