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What will I learn?

About the programme

A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. You would undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team provides guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by attendance at postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to your field of research. The degree is assessed solely on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva. During the course of the degree, you would be given opportunities to present your work at major conferences and in refereed research publications.

Why choose this programme?

  • An internationally recognised research qualification.
  • Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level.
  • Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience.
  • Employers are looking for high calibre graduates with advanced skills who can demonstrate independence through research.

Teaching methods

Research degrees are not taught programmes, however, programmes of supporting studies are a key element. The School of Pharmacy conducts high quality research in the areas of of dermal, transdermal, buccal and airway drug delivery, patient safety, medicines management, drug misuse and psycho-pharmacology. The School has a large number of postgraduate students undertaking full-time research in these disciplines leading to the awards of MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD. There are also a number of industry-based graduates registered for research degrees on a full-time or part-time basis. Research in the discipline areas is headed by internationally recognised staff with positions on many national and international associations and professional bodies.

Which department am I in?

School of Life and Medical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,650.00 (14,09,339) per year
The 2020/21 fees would be £13,650 and subject to increase for 2021/22 entry. £500 full payment discount. Research students can enrol at the beginning of each month and fees are charged for the year from their enrolment date. Fees are charged annually until the student formally submits to Academic Services for final examination.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

27 September 2021

Venue

University of Hertfordshire

College Lane,

Hatfield,

Hertfordshire,

AL10 9AB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a 4 year bachelors degree with GPA 2.5 out of 4. SAT 550 in each band or ACT 25 in each band. For entry onto Pre-masters Completion of a 4 year bachelors degree with less than GPA 2.5 out of 4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for postgraduate.

For international students

An honours degree (normally at least 2:1 or above) in an appropriate discipline. IELTS entry requirement is normally 6.5, TOEFL 550 (213 CBT) or equivalent for overseas students.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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