Do you want to apply your geological or geophysical knowledge to help exploit use of the subsurface to deliver net zero targets?
Do you want to drive your own research project and get in-depth research experience?
Then this degree is for you!
Different to a taught Masters degree, this degree gives you the opportunity to perform your own research independently within one year full time, (or two years part time). At the end of your Masters by Research you will have to present a thesis, so it is the perfect spring board for a PhD programme.
This is a demanding degree and the entry requirement is a UK undergraduate honours degree 2.1 (or equivalent) or higher. It is important that applicants possess the research skills needed at the outset of the degree, because there is very little time for training during this very demanding degree. At the time of formal application, the student has to have a research project description and a supervisory team in place. The Masters by Research can commerce at any time of the year.
If you are interested in this type of degree, please identify a research area of interest, and/or review the project ideas listed below, and approach the academic lead named on the project idea or contact us to outline your own project idea. We can help to find a suitable supervisor for you.
Bursaries available now
We are pleased to be able to offer two bursaries for UK/Home students.
The bursaries will cover the fees only for one year (or two years as a part time student). Please note the bursaries will not cover any living expenses and require a start date before the end of July 2021.
To apply for one of these bursaries, applicants must first confirm a research project and supervisory team, and make a formal application to the University. Once you have done this, you can then complete the bursary application form (deadline 5pm BST, 30th May 2021).