Staffordshire University: Applied Research

InstitutionStaffordshire University View institution profile
Department Life Sciences and Education
Telephone 01782 294000
Study type Taught


The MSc/MA Applied Research allows you to design your postgraduate study to meet your research and career aspirations.

The degree combines developing research applications with real world experience to support your employment options following graduation.

You can study in any of the following academic areas in the University in which we have research expertise:

  • Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Policing, Criminal Investigation and Safeguarding
  • Psychology
  • Sport and exercise

This course combines academic study and applied research with real-world experience. It provides a unique opportunity to learn from others researching in different areas, using different methodologies and presenting in different formats. It also gives you the opportunity to explore your research interests in various ways across all modules.

The uniqueness of this award is the use of research in developing transferrable employability skills as well as enhanced subject-specific knowledge. You will complete the independent major research project prior to dissemination or exhibition - this ensures a journey from research design to dissemination to a wider audience at postgraduate level.

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



Staffordshire University

At Staffordshire University, we provide high-quality postgraduate education across a wide range of subject areas including computing, design, law, psychology, engineering and healthcare. Whether you want to push the boundaries of your professional practice, or you are challenging yourself with a change in career – Staffordshire university can help you achieve your goals.

Our main campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent, with the major cities of Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool all under an hour’s commute.  Plus, we have a specialist healthcare Centre of Excellence in Stafford and Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute offering the latest in tech courses …

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