In the initial stage of your Master’s by Research you will focus on establishing a working relationship with your supervisory team. You will discuss your research proposal and create a suitable plan for the course. During this time you will complete an in-depth literature review and attend training on different research methods.
At this stage you will start your investigation and collect the appropriate data, organising your work into coherent chapters for your thesis. You can present your work at conferences along the way. You will have a formal review to make sure your project is progressing as expected.
Your final stage is where you will focus on writing your thesis. At the end of your final phase, you will submit your thesis and undertake your viva voce. During this oral examination you will discuss and critically defend your thesis. An independent chair and examiners will be present to assess your thesis.