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Master of Philosophy MPhil
Master of Philosophy MPhil

Master of Philosophy MPhil

  • ID:US440020
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,630.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£6,000.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,630.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£6,000.00
Estimated Total/program:
£37,260.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for a research degree is a UK honours degree (first or upper second class) or a UK Masters degree or a qualification which is regarded as equivalent. We will consider candidates with other qualifications, looking at evidence of academic ability such as published work.

English requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need a British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5, with at least 6.0 in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking (or equivalent).

- Research proposal

You will be asked to write a 2-3 page research proposal that specifies the:

  • Aims of your research
  • Rationale for the research question(s)
  • Proposed methodology and techniques for analysis
  • Provisional time plan for the research

Other requirement

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Course Information

During your MPhil, we will train you in rigorous research methodologies that are transferable to many different careers. Our Postgraduate Research Development programme allows you to learn alongside other candidates, building up a network of potential collaborators in research projects.
There is no doubt that research degrees require persistence and dedication. At the same time, they are excellent opportunities to develop your critical skills and high-level thinking. Most important of all, they allow you to focus on what you find interesting and to follow your personal research interests.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Compared to a PhD, an MPhil requires fewer years of study – as few as two years compared to at least three years for a PhD
  • You can often convert your MPhil programme into a PhD and continue your research
  • We're ranked 2nd in the UK for students’ overall satisfaction with their research degree programme according to the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2018
  • An MPhil thesis is typically 20,000-40,000 words while a PhD thesis is up to 80,000 words, depending on the subject area
  • You have an option to study this programme at our Sunderland campus or via distance learning

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