Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

We offer one-year and two-year Masters programmes:

  • One-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    Either (Mode A): A programme in which the key activity is undertaking research, combined with appropriate training. You must produce a thesis containing research work of merit; or
  • Two-year Master of Philosophy (MPhil)/Master of Letters (MLitt)
    A programme in which the key activity is undertaking research, combined with appropriate training. You must produce a thesis containing original work of merit, worthy of publication. There is a small proportion of research training involved.

Master of Research (MRes)

This provides a structured study programme offering broad research training as a stand-alone degree. The MRes programme is normally one year (full time) or two years (part time). There will be a small number of taught modules, together with one or more research reports or a thesis.

Master of Music (MMus)

A programme, normally of one year's duration, of training in research with an emphasis on the acquisition of research skills. There will be a small number of taught modules involved and a research project.

 

Definitions

Thesis – A thesis is a piece of original written work submitted by a student in support of candidature for their chosen degree. A thesis will present the students research and findings in a single cohesive document.

 

Taught module – A taught module is a section of learning which forms part of the whole of your degree qualification. All degrees with taught elements are divided into modules each of which needs to be passed to achieve overall qualification.

 

Learned journal – A learned journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal which relates to a single particular area of academic research. Learned journals are one of the main places where original research is initially published.