About this course
- Candidates enrol in a year-long thesis subject for the duration of the degree.
- A candidate will have appropriately experienced supervisor/s and an Advisory Committee who in consultation with the candidate, arranges a course of supervised research designed to suit the individual requirements and interests of the candidate.
- A candidate may be required to supplement their research program by attendance at, or enrolment in, additional subjects if considered necessary by the supervisor(s) and course coordinator.
- Academic progress is reviewed formally every six months throughout the degree.
- All candidates for the degree will be examined on the basis of their thesis which is examined externally. The thesis should normally be up to 30,000 words in length excluding tables, illustrations and bibliography.
- The minimum passing grade is 65% for a Masters by Research degree.
- All candidates will make an oral presentation of the thesis content in the form of a poster towards the end of their candidature. The poster is not formally assessed but satisfactory completion of this hurdle is compulsory in order to meet the requirements of the degree.
- Candidates should refer to the University policy library for further information regarding candidature, academic progress, ethics, thesis preparation and examination.
- All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 6 months full-time research at the University in order to benefit from planning, conducting and writing up their research within a University community and environment.
- Normally the entire degree is undertaken at the University.
- To be eligible to submit a thesis students must be enrolled in their course for the minimum period of 6 months full-time equivalent.
- All candidates are required to attend departmental seminars over the period of their candidature.
Last updated: 10 November 2023