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MPhil History
Develop independent research skills and expert knowledge on a specialist area of history.

MPhil History / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Philosophy
Duration
12 Months [Full-Time], 24 months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements
Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to an MPhil. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
 For details of how to apply, go to: Applying for a postgraduate programme

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MPhil Y Y N N

Programme description

The MPhil is a course of study in which the student prepares a thesis under the guidance of two supervisors with specialist expertise. The student's progress is a monitored at regular meetings of the student's research panel (two supervisors plus a reviewer who is independent of the supervisory team), which also provides guidance on research training and career development. The aim of the programme is to produce students who are competent independent researchers. The programme culminates in the submission of a 50,000 word thesis that makes a substantive contribution to historical knowledge. The programme is for you if, having already undertaken a taught Masters degree, you want to undertake a substantial piece of research but cannot commit to a PhD.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPhil (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MPhil (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Scholarships/sponsorships

MPhil students are almost always self-funded. The main postgraduate funding awards do not fund this programme.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Rachel Corbishley
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3559
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/history/research/postgraduate-research/
Academic department overview

See: About us

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