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Humanities and Social Sciences - Research, MPhil

Course Description

The Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities welcomes enquiries and applications from those interested in full- or part-time study for an MPhil or PhD degree. Particular areas of strength that were entered for the most recent Research Assessment Exercise included communication and media studies, literary and cultural studies, English and performance studies, history, philosophy, linguistics, sociology, criminology and law. It is essential that applicants have a clear idea of the research they wish to pursue with us before submitting an application. We require that applications are accompanied by an outline of proposed research.

The Faculty has a strong commitment to supporting our research students in their academic and professional development. The Faculty offers a Postgraduate Research Generic Skills Programme for our first year students to support them with the initial challenges of managing their PhD. It includes seminars on critical appraisal of the literature and contextualisation, introduction to research methods, research ethics, time and project management, thesis and presentations and how to get published.

The Faculty has state-of-the-art film and video editing studios and equipment, and has good online and on-site library facilities, with access to the British Library and all London University Libraries.

The Faculty has a strong commitment towards developing a dynamic and vibrant post-graduate research community. The Faculty also host frequent academic seminars on topics of interest for staff and research students. The School of Law runs a Research Seminar Series every semester.

Staff in the Faculty are active researchers and participate in a range of international networks which benefit our postgraduate research students.

Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/res/hscres

What you'll study

Recent research project topics include:

- Communications and the Creative Arts (media studies; performance; media communications; the electronic and digital arts; video; film studies; literary studies; sonic arts and visual culture)
- English
- History
- Philosophy
- Applied Linguistics
- Politics
- Sociology
- Criminology
- Law (especially international law)

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

- Postgraduate finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/pg)
- International students' finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/international)


Students are assessed through coursework and a dissertation.

Career options

Graduates from this programme can pursue teaching in further and higher education and research in public and private sectors.

Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply

Visit the Humanities and Social Sciences - Research, MPhil page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!

Student Profiles

Fast Forward Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Our Fast Forward Master's Scholarship will provide £5000 support which can be taken either as a discount from the normal fee or a cash bursary.Up to 80 scholarships will be available across the university.Criteria and who can apply?- Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.- Available for part time programmes. Part time fees will be split across the first two years of study.- Students will need to have a declared household income of £40,000 or less, and will be asked to demonstrate this by providing certain information as requested by the university.- Students funded by Student Finance England (SFE) will need to ensure that SFE have "consent to share" their household income assessment with the university.- Students who receive funding from Student Finance Services European Team, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland will be asked to by the University to provide documents from their funding provider to verify their household income.- Fees will be subject to a 5% prompt payment discount if paid in full by the end of September 2016. Other fee waivers (for example the Alumni and First Class Honours waivers) will not be payable in addition to Fast Forward Master's Scholarships.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.

Application Procedure

Before applying for this scheme you must first make an application for an eligible University of Greenwich Master's programme.Applications for Fast Forward Master's Scholarships will be addressed to check whether:- They meet the eligibility tests as summarised above and as set out more fully in the self-check eligibility test (see below)- They are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree.Those applications which pass this assessment will result in scholarship offers, on a first come/ first serve basis. These offers will be conditional on the achievement of a first or upper second class degree.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A first degree in a relevant subject, normally 2.1 or above; a Masters degree is an additional advantage. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or an equivalent rating in another language testing system. Applications must submit a 500-word outline of proposed research with their application form.

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