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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of South Wales

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The unique scope of a Master of Philosophy or MPhil programme makes it the most in-depth Master's study you can undertake and one which is distinct in its own right.

Like other research degrees, an MPhil allows you to conduct an independent, supervised research project which aims to make a considerable contribution in your chosen field.

It is a good choice if your project isn’t extensive enough for a PhD or perhaps you are looking for a shorter programme. A standalone MPhil normally takes two years when studied full time, or you can study for three to four years part-time.

For the MPhil, you will submit and defend via oral examination, a thesis of up to 60,000 words (as opposed to 100,000 for a PhD) demonstrating critical investigation and analysis of a topic. You will also demonstrate an understanding of appropriate research methods and their application to your chosen field.

Great reasons for studying an MPhil

You can complete your MPhil on a full or part time basis, on campus or by distance (if the nature of the research allows). There are no classes to attend as the MPhil is based on research so you can fit your research around other responsibilities.

An MPhil is a valuable standalone qualification which provides advanced research skills that are highly regarded by employers.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of South Wales

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

USW has campuses in and around Cardiff, a multicultural student city. Expect competitive tuition fees, generous scholarships and affordable living costs.
USW’s focus is on employability – choose from 500+ courses, some with guaranteed work placements and many leading to professional certification.
Students from more than 120 countries study at USW. Enjoy a warm welcome as well as help and guidance from a dedicated International Student Support team.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 40 22

  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    138 82%

    7th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    10th

    16

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