Master's programmes by research

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We offer the following five Master's programmes by Research in English, all leading to the Master of Science degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham:

  • MSc in Development Economics

  • MA in International Affairs and Diplomacy

  • MSc in Brand Management

  • MSc in Financial Consulting

  • MA in Art History

Duration of study period

Full-time study: 1 year

Part-time study: 2 years

Starting dateContinuous
Tuition fee per year€ 9,400
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens€ 900
Degree awarded byThe University of Buckingham
Admission criteriaFirst or second class degree
Language of tuitionEnglish

* Students do not have to attend seminars, they consult their supervisors online.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry level required for this course is as follows:

  • a first or second-class honours degree from a recognised university or,
  • a recognised professional qualification with relevant work experience

English levels

Please check our postgraduate English language requirements. If your English levels don’t meet our minimum requirements, you may be interested in applying for our International University Foundation Programme.

Selection process

Candidates apply online, sending in their supporting documents, and will be assessed on this basis by the Programme Director.

Quality teaching

We offer high quality, traditional Oxbridge-style teaching, which leads to our degrees being recognised around the world. The standards of degrees and awards are safeguarded by distinguished external examiners – senior academic staff from other universities in the UK – who approve and moderate assessed work.

Teaching methods

The Master's programmes by Research do not offer systematic instruction; instead, the emphasis is on independent research and one-to-one supervision.

During the programme there is a close working relationship between student and supervisor. While the final thesis must be an independent work, it is the supervisor who offers advice on refining the topic (if necessary), on primary sources, on secondary reading, on research techniques and on writing the final text (which should be not less than 20,000 words). The supervisor shall always be the student’s primary contact for academic advice and support.