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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUL-22, OCT-22, JAN-23, APR-23, JUL-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc by Research is a one-year programme which allows you to pursue your research interests.

Unlike a conventional taught master’s course, you work full-time on your own research project. You'll be supported with a small number of taught modules to develop your knowledge and practical skills.

You'll have 12 months to experiment and collect data, and a further three months (if required) to write your thesis.

The MSc course is ideal if:

  • You would like to study for a research degree without the three- or four-year commitment to a PhD degree
  • You would like to study a further qualification to prepare you for PhD study
  • You are an overseas student requiring an interim qualification after 12 to 15 months' study

MSc by Research - Distance Learning

The MSc by Research - Distance Learning (DL) - is a one-year programme which allows you to pursue your research interests from home.

MSc by Research projects

We are currently recruiting MSc by Research students. We encourage you to do some research on our academics to really get to know how their work and expertise fits with your interests before you apply. If you wish to learn more about a particular academic's research or discuss a project you have in mind, they are happy to answer specific questions by email or telephone.

We have many exciting projects on offer within our five research areas. A selection is given here, new opportunities come up all the time so please do get in touch. We're always happy to hear proposals for new research projects. If you have something in mind and can't find your perfect project listed below, just identify a potential supervisor and get in touch.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching from eminent researchers who bring real-world expertise into their subjects, equipping students for the global workplace.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 49 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    156 68%

    22nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91.0 91%

    5th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    14th

    7

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