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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Social Research Philosophy (Theory)

Course type


Course Summary

A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) at London Metropolitan University is conducted purely by research. Each MPhil is the unique development of a student’s individual research project, conducted under the guidance of at least two supervisory members of staff with expertise in the research area. An MPhil can be pursued in any area of research within the university, where suitable expertise is available to support the proposed research. The University provides a supportive framework for research within which each student’s work is carefully overseen.

Each MPhil is an individual and unique project. The research may be conducted in any of the University’s disciplines (or across disciplines) where there is appropriate research expertise. Although the degree is awarded for research with no taught component, you'll be provided with training and have access to any master's level module that would facilitate the research. Your progress is closely supported by your supervisor and the School. You'll be encouraged to attend conferences, write papers and publish, while pursuing your research.

Staff undertake research and offer supervision in areas including: migration and migrants; education with a commitment to social justice; violence against women and children and the emergence of trafficking; work and working lives; banking, finance and economics; intelligent systems; nutrition; architecture for rapid change and scarce resources; curation and socially engaged art practices; religion and politics; politics learning and teaching in higher education; urban policy and molecular sciences.

To obtain an MPhil you are expected to investigate a topic and make an original contribution to knowledge. As you research, your work is assessed annually by a Research Student Progress Group, to ensure that good progress is being made and that adequate guidance is available. The degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is awarded by the University after the successful presentation of a thesis, based on an original piece of research completed under the supervision of University staff, and the successful defence of the thesis at an oral examination.

Different course options

Full time | London Metropolitan University | 2 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Students will be required to have: a good honours degree from a UK university or equivalent (first or upper-second class), although applicants will usually have obtained a master's degree before entry. Candidates with other qualifications are considered on their merits.

University information

Whether you’re looking to change career direction, improve your job prospects or simply pursue a passion, London Met is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. The University’s graduates are working for organisations including the Bank of England, Google, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the United Nations. London Met is particularly focused on work-related learning and ensuring its students have the knowledge and skills needed for a...more

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