A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) can be a precursor to a PhD, giving you two years to delve into a subject that you are passionate about. Our staff within the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences have varied interests and specialisms, providing you with an opportunity to work with an expert in a field of research interest.
You can be awarded a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) after critically investigating and evaluating an approved topic and demonstrating an understanding of research methods appropriate to your chosen field. You’ll be expected to present and defend a thesis and/or practical element, by viva voce (oral examination), to the satisfaction of the examiners. You can register to study for an MPhil on a full-time or part-time basis.
Transferable skills and academia
Undertaking a research degree provides you with an opporunity to carry out research in a specialist field. It will can also equip you with a range of transferable skills that can be applied to roles within project management, commercial research and development, or consultancy services.
You may also decide that you would like to pursue a career within academia, developing the research that you undertake during your MPhil and sharing your expertise with others who have an interest in a similar field.
You can study for an MPhil across a range of subject areas in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, including:
- Social sciences
- Leadership, innovation and management
- Midwifery, maternal and perinatal health
- Mental health services
- Social work
- 18 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2:1) and/or an appropriate Master's degree.
- Some supervisors may ask you for additional entry requirements such as relevant work experience, evidence of written work, or previous study of a particular subject.
- As entry requirements can vary, it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.
International15000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15000 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
EU/EEA4395 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4395 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.