Timelines and assessment
How long does it take to do a research degree?
Masters by Research
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
2 years full-time
3 years part-time
You’ll need to submit 6000 words of appropriate quality within 6 months (1 year if part-time) to progress further with your MPhil.
3 years full-time
5 years part-time
You’ll need to submit 6000 words of appropriate quality within 6 months (1 year if part-time) to progress further with your MPhil/PhD, followed by work showing doctoral level within 18 months (2 and a half years if part-time).
Every research student has a team of two supervisors, who are accredited for research standing and experience by the Graduate School.
Your supervisory team is a vital part of your research degree, so it is important to choose supervisors whose interests complement and align with yours. As a research student it’s your responsibility to manage and work proactively with your supervisory team.
Your work will be reviewed and discussed annually at a Review Meeting, chaired by a senior researcher.
Search for academic supervisors with your research interests.