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Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Open University

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Open University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-21, FEB-22, APR-22

  • Duration

    48 months

Course summary

What is an MPhil?

An MPhil is an advanced postgraduate research degree. It is ideal for students who are not able to commit to the period of study required for doctoral research.

What will I get from an MPhil?

You will gain a significant grounding in research methods and skills that will equip you either to enter a career as a professional in your field, or to continue in your studies to complete a PhD. You will get a huge sense of personal achievement. Our training programmes will help you develop transferable skills that will be invaluable in your subsequent career. The research techniques and methodologies you master will enable you to make a direct contribution to the advancement of knowledge in your particular subject area.


Once you have completed your research you must write a 60,000-word thesis, which you submit and then defend via an oral examination (a viva). The thesis will demonstrate your proficiency in research methods, your knowledge and understanding, and a critical evaluation of your academic subject area.

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University information

Open University

  • Campus address

    Open University, Student Recruitment Team, PO Box 197, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, England

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