Masters degrees

Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an internationally recognised masters degree by research. It is designed to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis (30,000–40,000 words) should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.

The usual duration of the MPhil is 1.5–2 years, full-time.

Masters by research

Masters by research differ from the MPhil by allowing for up to 30 percent of the program to be coursework. In turn, a shorter thesis of approximately 30,000 words is required. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship.

The usual duration of the Masters by research is 1–2 years, full-time.

Course Information

Search for our graduate research courses here or visit the relevant Faculty or Graduate School  pages to see what courses they offer.

Entry and study requirements for each course can also be found in the Course Handbook.

You must also meet the English language requirements for your course.