The Structured Masters by Research Programme is designed to develop students' research skills through a high quality programme of supported and structured learning. Core taught modules will introduce the student to the postgraduate academic community and support the student in conducting high quality, ethical research.
The students will also select a number of research and specialist modules from across the University, which meet their learning needs and interests. A personal academic supervisor will guide the student in selecting the most appropriate modules. An original research thesis must be completed as part of the programme.
Students can register on a full-time or parttime basis. The full-time option is completed in two years over six academic semesters. This programme provides the option for successful students to transfer to the structured PhD programme offered by the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences. Core module credits accumulated on the Structured Masters by Research Programme may be transferred to the structured PhD programme.
The taught core modules are 'Introduction to Post Graduate Research', 'Research Integrity' and 'Entering the academic community'. Students will take 6-12 credits worth of Research Methods modules and 6-12 credits worth of Specialist modules from the suite of existing faculty modules. Students will also complete a research project.
Exemptions for non-core taught modules may be awarded on review of application. Applicants who hold either a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma will be able to apply for exemptions for up to six ECT's of the specialist module credits. No Exemptions will be offered for the core credits or the research elective modules.