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NDS graduate student working on laptop © Medical Sciences Division and John Cairns

Course Code:  RM_SU2

Students on Master of Science (MSc) by Research programmes focus on a specific research project of their choice. They work closely with an academic supervisor who oversees their studies, and will produce a thesis that represents a significant and substantial piece of work.

Students in the experimental sciences are also likely to collaborate with their supervisor on shared laboratory work as part of a research team. After completing their MSc, research students frequently go on to pursue academic careers or careers requiring advanced research skills. Most commonly, MSc by Research degrees last two to three years.