M.Res. On Campus

Interdisciplinary Study

University of Birmingham

12 months
19800 GBP/year
6540 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This uniquely flexible Interdisciplinary Study programme from University of Birmingham allows you to build your own portfolio of study and pursue a research question across disciplinary borders. Students will develop their understanding of working in an interdisciplinary environment and broaden their skills and knowledge via taught modules available at Birmingham and online learning resources. 


The Interdisciplinary Study programme from University of Birmingham is aimed at students whose educational or professional experiences have highlighted an important research question that would benefit from an interdisciplinary approach. It is particularly suited to those looking to have a positive impact on complex, real-world problems. You will become part of a thriving department, including undergraduates and staff, all tackling interdisciplinary challenges at different stages. You will be able to attend cultural events and become a member of our LANS Lab, a place to engage with other academics undertaking interdisciplinary research.

Our students are innovative thinkers, future research leaders in academia, policy, industry, and beyond. Many will go on to pursue a research career, for example with a PhD, with a role in a non-governmental or charitable organisation, or with a position in research and development in industry.

Future Careers

This programme provides the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary career, for example:

  • in academic research, in an interdisciplinary PhD project
  • in policy-making, in a research role in a non-governmental organisation
  • in industry, in a research and development role

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University.

The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. 

You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
  • Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
  • Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences
  • Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV

Programme Structure

The taught modules are:

  • The World of Interdisciplinary Research -  A core module providing training in key aspects of interdisciplinary research, including funding, multi-disciplinary group work and grant writing.
  • an innovative module (‘The Open Skills Box’) that will allow you to combine educational resources available at Birmingham with online material from outside the University (e.g. MOOCs, etc) to widen your portfolio of skills and knowledge in preparation for your research project.
  • an optional module that you can choose from the modules available at Birmingham

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

At least a 2.1 or equivalent in a subject area relevant for the proposed independent research project. An appropriate level of professional experience would also be acceptable (please contact the Programme Lead, Dr Julia Myatt, for advice).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6540 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK: £3,270 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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