Some Masters students are completing their degrees by research, rather than by coursework, and each school has progress monitoring processes in place for these students.  The system is simple in order not to overburden the students with extra tasks and consists of the following element:

1. Each student will present their work at a talk in a suitable forum.

  • For students in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition this will be at the June or February postgraduate research conference, depending upon the start date of supervised study.
  • For students in the School of Biological Sciences, the presentation will be in the postgraduate seminar series that runs from January to June each year.
  • In the School of Psychology, students present their work at sessions held in March-April each year.
  • Feedback from the audience on the quality of the talk will be given to the student, as for first year PhD students.

Note: Students who are registered for an MSc by Research degree who wish to transfer to a PhD research degree programme should follow the first year PhD monitoring and assessment programme.  The outcome will determine progression into Year 2 of a PhD research degree programme.