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Research degrees in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty offers strong and continuous support to research students. Each student works closely with a supervisor, meeting on a regular basis. There is also a Postgraduate Training Programme which helps you to develop research skills and provides a forum for presentation and discussion of work-in-progress, as well as an opportunity to meet fellow students and staff socially.

MA/MSc by Research

This course is a flexible learning programme designed for anyone who wants to conduct an extended and supervised research project in an area of the Arts and Social Sciences.

Students pursue an individual programme of research, which enables them to expand their knowledge of the subject area and provides them with an opportunity to contribute a piece of original research.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences also offers a wide range of opportunities to engage in individual research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

MPhil

The MPhil takes up to two years full-time or up to four years part-time. It is awarded on the basis of a thesis of about 40,000 words which has been successfully defended in an oral examination.

PhD

The PhD takes up to four years full-time, or up to eight years part-time. It is normally awarded on the basis of a thesis of 80,000 words which has been successfully defended in an oral examination.

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