Prospective postgraduates

Programme structure

The programme comprises two semesters of weekly classes followed by a period of individual research leading to a dissertation.

The MSc lasts for 12 months from September to the end of August in the following year. To be awarded the MSc degree you must also complete a dissertation.  A diploma option is also available, which requires completion of the taught courses alone.

The taught courses are worth a total of 120 credit points and are assessed by coursework. Provided you achieve the required standard, you will proceed to a period of individual research from May to August, resulting in a final dissertation worth a further 60 credits.

Taught courses

You will normally take six courses across two semesters of teaching, including a compulsory course and a range of optional courses.

Research dissertation

You will undertake a research project and produce a dissertation which is submitted on an assigned date in mid-August.