Reasons to study Master’s by Research at DMU:
- You have the flexibility to manage your own time and study when it suits you best
- Our established practitioner and research-based academic staff have a reputation for undertaking world-leading projects; helping you get the very best out of your research project
- Benefit from the support and expertise of research supervisors who will meet with you regularly to review your progress
- Our research into dried blood spot analysis, helping the treatment of sick newborn babies, was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards
- Along with the development of the world’s first artificial pancreas; the aim of which is to improve treatment for those living with diabetes, our leading researchers have exhibited their work on ground-breaking Channel 4 documentaries, as well as overseas in America, at The National Science Museum in London, and to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Edward during their visits to DMU
- Other leading research projects include: developing a skin cancer detection tool, assessing the levels of toxins in rice and examining surgical site infections
You are encouraged to discuss your research ideas with potential supervisors before you start so that you have a clearly defined project at the enrolment stage.
Structure and assessment
This is a research masters so there are no taught course modules. However, the university offers generic research training which includes courses on:
- Intellectual Property Rights and Ethics
- Planning and Managing Research
- Preparing for your viva
There are also faculty-based research sessions including:
- Literature Searching and Reference
- Management, Health and Safety in laboratories (for those students who are laboratory-based) and;
- Presentation of Research Data and Participation in Analytical Discussion
Facilities and features
Health and Life Sciences facilities
Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.
The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.
Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
Opportunities and careers
As part of the university’s commitment to enhancing the personal and career development of our graduates. We offer an Alumni scholarship programme. For more information visit Health and Life Sciences Alumni Scholarships.
The course will help you to develop and enhance the skills and knowledge required to conduct research in an area of interest to you. If you’re thinking about doing a PhD, it will also provide you with the opportunity to explore whether you enjoy independent study.
Your research can be tailored to your chosen career path, and if you are in employment it may also act as an opportunity to gain a better understanding of a topic related to your workplace.