The MSc by Research is a flexible one-year full-time degree which combines hands-on training in social research skills, with the opportunity to start work on an individual project. In many cases this project will form the basis of a subsequent PhD.
This degree is based on a minimum of three years' full-time study and independent research. In the first year, students combine a programme of research training with preliminary work on their thesis topic. The research training follows the requirements of the MSc by Research.
Our Online Distance Learning programmes, which can be studied from anywhere in the world, offer an innovative learning environment where students develop critical understanding to engage with the political, economic, social, and cultural challenges facing society today.
One of the questions that applicants most frequently ask is "Is there a current student I can talk to that can tell me a bit about what to expect". While we are happy to put you in touch with students we also thought it might be a good idea to create a section of this site that directly addresses those concerns.