You can register for a MPhil with the option to switch to a PhD - many students do this as their projects develop and become more appropriate for one or the other.
The route to your deree will give you a unique intellectual challenge, an oppotunity to work in-depth on a project which may contribute in a major way to technical, industiral and commercial progress.
A MPhil involves development of research skills and an extension of existing knowledge. A PhD requires in-depth investigation of a topic and an original contribution to existing knowledge. Both degrees involve presentation of a thesis and its justification in an oral examination.
Training in research methods is a required element of study at these levels and your application must outline how you have covered or will cover this requirement in a way which is appropriate to the academic discipline of your research proposal.
During your initial period of study you will be offered an introduction to the Faculty, the University and its facilities.
The major aims of the programme are to: support the development of a network of researchers across the University provide access to knowledge and skills directly supportive of your work help you to locate your work within different traditions and forms of enquiry support the development of your skills as a researcher and understanding of the research process help you to find different ways of looking at your own work
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