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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-JAN-22, 01-APR-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This programme will give you the opportunity to conduct research alongside staff at the forefront of their academic disciplines across the geological sciences, spanning the spectrum of disciplines from structural geology, palaeomagnetism, volcanoes, landslides and geomorphology to the evolution of life on Earth. You will be supported within an active interdisciplinary research environment, working on a project in collaboration with your supervisor leading to a formal postgraduate qualification.

The programme offers you the flexibility to shape your research in an area of particular interest to you, alongside the opportunity to gain research skills from our taught modules both within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and across the University.

Key features

  • A flexible programme of research that is ideal if you are interested in pursuing a specific shorter-term research project.
  • Focus on a geological sciences project within a vibrant interdisciplinary research community.
  • A bespoke training pathway tailored to your individual needs.
  • Modules may be chosen from a variety of existing taught masters programmes and can span disciplines as appropriate.
  • Personalised expert supervision (you'll be assigned a Director of Studies and an additional supervisor).

This programme incorporates taught elements (a minimum of 40 credits and a maximum of 120 credits) and an extended research phase. You must take and pass at least two taught and assessed modules (40 credit) to equip you with the appropriate level of research skills. The specific modules will be agreed together with your supervisor. These taught elements typically focus on research methods, contemporary issues and methodological skills, but may vary according your individuals needs and the subject area.

Overseas applicants must submit their application 4.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. For Home/EU applicants the deadline is 2.5 months prior to the proposed programme start date. There are three possible start dates per year, 1 October, 1 January and 1 April.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,170per 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 Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    118 52%

    22nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    22nd

    6

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