Full-time: 3 years Part-time: 7 years
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The MPhil and PhD are higher degrees, involving a programme of research training and supervision, and leading to the production of a thesis or, in the case of candidates in Creative Practice and Creative Writing, the production of an original work or recital together with additional material. The MPhil and PhD are two separate, distinct awards, with the MPhil differing from the PhD in terms of the scope of study required, and the extent of the original personal contribution to knowledge

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements: Normally a Masters degree in a related discipline. Applicants without a Masters Degree should normally have an upper second class degree in a related discipline. If you have this qualification, you will enter the MPhil pathway, with the possibility of later upgrade to the PhD pathway.

Applicants are also welcomed from students with the relevant degree requirement, but not in a related discipline, provided that they can demonstrate relevant experience and engagement with the subject area.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 232 (computer-based) or equivalent

Start dates: September and February

Application process: Direct Entry Application Form. All applicants will be interviewed. Contact with potential supervisors of the research topic must be made prior to submission of the application form. Please see the research section of the Postgraduate Prospectus for full details by Faculty of supervisorial expertise.