24 months
12270 GBP/year
6500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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A Master of Philosophy of London Metropolitan University is conducted purely by research. Each MPhil is the unique development of a student’s individual research project, conducted under the guidance of at least two supervisory members of staff with expertise in the research area.

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An MPhil means becoming an expert in a subject area, critically reviewing research in relation to a research question and carrying out a piece of research using suitable methods.

Undertaking an MPhil requires an excellent overview of existing research in your field and analytical skills in assessing research claims. You'll also need the ability and stamina of working independently and be in a position to afford the time investment pursuing an MPhil represents.

Although the Philosophy programme of London Metropolitan University is awarded for research with no taught component, as a research student, you'll be provided with research training and have access to any master's level modules that may facilitate your research. You can also study for a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education alongside your research.

London Met has a spirited and diverse community of research students and you'll be studying at an exciting time when the University is investing in research. As part of our Graduate School, you'll benefit from frequent events to enhance your personal development and help prepare you for life after the MPhil. You'll also benefit from our conferences, lecture series and research seminar series and be encouraged to present at our annual Student-Staff Research Conference.

Where this course can take you

People with a research degree may become lecturers, teachers or researchers, but these are by no means the only potential destinations.

Depending on your discipline, you may go into industry (this is frequently the case for graduates in biological or computer science), the City (business and law graduates), public sector management and/or policy-making (social science and business graduates), international governmental organisations (social science and business graduates), the social professions, or non-governmental organisations.

Many of our research graduates are mid-career and use their degree for career enhancement in (for example) the police or security services, education, counselling, health and social care, or diplomacy.

Programme Structure

Staff undertake research and offer supervision in areas including:
  • 3D design
  • applied health research, health studies (interdisciplinary perspective), public health and nutrition
  • architectural history/culture, design, ecologies and the civic realm
  • cellular and molecular biosciences
  • criminology
  • design history, global fashion studies, visual and material culture
  • education with a commitment to social justice
  • finance, economics, social marketing
  • health psychology
  • human resource management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

English requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a good honours degree from a UK university or equivalent (first or upper-second class), although applicants will usually have obtained a master's degree before entry
  • Candidates with other qualifications are considered on their merits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12270 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 GBP per year during 24 months.


  • UK: £3,250 per year 
  • International: £6,135 per year 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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