Masters By Research

Do you want to apply your geological or geophysical knowledge to help utilise 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. 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 commence 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.

  • You can read more about how to apply here.
  • Information about fees can be found here.
  • UK/Home students undertaking a Masters by Research can apply for a government doctoral loan.