Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The MPhil degree is appropriate for students who wish to develop their capability for sustained and advanced scholarly research, and who already possess the ability to carry out research on an independent basis. The MPhil normally requires three years of full-time study, although it may be completed part-time.

Entry criteria

The University's Higher Degrees Committee administers the MPhil degree, and enrolment requires that committee's approval. The subject for an MPhil thesis must be defined and developed in close consultation with relevant staff in the School. Enrolment is available to candidates who have completed an LLB (Hons) or LLM degree.

Course requirements

The research findings are presented in the form of a major thesis. MPhil research is conducted under the supervision of a panel which includes members of the academic staff, and in some cases, others from outside the university who have special expertise in the particular thesis topic.

To apply

Application forms are available on the University's website or from the Graduate Administrator. The regulations for the MPhil degree is set out in the University Calendar.