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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview:

During your MPhil, we will train you in rigorous research methodologies that are transferable to many different careers. Our Postgraduate Research Development programme allows you to learn alongside other candidates, building up a network of potential collaborators in research projects.
There is no doubt that research degrees require persistence and dedication. At the same time, they are excellent opportunities to develop your critical skills and high-level thinking. Most important of all, they allow you to focus on what you find interesting and to follow your personal research interests.

Compared to a PhD, an MPhil requires fewer years of study – as few as two years compared to at least three years for a PhD. You can often convert your MPhil programme into a PhD and continue your research. An MPhil thesis is typically 20,000-40,000 words while a PhD thesis is up to 80,000 words, depending on the subject area. You have an option to study this programme at our Sunderland campus or via distance learning.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sunderland | 2 years | MAY

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

MAY

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,464

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,630

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for a research degree is a UK honours degree (first or upper second class) or a UK Masters degree or a qualification which is regarded as equivalent. We will consider candidates with other qualifications, looking at evidence of academic ability such as published work.