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Master of Philosophy

University of Sunderland

Master
24 months
Duration
12630 GBP/year
4464 GBP/year
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About

This Master of Philosophy programme offered at the University of Sunderland will help you take your education to the next level. Choose the areas you want to study, and which questions you want to research. Take the initiative while we support you with advice, guidance and facilities.

Overview

During your Master of Philosophy programme offered at the University of Sunderland, we will train you in rigorous research methodologies that are transferable to many different careers. The Postgraduate Research Development programme allows you to learn alongside other candidates, building up a network of potential collaborators in research projects.

There is no doubt that research degrees require persistence and dedication. At the same time, they are excellent opportunities to develop your critical skills and high-level thinking. Most important of all, they allow you to focus on what you find interesting and to follow your personal research interests.

Why us?

  • Compared to a PhD, an MPhil requires fewer years of study – as few as two years compared to at least three years for a PhD
  • You can often convert your MPhil programme into a PhD and continue your research
  • You have an option to study this programme at our Sunderland campus or via distance learning

Programme Structure

Research proposal

You will be asked to write a 2-3 page research proposal that specifies the:
  • Aims of your research
  • Rationale for the research question(s)
  • Proposed methodology and techniques for analysis
  • Provisional time plan for the research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Apply at least 6 months in advance .

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Entry requirements

  • The normal entry requirement for a research degree is a UK honours degree (first or upper second class) or a UK Masters degree or a qualification which is regarded as equivalent. 
  • We will consider candidates with other qualifications, looking at evidence of academic ability such as published work.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12630 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4464 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4464 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

UK/EU candidates

  • On-campus part-time: £2,681 per year
  • Distance learning £2,681 per year
International candidates
  • Distance learning: £7,918 per year

Funding

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Master of Philosophy
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University of Sunderland

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