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- Full-time | University of Sunderland | 2 years | MAY, OCT
- Part-time | University of Sunderland | 4 years | MAY, OCT
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.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£4,464 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
More info:Distance learning full-time: £2,681 per year
About this University
The University of Sunderland has 20,000 students at four campuses, in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong. Key strengths are sciences, advanced manufacturing, software, enterprise and innovation and creative industries, reflected in its world-leading research, global partnerships, and knowledge transfer partnerships.
The university recently opened a new School of Medicine, with the first students starting their MBChB Medicine course in September 2019. Learn more about the university through a series of informative webcasts which you can find on the website – watch from anywhere in the world and chat one-to-one with university staff.
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