Postgraduate Students

Programme structure

The programme involves two semesters of teaching followed by an individual research project and can be tailored to suit you.

The MSc lasts for 12 months from September to the end of August in the following year. To be awarded an MSc you must complete the coursework and a dissertation.  

The taught courses are worth a total of 120 credit points and are assessed mainly by essays, class tests, and other practical and written work. 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 seven courses across two semesters of teaching, including six compulsory courses and an option of your choice.

Research dissertation

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