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Start Date: 2020/01/01
Intl fees: £13900
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Have you enjoyed undertaking research during your degree? Are you thinking about doctoral (PhD) study or a career in a STEM business, industry or academia? If so, our postgraduate Master's in Research (MRes) course will be a great start for you.
Its aim is to provide two key ingredients for early-career researchers – transferable research skills and expertise in your chosen subject. You'll undertake an original project with experienced supervisors, and join the day-to-day life of a research group.
You'll develop the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective researcher, and prepare a publication-quality manuscript, grant application and conference presentation.
You can start this course in September or January (full time only in January).
What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
Learn research preparation skills such as personal effectiveness, research management, professional skills, networking, research organisation, science communication and impact
Complete an extended scientific laboratory- or fieldwork-based research project
Be supported by enthusiastic and qualified staff, who will help you develop advanced research skills
Use our specialist laboratories, equipment and instruments
- Graduate with the skills and abilities needed for a career as a professional researcher
Careers and opportunities
You'll graduate from the MRes Science degree course with strong research and transferable skills for doctoral study or STEM posts in industry and business.
What can you do with a Science degree?
Career opportunities include:
Specialist STEM research
- Wider R&D sector jobs
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment after your course, including through industrial contact, careers events, recruitment fairs and expert sector-specific advice.
For the latest information on fees and scholarships, please talk to our counselors.
A 2:1 or first class honours degree in a relevant subject. Please check the course details online for information about subject specialisms that can be supported. You will be asked to write a short research proposal upon receipt of your application. Applicants will be subject to interview.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
IELTS: 6.5 (no component score below 6.0)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Portsmouth.
About this university
There is plenty of help and advice on hand for international students that start from their arrival in Portsmouth. The university operates an orientation week that helps students find their way around the university and explore the services on offer. This also introduces them to the support services including those for academic and wider life and even meeting up with other students. These events are organised by the International Office, based within the Nuffield Centre who also organise events during the year and are point of call for international students. The Students Union offer a wide range of services as well as organising the clubs and societies for students to get involved with outside the classroom. The union was the first in England and Wales to register as a full charity in 2006 but has been in operation since at least 1911, when it published a magazine called The Galleon. It is now based in a building at the northern end of Ravelin Park and includes a student activities centre, a social learning space, a bar and a radio station. The clubs and societies at the university are organised into five different bodies: the Athletic Union, Societies, Student Media, Volunteering and RAG (Raising and Giving). There are some 40 plus sports clubs ranging from football and rugby to lacrosse, pole dancing and octopush, a type of underwater hockey. Societies includes everything from politics and lifestyle groups to a law society as well as the longest running paintball club in the UK.