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Postgraduate programmes

You can also view a full list of taught postgraduate courses and find out more about our research degrees.

Taught masters degree, postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma

Full- or part-time courses in a wide range of subject areas. You will normally need a good honours degree or relevant professional qualification.

MA or MSc by Research

A one-year full-time or two year part-time programme. The supervised thesis is the subject of an oral examination. You will normally need a good honours degree or relevant professional qualification.

MA or MSc by Learning Contract

An innovative programme structured around learning in your workplace. You define with your employer and Kingston University a strategic problem and a personal development plan. Work-based tasks are completed and assessed under full university supervision.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Typically a two years full-time or three/four years part-time programme. The thesis (20–40,000 words) is the subject of an oral examination. You will normally need a first class or second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your research programme.

Professional Doctorate (BDA, EdD)

A new innovative programme. This flexible, part-time and work-oriented qualification runs normally over four years and provides excellent opportunities for advanced professional development.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Typically a three/four years full-time or four/six years part-time programme. A PhD thesis (40–80,000 words) is the subject of an oral examination in which you will show both how you have critically investigated your area of research and made an independent and original contribution to knowledge.

Pre-Masters Programme for non-UK/EU students

The Pre-Masters Programme is a masters preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) wishing to obtain a masters degree at Kingston University. The Pre-Masters Programme provides academic and English language preparation for international students whose current qualifications do not meet Kingston University's masters entry requirements.

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