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An MPhil or PhD is a research degree focused around the planning and undertaking of an original piece of academic research, which is then written up in a thesis and which you are examined on in a final examination.
Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the range of support and development activities organised at department, School, and University level to assist in the development of a candidate’s research skills, according to their particular needs.
Time commitments vary based on the course, and the mode of study, that you choose:
A full time student should look to devote an average of 35 hours per week, 44 weeks per year to their studies.
A part-time student should try to commit an average of 17.5 hours per week, 44 weeks per year to their studies.
While every candidate’s exact experience will vary according to their particular discipline, topic and methodology, there are a number of common elements that all students will undertake:
Students progression is monitored through an annual process undertaken at the end of each academic year and through two key progression points after approximately six months and eighteen months of study respectively.
You will be supported through:
You will be supported in developing and sharing your expertise through:
Find out more about fees and funding opportunities for UK/EU and international students by visiting our finance web pages.
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"My supervisors are the best because they encourage me and can always get the best out of me."
Ringkar Situmorang PhD Student, Oxford School of Hospitality Management