What is an MPhil?

An MPhil is a Master of Philosophy degree. The MPhil programme allows you to explore a specific area of your chosen subject in depth and to work with your supervisor in deciding the direction of your research. An MPhil is a two year full-time or four-year part-time programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis, normally of between 20,000 and 30,000 words.

The University’s specialist centres and research groups provide additional support to those embarking on research work and also encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, broadening the research experience for both students and staff involved.

Research students have the opportunity to present papers or posters at conferences in the UK and abroad, and many have the satisfaction of seeing their work in print as articles in specialist journals. 

Completing an MPhil can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field.

We offer MPhils in all of our nine Academic Schools.

To apply, please click the 'MPhil' tab on our Application Links webpage, which will connect you to the relevant online application system.

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