The SASP MPhil degree is a two-year masters degree. You can either apply directly to the MPhil Programme or alternatively apply to the MLitt degree and upgrade to the MPhil after satisfactory perfomance on the MLitt.
The MPhil consists of two semesters of MLitt coursework, followed by a fifteen month period of research in which you will write a 40,000 word thesis.
This fifteen month research period is split into a three-month period in the summer during which you write a 15,000 word MLitt dissertation. If you achieve an average grade of 15 or higher for the taught component and 15,000 word dissertation then you can continue with the MPhil. In the remaining twelve months you then convert your 15,000 word dissertation into a 40,000 word dissertation which will be examined by an internal and external examiner at the end of the second year.
Satisfactory performance on the MPhil can also lead to entry onto the PhD programme.