School of Law MPhil and PhD degrees

Middlesex University
In London (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • PhD
  • London (England)
  • When:
    October
Description

Expert supervision

A Director of Studies and at least one (second) supervisor from the University will conduct your research supervision. Often, an external supervisor is also involved.



Your supervisors will act as personal tutors, helping you to clarify your initial objectives, structure your research and develop supplementary skills. They also advise on subject reading, relevant taught courses, research seminars and workshops.



Support whenever you need it

Academic support and guidance is constantly available, whether you work individually or as part of a team. There are regular research tutorials, plus seminars and meetings with research students, staff and guest speakers.



Collaborations with external partners

If you're working in partnership with an external organisation, you may be jointly supervised by academics...

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Requirements: MPhil (with or without possible transfer to PhD) At least a second class Honours Degree. PhD If you'd like to enrol for our PhD course, you'll first need to enrol for the MPhil and then transfer to a PhD once you've made enough progress with your research – typically after 18 24 months. Are you an international applicant? If you're an international student and English if not your first language, you'll need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
October
London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Law
Public Law
Supervisor
IT
International Politics
Construction
Law
School
International law
Geopolitics
Equality
Human Rights
Jurisprudence
European Single Market
Globalism

Course programme

You may undertake a programme of research in which your own work – such as a report – forms, as a point of origin or reference, a significant part of the intellectual enquiry and is presented for examination. The length of the thesis is reduced accordingly:

For the mixed mode version, you'll need an appropriate presentation of visual research and a text of up to 20,000 words (MPhil) or 40,000 (PhD).
For text only, the figures are 40,000 and 80,000 maximum.
The work is always undertaken as part of the registered research programme – and the standards are the same as those applied where the work is totally by thesis.

Please note that all of our PhD students initially enrol on an MPhil and then transfer to a PhD degree.

Are there any taught elements?

Taught elements are available, particularly to students researching in social sciences. Depending on your area of research and academic background your supervisor may recommend that you register for research training classes.

Full time or part time?

Both.

What's the difference between an MPhil and PhD?
In essence, it relates to the contribution you make to existing knowledge on the research topic that you've selected.

A PhD contributes new knowledge beyond what's currently available. An MPhil contributes new understanding of existing knowledge, by way of a critical review or evaluation.