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Full time | University of Bath | 3 years | 02-OCT-23

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3 years

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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme will enable you to conduct supervised research into your chosen topic and produce a written thesis (typically up to 70,000 words). You can complete the MPhil in 1 to 3 years (full-time) or up to 4 years (part-time).

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme comprises a more significant piece of research which will enable you to contribute to the academic community through a larger written thesis (typically up to 90,000 words). You can complete your PhD in 2 to 4 years (full-time) or up to 6 years (part-time).

The Department of Education also offers the Doctor of Education (EdD) is course provides the opportunity to research a topic in depth and to contribute to new knowledge to the world. You will be required to conduct supervised research at the leading edge of the educational field and write up as a substantial thesis.

The MPhil programme aims to: provide a framework within which you can conduct an original piece of research relating to your own experience and interest; facilitate your development as a fully-trained and competent educational researcher, able to understand and use research techniques appropriate to your subject area and to be conversant with approaches used by other social scientists.

The final stage of the MPhil degree is the oral or viva voce examination, in which you are required to defend your thesis to a Board of Examiners. The thesis must provide evidence of originality of mind and critical judgments about your chosen aspect of education, and must contain material which is worthy of publication.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, ranking top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2023. The university is known for excellence in teaching and research, a welcoming community, and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of students from all over the world. There are more than 145 countries represented in...more

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