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Research Programmes

Undertaking a Master's or Doctorate by research offers candidates a chance to do extensive and independent research on a particular topic, eventually completing a dissertation or thesis (a long piece of writing) of a high standard. You will work with a supervisor who will mentor you throughout the process. With a Doctorate (PhD), as well as producing a large single piece of publishable research, you will do an oral examination (called a 'Viva Voce'). Structured PhD programmes combine taught modules and other assessment modes along with the key aspects of a Doctorate.