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Master of Philosophy

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Master of Philosophy structure

Course regulations

  1. Candidates for the degree of Master of Philosophy shall, before enrolment:
    1. have been admitted or qualified for admission, in the College in which it is proposed to enrol, to either a Bachelor's Degree or to an Honours Degree; or
    2. have been granted Postgraduate Admission as entitled to pursue a course of study for the Degree in a College other than that in which they qualified for admission either to a Bachelor's Degree or to an Honours Degree; or
    3. have such other qualifications as the Academic Board may accept.
  2. Except as provided in Regulations 1, 3 and 4 candidates shall comply with the course regulations for a Master's degree in the College in which they pursue the course of study.
  3. Candidates who have been enrolled on the basis of a Bachelor's degree for which the required course of study was of three years duration shall be required to take the examinations in an approved set of advanced level papers in the proposed field of study equivalent in amount to one year of full-time study.
  4. In special circumstances, and subject to Regulation 3, the Academic Board may at its discretion modify for candidates the requirements of the course regulations for a Master's degree in the College in which they pursue their course of study. Modifications which may be permitted under this regulation are substitution, wholly or in part, of a thesis for required course work, and substitution of other requirements for a thesis.
  5. The degree shall be awarded on the combined result of the papers (where applicable) and a pass in the thesis (where applicable). In Colleges where the College masterate is awarded with classes of honours the Master of Philosophy degree may be awarded with distinction for a result of the same standard as that required for first class honours in the College masterate.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

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