Master of Science by Research (Full Time & Part Time)

The school offers Masters by research of ‘Applied Mathematics and Economics’, ‘Agrotechnology (Minor in Business)’, ‘Food Science and Technology’ and ‘Mathematical Finance’. MSc by coursework will be offered soon by part-time and full-time. A candidate can be offered a place if a programme area is able to provide adequate supervision and facilities in the candidate’s chosen area of research. Interested candidate can contact the dean of school for further details of specialisation and research projects.

Admission Requirement

Masters by Research

The Masters Degree by Research can be completed either by full-time or part-time study

Currently, the following types of graduate research degrees are available:

  1. Full-time study – Two years supervised study including writing-up period.
  2. Part-time study – Four years supervised study including writing-up period.


Minimum Admission Requirements


  • A minimum of a Lower Second Class Honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, recognised by the Senate of UTB.


  • At least a credit or equivalent in English Language GCE O-level or a valid IELTS score of 6.0 or a valid TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent. The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying studies in Higher Education were in the medium of English Language. Where candidates completed their higher education more than 2 years prior to their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in the medium of English.
  • Mature candidates who do not meet the above minimum requirements but have significant relevant work experience are encouraged to apply. Admissions criteria for mature candidates are in place and such applications shall be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Additional admission requirements may be set by the programme area, such as having a required qualification in a relevant area, submission of a satisfactory research proposal and passing an interview.
  • A candidate will only be offered a place if the school is able to provide adequate supervision and facilities in the candidate’s proposed area of research.