The MPhil consists of one year of research culminating in an MPhil thesis and often leads to a full PhD. As a research student you would typically work in an office with three/four other researchers from your group. You would be encouraged to present papers at conferences and publish your results in academic journals. We run several research training course-units and you can take course-units on a number of our Masters programmes. Opportunities are also provided to supplement income by undertaking laboratory demonstrating and other teaching support work.

Browse through our Research project List to find a suitable topic or potential supervisor. For those new to research, the School provides a programme of taught courses on topics such as research methods, research planning and thesis writing. A research degree involves sustained, in-depth study of a specific area, which is then written up as a thesis for examination. It enables you to become an expert in your field, as well as giving you the core skills you need to perform effective research across a broader spectrum of areas. Please see programme details page for further information.



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