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What is an MRes

A Master of Research (MRes) degree is an advanced postgraduate research degree in a specific academic discipline. A research Master's degree, provides an opportunity for understanding the nature and potential of research study. Wikipedia 2016.

Our MRes course is designed to be taken over one year full-time.

What is a PhD

A PhD involves undertaking a supervised research project. Although there are opportunities to attend skills training and specialist seminars, a PhD typically does not involve any formal taught element, it is wholly research based.

The PhD is normally designed to extend over three years full-time or five years part-time. However, certain PhD degrees are offered on a four-year full-time basis.

The PhD is assessed by a written thesis of no more than 100,000 words and an oral viva. This thesis must demonstrate the candidate’s capacity to pursue original research in their field of study and represent a distinct and significant contribution to the subject, whether through the discovery of new knowledge, the connection of previously unrelated facts, the development of new theory or the revision of older views. It should show the exercise of critical judgement with regard to both the candidate’s own work and that of other scholars in the field.