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About the courseA University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. You would undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team
About the course
A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. You would undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team provides guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by attendance at postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to your field of research. The degree is assessed solely on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva. During the course of the degree, you would be given opportunities to present your work at major conferences and in refereed research publications.
What’s next for my career?
An internationally recognised research qualification.
Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level.
Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience.
Employers are looking for high calibre graduates with advanced skills who can demonstrate independence through research.
Business and Management Studies ranked in the top 25% of UK universities for research impact (Research Excellence Framework, 2021).
Master your dream
At Herts, the university offers a huge variety of postgraduate courses covering everything from animation to environmental management. It offers flexible study options to suit a student’s lifestyle, fantastic links to business and expert guidance every step of the way.
Why choose postgraduate study at Herts?
Employment prospects: 91.5% of postgraduates are in work or further study*
Industry connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements
Accredited courses: over 40 industry accredited courses and work placements
Financial support: No application fees. 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates. Plus, there's £11,836 of postgraduate funding available**. Find out more about discounts, loans, bursaries, scholarships and grants.