Research course

Arts and Social Sciences

Institution
Kingston University · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA by researchMSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

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

October, March

Course content

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.

MPhil
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.

PhD
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

http://www.kingston.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/funding/

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

PhD

full time
48 months
part time
96 months

Course contact details

Name
Research Administrator
Email
fassresearch-info@kingston.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8417 2304