MSc by Research Imaging and Characterisation / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science (Research)
- 12 Months. [Full-Time]
- Entry requirements
The standard academic entry requirement for this programme is a Lower Second Class UK Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.
- How to apply
- Apply online
You should include details of your previous study, your research project title and the name of the academic member of staff you would like to supervise your research.
We strongly recommend that you make contact with your proposed supervisor before submitting an application.
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The MSc by Research degree comprises three taught 15-credit units, to be determined in collaboration with your supervisor based on your previous academic background and the proposed research project, and a substantial 135-credit research project.
Our Department has one of the most extensive and innovative imaging and characterisation facilities in the UK - something that our researchers are able to take advantage of in their work. Research in this area aims to develop a better understanding of advanced materials and their performance. See more about this research area on our website .
A research degree from the Department and the University is held in the highest esteem and recognised worldwide. Many of our graduates work in the most prestigious institutions and organisations throughout the world, and much of the Department's research has a significant impact on society and commerce.
The Department provides first-class opportunities and facilities for our students to study specific subjects in-depth to a postgraduate research degree level.
Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:
MSc by Research (full-time)
UK students (per annum): Band A £4,596; Band B £6,000; Band C £9,000; Band D £11,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): Band A £25,500; Band B £27,000; Band C £30,000; Band D £32,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for Home students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
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