Research course


University of Greenwich · School of Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

  • Either a BSc honours degree normally at 2.1 or above, or equivalent qualification in a relevant science subject,
  • Or substantial industrial experience and supervisory responsibility.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Master's by Research in Science combines taught courses with a major research element. It’s ideal for graduates wishing to apply advanced skills to industry-style projects.

This course allows you to follow a structured route into scientific research. For the taught element, you select from a wide range of modules across the natural and life sciences appropriate to your individual research topic. The course is suited to students interested in a postgraduate research qualification and strengthening their insight into the mechanics of research in science.

Your research can cover a broad range of areas, including chemistry, pharmacy, biological sciences and nanotechnology. Many research projects we support span across these disciplines. You'll benefit from one-to-one project supervision with specialist academics and strong links with industry. We've also invested heavily in state-of-the-art research facilities, including electron microscopes, mass spectrometers, and specialist bench-top analytical equipment, which are available to you at our Medway Campus in Kent.

Before you apply for this course, you should identify a potential supervisor from our School and get in touch with them directly to discuss research topics of interest. They will guide you through the application process.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
020 8331 9000