Master of Philosophy (MPhil) (Full-time)
Why study this course?
A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) at London Metropolitan University is conducted purely by research. Each MPhil is the unique development of a student’s individual research project, conducted under the guidance of at least two supervisory members of staff with expertise in the research area.
An MPhil can be pursued in any area of research within the university, where suitable expertise is available to support the proposed research. The University provides a supportive framework for research within which each student’s work is carefully overseen.
Each MPhil is an individual and unique project. The research may be conducted in any of the University’s disciplines (or across disciplines) where there is appropriate research expertise.
Although the degree is awarded for research with no taught component, you'll be provided with training and have access to any master's level module that would facilitate the research.
Your progress is closely supported by your supervisor and the School. You'll be encouraged to attend conferences, write papers and publish, while pursuing your research.
The University has strong links with industry, business, the legal profession, and governmental and non-governmental organisations that will aid your research and future career.
Research students are an important part of the academic community at London Metropolitan University and are included in all conferences, lecture series and research seminar series.
The University has a large number of specialist research areas, and many (although not all) of our research students are associated with one of these. These include: The Global Policy Institute, The Centre for Communications Technology, The Intelligent Systems Research Centre, Statistics, Operational research and Mathematics and The Cellular and Molecular Immunology Research Centre, just to name a few.
Staff undertake research and offer supervision in areas including:
- 3D design
- Architecture for rapid change and scarce resources
- Architecture practice and theory
- Banking, finance and economics
- Curation and socially engaged art practices
- Cyber security
- Design for cultural commons
- Education with a commitment to social justice
- Fine art and photography
- Intelligent systems
- Interiors and environmental design
- Learning and teaching in higher education
- Migration and migrants
- Molecular sciences
- Sustainable and regeneration design
- Urban policy
- Violence against women and children and the emergence of trafficking
- Visual communication
- Work and working lives
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You will be required to have:
- A good honours degree from a UK university or equivalent (first or upper-second class), although applicants will usually have obtained a master's degree before entry
Candidates with other qualifications are considered on their merits.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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We accept MPhil students in all our Schools: The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design; Guildhall School of Business and Law; the School of Computing and Digital Media, the School of Human Sciences, the School of Social Professions, and the School of Social Sciences.
Each MPhil project is unique, and yours will be fine-tuned in consultation with the two supervisors dedicated to your research.
MPhil study is self-directed. Students are allocated a supervisory team composed of a lead supervisor and at least one other. These are allocated on the basis of the candidate's application, research topic and interview. We only offer supervision to candidates when we have adequate available supervisory expertise.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
How much you pay in tuition fees depends on which country you come from and whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Please visit the course page on university website for fee information particular to that course.
People with a research degree may become lecturers, teachers or researchers, but these are by no means the only potential destinations.
Depending on your discipline, you may go into industry (this is frequently the case for graduates in biological or computer science), the City (business and law graduates), public sector management and/or policy-making (social science and business graduates), international governmental organisations (social science and business graduates), the social professions, or non-governmental organisations.
Many of our research graduates are mid-career and use their degree for career enhancement in (for example) the police or security services, education, counselling, health and social care, or diplomacy.
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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