Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

For the MPhil, you will submit and defend via oral examination, a thesis of up to 60,000 words demonstrating critical investigation and analysis of a topic. You will also demonstrate an understanding of appropriate research methods and their application to your chosen field.

Where the submission involves your own creative works or a scholarly edition of the creative works of others the thesis word count will be reduced to no more than 25,000 words.


• Full-time: 2 years
• Part-time: 3 years

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold one of the following:

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent)
  • Appropriate, relevant qualifications / experience regarded by the University as equivalent

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