You will usually need a first or second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your proposed research programme for the MA/MSc and MPhil. You will normally need a postgraduate masters degree or a first/upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your proposed research programme for the PhD.
Months of entry
MA/MSc by Research
A flexible learning programme designed for anyone who wants to conduct an extended and supervised research project in an area of the Arts and Social Sciences. The MA/MSc programme can be used as the foundation for a PhD degree.
The MPhil takes up to two years full-time or up to four years part-time. It is awarded on the basis of a thesis of about 40,000 words which has been successfully defended in an oral examination.
The PhD takes up to four years full-time, or up to eight years part-time. It is normally awarded on the basis of a thesis of 80,000 words which has been successfully defended in an oral examination.
Information for international students
Where a candidate's first language is not English, advanced English language competence in the form of appropriate certificated learning (ELTS requirement of 6.5) or equivalent must be demonstrated as detailed in Kingston University's Admissions Regulations.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Research Administrator
- +44 (0)20 8417 2304