About This Course
This is a one year research programme, undertaken entirely by research on a topic proposed by the candidate and approved by the University. A supervisor will be appointed who will provide formal research supervision to the candidate for the 12 month period. At the end of the period, students will be expected to present a piece of work approximately 40,000–50,000 words in length.
There are four methods of doing the programme either pursuing full-time study at the University; pursuing full-time research at an external place of employment or either of these pathways on a part-time basis over a period of 24 months instead of the full-time 12 month period.
The criteria for admission onto the programme would normally be a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent, a satisfactory proposal for research and the ability of the School to effectively supervise the proposed dissertation
For those whose first language is not English or Welsh, the minimum English language requirements is:
- IELTS: 6.5 (with no individual score lower than 6.0)
- Pearson PTE: 62 (with no individual score lower than 58)
- Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no individual score lower than 169)