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School of Geography

Masters by Research fee bursaries 2018/19

The Ecology and Global Change Research Cluster is offering 3 UK/EU fee bursaries of £1000 each and the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy is offering 1 UK/EU fee bursary of £1000 for Masters by Research study in 2018/19.  To be considered, your research should fall within the remit of one of these clusters and you should submit your Masters by Research application and supporting documents by 29 June 2018.  Please indicate under Section D "Finance" of the online application form that you wish to be considered for a bursary.

Studying for a Masters by Research is an excellent opportunity to develop your intellectual skills and your academic interest in a particular field – helping you stand out from the crowd as a self-motivated, independent thinker.

The Masters by Research is a 12-month research project (24 months part time) and is suitable if you are looking to:
• follow up your first degree with more in-depth study of a particular field
• study for a PhD, but want to develop your skills and try out full-time research first
• continue your professional development mid-career, and analyse and reflect on a particular aspect of your career from an academic perspective
• pursue your passion for geography with the freedom to develop your own project.

You’ll attend regular meetings with your supervisors, access research student training courses, and may have the chance to sit in on taught Masters modules (not for assessment or credit).
Assessment is based on your thesis (of up to 30,000 words) and by an oral examination.
You’ll also learn to submit research to a publishable standard.

There are projects you can apply for but you are also welcome to propose your own research project. For more details of the programme, available projects and how to apply, please click here