There are two streams in the Master of Philosophy. All candidates must complete a postgraduate unit in Research Methodologies.
The MPhil by major thesis requires submission for examination of a thesis of 40,000 words.
The MPhil by minor thesis requires completion of two postgraduate coursework units and submission for examination of a thesis of 25,000 words.
A thesis submitted for the MPhil is examined by two examiners external to the University of Divinity.