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The unique scope of a Master of Philosophy or MPhil programme makes it the most in-depth Masters study you can undertake and one which is distinct in its own right. Like other research degrees, an MPhil allows you to conduct an independent, supervised research project which aims to make a considerable contribution in your chosen field. It is a good choice if your project isn’t extensive enough for a PhD or perhaps you are looking for a shorter programme. A standalone MPhil normally takes two
The unique scope of a Master of Philosophy or MPhil programme makes it the most in-depth Master's study you can undertake and one which is distinct in its own right.
Like other research degrees, an MPhil allows you to conduct an independent, supervised research project which aims to make a considerable contribution in your chosen field.
It is a good choice if your project isn’t extensive enough for a PhD or perhaps you are looking for a shorter programme. A standalone MPhil normally takes two years when studied full time, or you can study for three to four years part-time.
For the MPhil, you will submit and defend via oral examination, a thesis of up to 60,000 words (as opposed to 100,000 for a PhD) 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.
Great reasons for studying an MPhil
You can complete your MPhil on a full or part time basis, on campus or by distance (if the nature of the research allows). There are no classes to attend as the MPhil is based on research so you can fit your research around other responsibilities.
An MPhil is a valuable standalone qualification which provides advanced research skills that are highly regarded by employers.
The University of South Wales (USW) is progressive and career-oriented university, which provides high quality tuition and course content developed in collaboration with key employers and industry-leading professional partners. The university offers a huge selection of courses, over 500 in total, and a comprehensive selection of postgraduate taught and research programmes which are internationally regarded. Courses are designed with the needs of the current and future employment industry in mind and are accredited by leading professional bodies wherever possible. There are both full-time and part-time postgraduate courses available as well as options for distance learning.
The university has built its curriculum around addressing the most significant challenges society faces today.