What will I learn?

Overview

During your MPhil, we will train you in rigorous research methodologies that are transferable to many different careers. Our Postgraduate Research Development programme allows you to learn alongside other candidates, building up a network of potential collaborators in research projects.

There is no doubt that research degrees require persistence and dedication. At the same time, they are excellent opportunities to develop your critical skills and high-level thinking. Most important of all, they allow you to focus on what you find interesting and to follow your personal research interests.

Why us?

  • Compared to a PhD, an MPhil requires fewer years of study – as few as two years compared to at least three years for a PhD
  • You can often convert your MPhil into a PhD and continue your research
  • We're ranked 2nd in the UK for students’ overall satisfaction with their research degree programme according to the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2018
  • An MPhil thesis is typically 20,000-40,000 words while a PhD thesis is up to 80,000 words, depending on the subject area
  • You have an option to study this programme at our Sunderland campus or via distance learning

Which department am I in?

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1.5 year)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (US$ 17,197) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected May, October 2022

Venue

University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus,

Chester Road,

Sunderland,

SR1 3SD, England

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
£8,000.00 (US$ 10,583) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected May, October 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Most courses require a 2:1 classification or equivalent from a USA bachelor's degree or a Canadian bachelor's degree in a subject related area. Specific grade requirements will vary depending on the course chosen. Applicants with professional and vocational experience will also be considered.

For international students

The normal entry requirement for a research degree is a UK honours degree (first or upper second class) or a UK Masters degree or a qualification which is regarded as equivalent. We will consider candidates with other qualifications, looking at evidence of academic ability such as published work. If English is not your first language, you will need a British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5, with at least 6.0 in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking (or equivalent).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • ONCAMPUS Sunderland
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