What is a higher degree by research?
A higher degree by research requires in-depth study within a specific field which is compatible with the research interests of the University. Research students produce original and publishable work the results of which are presented in a thesis and through an oral examination.
An MPhil is a master’s degree by research and allows individuals to research an area of specific interest. The work should be original.
A PhD requires considerable commitment and is usually required for those wishing to pursue a career in academia. The work should be original and of a standard worthy of publication in peer reviewed journals.