Applied Research, Master | Staffordshire University | Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
13 months
15461 GBP/year
7836 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Applied Research allows you to design your postgraduate study to meet your research and career aspirations.Learn more with this master of Applied Research from Staffordshire University.


There is a programme of core modules but around that you can choose from a varied selection of modules or design your own bespoke study. Through a programme of flexible blended learning, you can undertake your studies in a variety of academic areas. As well as becoming an expert in a chosen area, the course provides a unique opportunity to learn from others researching in different subject areas, using different methodologies and presenting in different formats. Learn more with this master of Applied Research from Staffordshire University.

The uniqueness of this course is that you can negotiate the exact content of your programme of study across a diverse range of disciplines. In collaboration with us you will develop a learning contract, and this will specify the exact title of the award that you will receive at the end of the course to reflect choices and specialisms, so for example it could be relatively broad such as Applied Research (Physical Geography or Applied Research (Genomics) or quite specific such as Applied Research (Metabolic Disease).

Previous students have completed the course in the following academic areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Biological and Biomedical Science
  • Environment and Geography
  • Policing, Criminal Investigation and Safeguarding
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Exercise

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Applied Research

Programme Structure


  • Applied Experience
  • Environmental Advocacy And Action
  • Environmental Policy And Planning: A Water Perspective
  • Managing Natural Resources And Sustainable Smart Cities
  • Negotiated Module 1
  • Negotiated Module 2
  • People, Technology And Place
  • Research Assistantship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months
  • Part-time
    • 22 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The earlier you apply, the better. International applicants are encouraged to apply for courses at the beginning of the academic year.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree in a related area, typically 2:1 classification. However, experience relevant to your discipline area and potential to work at Masters level will also be considered when offering a place.
  • For students whose first language is not English, you must have achieved Level 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in all components of IELTS (or equivalent).
  • Your application should include a short proposal of your research so that we can make sure that we can provide you with supervision. You can do this in the ‘Personal Statement’ section.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15461 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16750 GBP for the full programme during 13 months.
  • National

    7836 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8490 GBP for the full programme during 13 months.

Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

550 - 850 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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