University of West London

Course Introduction

The MPhil and PhD are higher degrees obtained by research. Each offers an excellent opportunity to study a topic in depth and to develop intellectual, technical and managerial skills.

The two courses differ in that research at MPhil level represents an extension of existing knowledge, while at PhD level, students will be expected to make an original contribution to knowledge.

Most students enrol first for the MPhil and transfer to the PhD when their work has sufficiently developed. However, it is possible to enrol directly onto the PhD course if appropriately qualified.

The programme provides students with a supervisory team made up of a principal supervisor with experience in the chosen field, a further supervisor and, where appropriate an additional advisor.

Start Date:

11/09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
3 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil
5 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil

Qualifications required:

  • A Master's degree or equivalent postgraduate or research experience; international students require IELTS 7.0 or above, TOEFL paper-based test 600 or above, TOEFL computer-based test 250 or above, or TOEFL internet-based test 100 or above.