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What will I learn?

Overview

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme will enable you to conduct supervised research into your chosen topic and produce a written thesis (typically up to 70,000 words). You can complete the MPhil in 1 to 3 years (full-time) or up to 4 years (part-time).Dr Susan Milner provides an overview of the PhD in Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath. Current students Milena Romano and Syed Shah share their PhD experience.

Most students are registered in the first instance for the degree of MPhil. Students are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis. The transfer from MPhil to PhD is subject to students passing an assessment process which normally involves submission of written work and an oral examination.

Doctoral Training Centre

This programme is recognised as being part of the following ESRC-funded South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) Political Science & International Studies discipline-specific pathway.

Which department am I in?

Politics, Languages and International Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,100.00 (US$ 26,289) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

30 June 2022

Start date

3 October 2022

Venue

University of Bath

Claverton Down,

Bath,

Bath And North East Somerset,

BA2 7AY, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have at least three years of full-time, post-graduation work experience with evidence of career progression; 2:1 or above undergraduate degree or international equivalent. English language requirement: You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

For international students

First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university. When considering applications, we also take the following into account: extended and responsible experience in a relevant field in commerce, or industry, or in teaching, or in a government establishment, together with authorship of papers or other work of an acceptable academic standard, e.g. published translation. IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components)

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

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About University of Bath

The University of Bath offers its students a world-class education, with excellent facilities in an idyllic location.

  • Ranked 8th in Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Based in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 30% of its student population is international
  • Offers four sets of scholarships to international students