menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news

Different course options

Full time | Edgbaston Campus | 2 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Social Policy / Administration

Course type


Course Summary

The research degree involve appropriate postgraduate research training modules, which are agreed with the supervisor and the Institute Research Student Coordinator, and which are assessed. In addition, we hold regular research student workshops and seminars and doctoral researchers participate in research group activities within the School of Social Policy. The MPhil requires a thesis of 60,000 words. We offer two types of research degree: an MPhil or a PhD - in any of the disciplines represented in our department, including social policy, social work, criminology and sociology. Prospective applicants for research degrees in any aspect of health service management and health care policy are invited to apply, outlining their special interests.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The full time fee is £4,327 for the entry 2019/20. The given fee is subject to increase for the entry 2020/21.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The Full time fee is £17,580 for Band 1. Please refer the university website for more fee details (Band 1 to 4).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have an Honours degree (normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of an applicant’s potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme. In some cases you will also need to have completed a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more