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Engineering, MSc by Research

This Engineering MSc by Research is ideal for active engineers to explore an industry project and gain an academic award.

Two-thirds of this course is a research project that helps you develop expertise in a specific subject. The remainder is made up of options from the department's portfolio of master's courses.

Research projects can be drawn from across the faculty's areas of expertise, including manufacturing systems, control and instrumentation, and bulk solids handling. Recent projects include the design and construction of a test rig, the development of an automated elutriation tester, and the use of standpipes to develop full outlet area activation.

The faculty has invested over £1 million in specialised equipment to support teaching and research. You'll benefit from world-class facilities at our Medway Campus in Kent, including 3,000 square metres of state-of-the-art engineering laboratories.

Department

Engineering Science

Duration

  • 1-2 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Start month

September and January

UK/international fees

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2020/2021 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

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What you should know about this course

  • This course is two-thirds research project and one-third taught master's courses.
  • You study at our Medway Campus in Kent and benefit from our world-class specialist and integrated engineering laboratories.
  • You can begin this course in September or January.

What you will study

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About the course team

Core lectures will be delivered by members of the School of Engineering who are specialists in their fields. We often host guest lectures from industrialists or renowned researchers to bring additional perspectives and to keep ourselves informed of the latest international research, development and standards.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants should have:

A first degree of 2.2 or above in engineering OR an equivalent qualification.

Students without a first degree but with professional and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer or chartered engineer status) may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to succeed on the course.

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Professional qualifications and Brexit

The UK's departure from the European Union may affect the professional recognition of your qualification.

How you will learn

Teaching

Two-thirds of this course (120 credits) is a research project that will help students develop significant expertise and research skills. Students can also choose courses of 60 credits from the School's master-level portfolios that are relevant and/or required for the research project. The course is ideal for industry-based projects and has been a popular/preferred option for part-time students already in employment.

Class sizes

There are around 20 students on the MSc by Research Programme in the School of Engineering. For specialist modules, our classes are usually limited to 6 students in lab sessions and 20 in lectures. This helps to create familiarity between students and staff and ensure a great learning experience. Because students carry out research projects in different areas and thus choose different taught courses from a wide range of options,  the class size is normally not a problem in lectures and laboratory work.

Independent learning

The main assessment of this course is a research project. For this, much of your study time will be spent working independently.

There are taught elements from other master's courses, where your independent study will include any reading, preparation and assessments required to complete these successfully.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Assessment

The taught courses (60 credits) are assessed through examinations, assignments, presentations and group working. The research project (120 credits) is assessed by a written thesis and a viva including an external examiner, an internal examiner and a panel chair.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. 

Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

Each academic year runs from September to June. You can begin this course in September or January.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Engineering graduates from this course can pursue opportunities in research and development in their chosen field.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. Our Employer Partnerships Manager develops relationships with companies to provide employment opportunities.

Other members of the team help you to develop your knowledge of job markets, produce effective CVs, cover letters and application forms, and prepare for job applications and interviews.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Each student is assigned at least two supervisors, with one as the lead supervisor. Your supervisors have complementary technical knowledge and project management experience in your area of research. 

You'll also have access to support from the Programme Leader, the teaching team, and members of related research groups.

Support from the department

All students prepare a research proposal identifying a programme of work and the equipment and resources required.

The School of Engineering is fully equipped to support students across a range of disciplines. You also have access to state-of-the-art industrial technologies during projects with our local engineering collaborators including BAE Systems, Cummins Power Generation, Ford, Delphi, Thales, Atlas Copco and 3M.

Advice, guidance and support is available from a range of sources in the Faculty of Engineering and Science and across the University.

Accommodation information

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Not quite what you were looking for?

We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our postgraduate taught prospectus or check our related courses below.

Engineering at the University of Greenwich

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