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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

As an MPhil student, you'll undertake independent research culminating in the production of a thesis. Typically, you will have developed your own research proposal or will be applying for a studentship with a pre-approved project aim.

An MPhil typically takes two to three years of full-time study, or four to six years of part-time study.

Guiding you throughout your MPhil study and successive milestones will be your supervision team, led by a Director of Studies.

Why do a research degree?

The award of a Master of Philosophy requires you to demonstrate that you:

have engaged in enquiry which makes a contribution to knowledge within your field of study
can demonstrate a systematic understanding of the current state of knowledge within your field of theory and/or practice
show the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project capable of contributing new knowledge close to the forefront of the discipline or field of practice
can demonstrate a sound understanding of the methodology and techniques of enquiry relevant to the discipline or field of study
have developed a capacity to form judgements of issues and ideas in the field of research and/or practice, and communicate and justify these to relevant audiences
can critically reflect on your work and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses.

The overall difference between a doctorate and an MPhil relates to the depth and sophistication of your research, rather than its length or duration.

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University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

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  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships, you'll benefit from opportunities to enhance your career prospects.
Bristol is a bustling, welcoming city with a strong multicultural community – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 52 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    104 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    36 36%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%



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