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Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Social Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This MPhil programme provides a route for students to carry out their own research project: an investigation that will eventually contribute to the field of knowledge within the educational and social sciences. Research students engage with the academic community within the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and benefit from participation in the comprehensive IOE Research Training Programme. The Department of Social Science is one of the largest multi-disciplinary social science research and teaching centres in London. Our staff include psychologists, sociologists and economists, and there are specialist research-active staff able to supervise research in the key areas listed below. An MPhil thesis consists either of a record of original investigation or of an ordered exposition of a field. Social Science IOE doctoral graduates are found in almost every occupational field and a wide range of career paths exist including education, social research, media research, human resources, policing, health, policy development, youth work and managerial posts in business and retail. Students develop general and specialist skills in research methodology, academic writing and presentation, as well as experience of engaging with a wide range of practitioners across different sectors of education.

Different course options

Full time | London, Bloomsbury | 3 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement is an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an equivalent professional qualification. The majority of our successful applicants also hold a Master's degree with Merit (or equivalent), and would have relevant experience.