Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Business
The MPhil is an exciting opportunity to study the business management field at master level (Level 7) as an alternative to taught masters, available elsewhere in the Faculty. For experienced managers it is an opportunity to reflect on past experience. For more recent graduates it is an opportunity to develop higher level research skills and output. Business is defined widely to incorporate public and not for profits sectors. The MPhil will attract candidates who are capable of independent level 7 research and who already have a good academic understanding of their business specialism.
Course Length*: Minimum: 2 years full-time; 3 years part-time. Maximum: 3 years full-time; 5 years part-time
Start Date: September
The MPhil in the business field is awarded in recognition of successful completion of a programme of advanced study and research. The results will be judged to constitute a critical evaluation and analysis of a body of knowledge. It should also reflect an original contribution to knowledge or learning.
MPhil entrants will need to attend an induction to advanced study and research. They must also attend a Research Methodology Workshop.
Thereafter the student with supervision will produce a thesis of the specialist topic identified in their research proposal.
The MPhil is the traditional way to achieve a research masters. It requires clear focus, self-discipline and dedication to complete research and produce the thesis.
Practicing managers or more recent graduates (including those from non-business disciplines) might consider the MBA as an alternative, which is studied in modules and allows an integrated way to achieve general business masters which is geared to their workplace experience.
Thesis and defence viva.
Upper second and masters or equivalent. Post experience students without conventional qualifications may be considered after completing interviews and aptitude tasks.
Candidates must be proficient in English or Welsh. International applicants must have an English language attainment of at least 6.5 IELTS score.
The MPhil is a respected way for ambitious researchers to test their skills and may be integrated into PhD studies.