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Learning and assessment

Learning and Assessment - Postgraduate - School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering

All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 60 credits. You are required to take modules totalling 180 credits.

The taught modules and preparatory work for the research project are undertaken over the first two semesters, with the summer being devoted to the research project.

Course work assignments are a significant part of the course and contribute towards the module assessment. Summative examinations may also be included as part of the assessment. Assignments may include group presentations, reports, essays, or practical work. The research project is assessed by dissertation and oral presentation.

Each of the MSc courses are undertaken on a full-time basis (one calendar year – September to September). The MSc in Fire and Explosion Engineering and MSc in Materials Science and Engineering can also be taken on a part-time basis.

Research project
The project is possibly one of the most satisfying parts of the course. It gives you the opportunity to take what you have learnt and apply it to a real project, which is your own piece of research and can be used to explore and develop
specific interests.

The project is chosen by you and is usually associated with one of our world-class research institutes. You will work individually on a project and you will
be assigned a project supervisor. Recent research projects.