The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) entails the writing of a supervised thesis of up to 30,000 words, as well as completing a course in legal research method.
The MPhil is a three-term full-time programme with a usual residence requirement for three terms from the date of admission. The MPhil thesis must make a worthwhile contribution to knowledge and or understanding in its field.
The Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) is the Faculty’s most advanced research qualification and entails writing a thesis of between 75,000 and 100,000 words, which must make a significant and substantial contribution to its field.
Full-time study for the DPhil usually comprises three to four years and part-time six to eight years, inclusive of research methodology training in the first year for full-time students and over years one and two for part-time students. The part-time study requires attendance for a minimum of 30 days of university-based work each year, normally coinciding with the full terms of the academic year.