About the Graduate School
Postgraduate qualifications offered by the Department are Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters of Science (MSc), Masters of Studies (MSt), and DPhils.
Master of Science (MSc) by coursework
These degrees are generally offered in Science or Social Science subjects and typically require students to undertake one year of study. The exact composition of the course will vary according to the programme of study, but will often comprise a range of core and optional modules, supported by teaching in the form of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by a combination of course assignments (in many cases including a dissertation of around 10,000–15,000 words) and written examinations.
- The Department offers MSc degrees in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies, Applied Landscape Archaeology, English Local History, Evidence-Based Health Care, Experimental Therapeutics, History of Design, Mathematical Finance, Surgical Science and Practice and Sustainable Urban Development.
Master of Studies (MSt)
Students are normally required to undertake three terms of study followed by an examination. The exact composition will vary according to the programme of study, but will usually involve a range of core and optional courses often including research methods and the submission of a dissertation of 15,000–20,000 words. Study is supported by seminars and lectures. Assessment may be by coursework as well as by examination papers and dissertation. Some course elements may be common with Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programmes and it is possible in some cases to progress subsequently to either the MPhil or DPhil.
- MSt degrees available through the Department include Creative Writing, International Human Rights Law, and Psychodynamic Practice.
Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates are typically one to two year part-time courses, flexibly structured. Postgraduate Certificates can act as a precursor to further academic study, and as an enhancement to one's professional qualifications.
- Postgraduate Diplomas are offered in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies, Cognitive Therapy, Health Research, International Wildlife Conservation Practice, Mathematical Finance, Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Psychodynamic Practice.
- Postgraduate Certificates are offered in Architectural History, Ecological Survey Techniques, Evidence-Based Health Care, Health Research, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Historical Studies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychological Trauma, Psychodynamic Counselling and Nanotechnology.