Postgraduate Admissions

What is the difference between taught and research courses?

Postgraduate taught courses are usually one year in length (and a minimum of two years if taken part-time). Comprising a number of modules, they are assessed by a combination of coursework, examination and dissertation and lead to the award of a Masters qualification.

Postgraduate research courses involve the completion of original academic research. They also include research skills training that will equip you to become an independent researcher, capable of advancing knowledge in your field.

For further guidance, please visit the Which programme should you choose? webpage.