Entry requirements

Normally students will have a good undergraduate Honours degree (UK Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent) and in some cases, a Masters degree.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our MSc by Research in Geography has been developed to allow you to undertake a research project in an area that interests you, within a shorter timeframe than the three year MPhil or four year PhD. If you are interested in converting to an MPhil or PhD at a later stage, the MSc by Research is sufficiently flexible to allow you to do so.

The programme is ideal if you wish to research an area of interest full-time, or part-time; the part-time variant is well suited for those in employment. The award of MSc by Research is clear evidence to employers, whether academic or professional, of your ability to conduct independent research to produce original material within a prescribed timescale. It is also an appropriate route to a PhD and successful students have the option to transfer to an MPhil or PhD on completion.

The MbyRes programmes are two years full time or three years part time. There is no minimum registration period and students may complete their studies within a shorter time scale. However, students who are accessing financial support through the Student Loan Company Postgraduate Research Loan should be aware that funding payments are scheduled across two years of the defined full time programme duration, or three years for part-time equivalents.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Research Degrees
Email
pgr-cles-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 725150