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MPhil degrees in International Relations

The MPhil is normally studied over two years full-time, although it is possible to take the degree up to four years on a part-time basis.

The first nine months of study comprise the taught components of a MLitt degree. In addition, students take a research methods module which is intended to help them develop their research skills. At the end of the second year, students will submit a thesis of not more than 40,000 words along with an oral examination (viva voce). The first year of study must be completed successfully in order to progress to second year.

Students commencing MLitt studies can discuss the possibility of transferring to an MPhil. This will be dependent upon achieving certain requirements relating to MLitt performance and requires support from the Adviser of Studies and permission from the Head of School. This discussion should take place after results from Semester 1 are made available. Students transferring to an MPhil will take the compulsory IR5601 Research Methods in International Relations module in first semester of their second year.

The School currently offers the following MPhil options as degree pathways from our MLitt Programmes:

We also offer the taught two-year MPhil in Peacebuilding and Mediation. If you are interested in the MPhil in Peace-building and Mediation please apply here.

In order to apply please submit an application to one of the MLitt Programmes offered in the School.