The MSc (by module) is designed to provide a flexible route to a master's qualification for students who have completed a bachelor's degree. The degree spans a range of disciplines. Each student assembles a coherent group of modules focusing on a particular theme with the guidance and approval of a study committee. This facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to their studies and in particular their research project.
The MSc (by module) has a broader appeal to EU and non-EU students who wish to do a taught master's degree in areas other than those specialized masters programmes currently offered. The structure will appeal to students who wish to do a general degree and also to those who arrive with a particular area of interest that requires a more flexible and multidisciplinary approach.
The M.Sc. in Engineering (by module) consists of taught modules and a project together amounting to 90 ECTS. The taught component comprises modules totalling 60 ECTS credits. In the first semester, candidates pursuing the course must take modules worth at least 25 ECTS. In the second semester, candidates pursuing the course must take the balance of the ECTS. M.Sc. candidates will, in addition, complete a substantial research project and submit a dissertation which accounts for a further 30 ECTS to be eligible for the award of the degree.