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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Glyntaff Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    15 months

Course summary

This MRes Applied Sciences degree is a unique, fifteen month, student-oriented programme, designed to introduce you to high level science research. By the end of the course it is expected you will be able to carry out advanced level research leading to a PhD or undertake cutting-edge industry led research.

You will receive training in a wide range of research techniques to build up a substantial profile of experimental skills to be used in future employment. A major part of this MRes is to complete an individual project of your choice, led by staff who are experts in their field.

Graduates of this course could extend their current research to PhD at USW, or venture into the jobs market with a strong degree which gives them the necessary skills for commercial research.

Assessment

Assessment for this course is based entirely on a variety of coursework.

  • Project Management and Techniques – assessed as written assignments around case studies.
  • Research Communication – assessed as a communication event and a portfolio of workshop outputs, and reflections.
  • Research Methods and Experimental Design – assessed as a portfolio of exercises including a report and presentation.
  • Advanced Research Project – assessed as a series of outputs, including a dissertation and a research poster.

Careers

Graduates of this course will be equipped to carry out high level research in a number of different sectors. This degree provides comprehensive preparation for students who wish to progress in to a research career as well as education. The MRes also builds on students transferable skills including, high level team work, communication and project management skills. Examples of employment industries include:

  • Academic
  • Commercial
  • Project management
  • Science communication and research management
  • Environment

Graduates can also progress to a PhD or research degree.

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University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    99th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    121 53%

    59th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    85th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    39th

    9

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