Research course

International Studies

Institution
University of Buckingham · Department of Economics and International Studies
Qualifications
MPhilDPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first or second class, upper division degree or significant experience. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

Course outline

We offer two different programmes of postgraduate study, each in either full-time or part-time mode. These are degrees by research which require an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.

  • DPhil – 3 academic years of full-time study or 6 years of part-time study.
  • MPhil – 2 academic years of full-time study or 4 years of part-time study.

Postgraduate students wishing to register for a DPhil must first register for the MPhil and seek conversion at a later stage.

MPhil and DPhil students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. A DPhil thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of the discipline either by the discovery of new knowledge, or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.

In addition to Economics, International Studies and Security and Intelligence Studies, the University offers MPhil / DPhil programmes in the following Humanities areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Biography
  • English Literature
  • Garden History
  • History
  • Military History

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

DPhil

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1280 820204
Fax
+44 (0)1280 822245