Masters By Research

Do you want to apply your geological or geophysical knowledge to help utilise the subsurface to deliver net zero targets?

Do you want to drive your own research project and get in-depth research experience?

Then this degree is for you!

Different to a taught Masters degree, this degree gives you the opportunity to perform your own research independently within one year, full time, (or two years part time). At the end of your Masters by Research you will have to present a thesis, so it is the perfect spring board for a PhD programme.

This is a demanding degree and the entry requirement is a UK undergraduate honours degree 2.1 (or equivalent) or higher. At the time of formal application, the student has to have a research project description and a supervisory team in place. The Masters by Research can commerce at any time of the year.

If you are interested in this type of degree, please identify a research area of interest, and/or review the project ideas listed on our website, and approach the academic lead named on the project idea or contact us to outline your own project idea. We can help to find a suitable supervisor for you.

  • You can read more about how to apply here
  • Information about fees can be found here
  • UK/Home students undertaking a Masters by Research can apply for a government doctoral loan.

Bursary available now

We are pleased to be able to offer one bursary for UK/Home students.

The bursary will cover the fees only for one year (or two years as a part time student). Please note the bursary will not cover any living expenses and requires a start date before the end of October 2022.

To apply for the bursary, applicants must first confirm a research project and supervisory team and make a formal application to the University. Once you have done this, you can then complete the bursary application form (deadline 5pm BST, 30th April 2021).

To help formulate a research project and find a supervisory team you are advised to look at https://geosolutions.leeds.ac.uk/study/masters-by-research/ for potential projects/research areas and supervisors, and you should contact potential supervisors to develop your research project.

posted: 25 March 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.