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.

Duration

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

Further information and admission requirements are available in the MPhil Handbook

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. Check with the relevant Faculty or Graduate School to see which Masters by research programs are available in your intended area of study.

Duration

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

Further information and admission requirements.