Research imageIndependent research is a great opportunity if you have a passion for a particular area, and it's not just for scientists. Neither is it exclusively reserved for those looking for an academic career: in fact, it's open to anyone who is highly motivated and has a keen interest in a specialist subject, and masters by research can be gained in all disciplines.

As a research student you'll find the lifestyle very different from undergraduate study, and time management and motivation will be key to your success.