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An MPhil/PhD is an advanced postgraduate research degree that requires original research and the submission of a substantial dissertation of 60,000 to 100,000 words. At Birkbeck, you are initially registered on an MPhil and you upgrade to a PhD after satisfactory progress in the first year or two. You need to find a suitable academic supervisor at Birkbeck, who can offer the requisite expertise to guide and support you through your research. Find out more about undertaking a research degree at Birkbeck.
The MPhil/PhD Management is ideal for those who wish to pursue academic careers involving teaching and research in management, or to further careers in consultancy or policy work. You will be required to be highly motivated, well organised, prepared to learn your subject in depth, and
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Usually a 2:1 (undergraduate) or a merit (Master’s). At least one of your degrees should be in an area relevant to your proposed research.
A breakdown of your marks is required, in addition to your degree certificates.
MBAs are not accepted; we instead recommend our MRes Management as preparation for the MPhil.
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.0 in each sub-test.
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As English isn't her first language, studying at Birkbeck was a big challenge for Deniz.
'I hadn't studied for about 10 years, and that was in my country and in my language. But I got so much support here, they make it easy for you and you don't feel under pressure.
'Studying here has really helped my personal development. I have a lot more self-confidence - my language has improved but more importantly for me my knowledge and experience has improved.
'The quality of teaching is first class and it is excellent value for money. The fee was really good and payment was flexible – you could pay in instalments or in one go.'
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