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MPhil by Research Thesis (1 Year)

Most of our graduate students apply for PhD admission.

An MPhil by research thesis (no taught courses) lasts for a year and involves doing an original piece of research. We would not normally admit more than 2-3 MPhil applicants per year and these applicants are usually from countries which operate shorter degree courses than in the UK.

The 'research' section of the application form allows you to provide a 250 word research summary. You should use the 'Research' section of the department website to identify a member of our academic staff working in an area of interest. Before making an application you should contact them to discuss your interests and then use the 250 word research summary to briefly explain the focus of the research you are interested in undertaking. Bear in mind that this may be read by a potential sponsor (perhaps from the Gates foundation or similar) who is unlikely to be specialists.

Please note you need to raise your own funding by applying for appropriate studentships, usually in your own country (the department has no funds to support this course), costs for overseas students are: £27,828 for fees and £14,130 for maintenance a year in 2019/20

Gates, Cambridge Trust, Commonwealth and other funding opportunities