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M.Phil. On Campus

Social Sciences

Cardiff University

12 months
Duration
17450 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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About

The Social Sciences programme at Cardiff University has an exceptionally strong and interdisciplinary research culture, and offers expert supervision across a wide range of research topics.

Overview

Programme aims

The Social Sciences programme at Cardiff University offers students the opportunity to undertake a sustained and independent research project, pursued at the highest level, as MPhil or Doctoral candidates. The attainment of a research degree provides an entry to a variety of career paths, including (as for many of our students) a career in academia.

Distinctive features

  • The School of Social Sciences is home to a large, flourishing and interdisciplinary postgraduate community of over 100 research students.
  • The School offers a range of PhD awards suitable to the stage of your career and background.
  • Each year the School is successful in obtaining many funded study awards from public, private and third sector organisations that provide financial and other support to PhD students
  • PhD students have access to a large study space within the School containing personal storage, computing facilities with university-wide connection to email, internet and up-to-the minute, disciplinary-specific, research applications and resources.
  • PhD students are invited to participate in the School’s research community and attend research groups, seminar series and informal study groups to introduce them to - and with opportunities to act as leaders in - contemporary debate and expert opinion in their field.
  • PhD students have access to a suite of excellent training opportunities (including research skills and methods) to support their studies and prepare them for the next stage of their career.
  • There are opportunities for PhD students to contribute to teaching in the School’s undergraduate courses, and with additional training and mentoring, students may work towards HEA Associate/Fellow status.

Programme Structure

Prpgramme structure:
  • We are committed to theoretically informed research with a clear policy focus; and offer research opportunities for postgraduate study in sociology, social policy, criminology, science and technology studies, social work and education (see full list below). We welcome students who wish to pursue their studies in an interdisciplinary way. We collaborate with major universities and international agencies around the world, as well as with local policy makers and practitioners.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for MPhil and PhD programmes should have a good first degree (2:1 and above) and/or a master’s degree. Candidates who do not have a master’s degree in Social Science Research Methods (SSRM) may be required to undertake some or all of the SSRM programme on the advice of their prospective supervisors.
  • For overseas candidates, the minimum qualifications will include a good first degree equivalent to a 2:1 degree at a UK university, and a certificate of competence in English (see below). Work experience will also be taken into consideration when assessing an application.
  • A score of 600 on TOEFL (250 on computer-based marking) or band 7.0 on IELTS is required where English is not a first language, or for those who have not had a substantial part of their education taught in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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