Research course

Philosopjy

Institution
UWE Bristol · Department of Health and Social Sciences
Qualifications
MPhil

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Entry requirements

See our listing for this course on the UWE Bristol website for more information.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

As an MPhil student, you'll undertake independent research culminating in the production of a thesis. Typically, you will have developed your own research proposal or will be applying for a studentship with a pre-approved project aim.

An MPhil typically takes two to three years of full-time study, or four to six years of part-time study.

Guiding you throughout your MPhil study and successive milestones will be your supervision team, led by a Director of Studies.

Why do a research degree?

The award of a Master of Philosophy requires you to demonstrate that you:

  • have engaged in enquiry which makes a contribution to knowledge within your field of study
  • can demonstrate a systematic understanding of the current state of knowledge within your field of theory and/or practice
  • show the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project capable of contributing new knowledge close to the forefront of the discipline or field of practice
  • can demonstrate a sound understanding of the methodology and techniques of enquiry relevant to the discipline or field of study
  • have developed a capacity to form judgements of issues and ideas in the field of research and/or practice, and communicate and justify these to relevant audiences
  • can critically reflect on your work and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses.

The overall difference between a doctorate and an MPhil relates to the depth and sophistication of your research, rather than its length or duration.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Complete an MPhil research degree with us and contribute to advancing knowledge in your specialism.

Course contact details

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UWE Admissions
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admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)117 328 3333