MSc by Research
The M.Sc. by Research in Biochemistry is normally a 2-year course, though students with appropriate background in research may complete it in 1 year.
Students carry out high quality research leading to publications as part of their training, which includes generic and transferable skills training.
There are no taught courses examined by written papers, however students have access to a wide range of lecture courses at taught Master level and foundation or preliminary level, as appropriate. This enables a student who has changed fields to fill in appropriate background.
Students begin their course as probationary research students (PRS) and apply for transfer to the MSc status at the end of their 1st year or immediately before they submit their MSc thesis.
Before the end of 2 years, a student may if he/she wishes, transfer to the DPhil status instead of submitting a Masters thesis. To transfer status, a student must apply formally, submit a research report and statement of future research plans, take an independent assessment and have supporting statements from the research supervisor and the College.
The Department does not provide funding for MSc, which must be provided by the candidate. Fees for the Masters course are payable by the student up to the term in which the thesis is submitted (minimum 1 year (3 terms) - maximum 2 years (6 terms)).