University of East London

Course Introduction

The Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) is a Master's level research degree programme which takes a minimum of 24 months (full-time) 48 months (part-time) to complete. At the end of your MPhil, you will be required to submit a 40,000 word thesis which outlines your research findings. You will then have to undergo an oral examination (a viva) on your thesis. All Postgraduate Research students are supervised by at least two research-active staff. Your supervisors will support your programme of research through regular meetings and reviews. School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI) will push you to the limit - but you?ll be supported all the way. ADI?s research students and staff are actively researching and creating in areas from film studies to cultural theory, the performing arts, and art and design. Major areas of research within ADI include: cultural and media studies; film, fine art and illustration; literature, history and heritage studies; and applied performing arts. Research proposals give us a better understanding of the area you want to study for an MPhil. You don?t have to follow a predetermined structure when writing your proposal, but it?s a good idea to include a title that describes the aims and scope of your research, and information on how your ideas fit in with the research interests of UEL. Other important elements include: relevant academic literature, how your research will advance knowledge in this area, and a possible methodology. You should also include a timescale for your research.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil European Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants those who have relevant research or work experience, but no degree, they can still be considered for admission. Applicants for a PhD via MPhil should have either a first class or upper second class honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or an overseas qualification rated as equivalent.
  • International entry requirements: If English is not your first language, you will have to satisfy the English language requirements for postgraduate research study. The minimum requirement for a research degree is an IELTS Academic English score of 7.0 overall (minimum of 6.5 in all components). This should normally have been gained within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7