What is an MPhil?
The MPhil is a programme of independent, self-directed research reviewing or surveying and collating and evaluating existing knowledge in an approved topic and presenting the findings in a thesis for examination including a viva. Like the PhD, the MPhil develops your research and generic skills and is pursued under the guidance of a team of expert supervisors. It differs from the PhD in that it is a smaller scale of work, conducted over a shorter period of time and does not create new knowledge in the field. The MPhil can be taken as a separate, target award, but most commonly forms the initial stage of study within a linked MPhil/PhD programme, where the registration is upgraded to PhD once it is established that the work has the potential for an original contribution to knowledge.
|Attendance Mode||Number of hours per week||Maximum length of programme||Start dates|
|Full time||At least 35 hours a week||Your programme of research should be completed within 36 months||September
|Part time (Home students only)||At least 15 hours a week||Your programme of research should be completed within 60 months||September
What should I do next?
- Do you meet the entry requirements?
- How will you fund your programme?
- Do we cover your proposed area of research and is there a supervisory team available?
Then, if you do decide to proceed, you will need to apply via UKPASS, the UK online applications system.