Middlesex University

Course Introduction

The MSc by Research provides a unique opportunity for those who wish to embark on a career in research and development but do not wish to commit to a three-year PhD. You will also receive training in research skills through a number of workshops. In these workshops you will develop your skills in research design and methodology, data analysis, academic writing, presentation and other transferable research skills. The majority of your time will be spent working on your research project in the library, laboratories or elsewhere, under the direction of your supervisor. You will have regular meetings with your supervisor to review progress and plan future activities. You may also spend brief periods at partner sites, for example where your project involves collaboration with industry. Those who graduate with the award of MSc by Research will be qualified for a wide range of careers in industry and academia.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £4,700 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £4,700 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £2,350 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £2,350 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a second class honours degree 2:2 or above in a computing discipline. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.