Research Degrees

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The Graduate Centre for Arts and Humanities offers three distinct research degrees, each of which requires you to conduct original research on a specific topic:

  • A PhD (100,000 word thesis; 3 years full-time - 6 years part-time)
  • An MPhil (60,000 word thesis; 2 years full-time - 4 years part-time)
  • An MA by Research (40,000 word thesis; 1 year full-time - 2 years part-time)

Our research students are supervised by leading international scholars and have access to skills and training programmes at College and Institutional levels. Research proposals are invited on a wide range of topics connected with the research specialisms and supervisory interests of our staff. 

MA by Research degree schemes:

American Studies
Ancient History
Applied Linguistics
Classics
Cymraeg
Digital Humanities
Digital Media
Egyptology
English
French
German
Hispanic Studies
History
Italian
International Development
International Relations
Latin American Studies
Literary Translation
Media Studies
Philosophy
Politics
Screening/Staging Europe
War and Society

Entry Requirements

PhD entry requirements are an upper second degree plus a Master’s degree in a relevant subject. M.Phil and Master’s by Research applicants must have a minimum of 2.1 at undergraduate level. Students may enrol in September, January, April or July.

Academic and Professional Development

Academic and Professional Development

The Graduate Centre provides a comprehensive package of skills and training opportunites to enhance the academic and professional development of our students.

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