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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Hertfordshire

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 01-FEB-23

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About the course

A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. It develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills which are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award. You would undertake a substantial, original research project for the duration of the degree, under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. Your supervisory team provides guidance both in the selection of a research topic and in the conduct of the research. You are also supported by attendance at postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to your field of research. The degree is assessed solely on the basis of the final research output, in the form of a substantial written thesis which must be "defended" in a viva. During the course of the degree, you would be given opportunities to present your work at major conferences and in refereed research publications.

Why choose this course?

An internationally recognised research qualification. Developing advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level. Develop research skills through practice and extensive research experience. Employers are looking for high calibre graduates with advanced skills who can demonstrate independence through research.

Teaching methods

Research degrees are not taught programmes, however, programmes of supporting studies are a key element. The School of Life Sciences conducts high quality research in the areas of Pharmacology; biotechnology and molecular biology; geography and environmental sciences; and applied and health aspects of sports science. The School has a large number of postgraduate students undertaking full-time research in these disciplines leading to the awards of MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD. There are also a number of industry-based graduates registered for research degrees on a full-time or part-time basis. Research in the discipline areas is headed by internationally recognised staff with positions on many national and international associations and professional bodies.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,650per year

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University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Choose from over 300 degrees, all created with a specific industry in mind to help students achieve their career goals.
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Study with over 4,000 International students on an eco-friendly campus at one of the safest university locations in the east of England.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    79 37%

    71st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    52nd

    31

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