研究型硕士/博士课程

什么是研究型硕士MPhil和博士PhD?:MPhil和PhD课程都是在专业指导老师团队的带领下进行独立的研究课题,培养行业通用的研究技能,所不同的是MPhil研究课题广度比PhD小,所学时长短,更重要的差别是MPhil的研究不会创造出该领域的新知识,而PhD则注重在该领域的创新性的贡献,所以尽管MPhil也可以作为独立授予的学位,但是更多的是作为进行PhD深造的起始。

What is an MPhil? Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The MPhil is a programme of independent, self-directed research reviewing or surveying and collating and evaluating existing knowledge in an approved topic and presenting the findings in a thesis for examination including a viva. Like the PhD, the MPhil develops your research and generic skills and is pursued under the guidance of a team of expert supervisors. It differs from the PhD in that it is a smaller scale of work, conducted over a shorter period of time and does not create new knowledge in the field. The MPhil can be taken as a separate, target award, but most commonly forms the initial stage of study within a linked MPhil/PhD programme, where the registration is upgraded to PhD once it is established that the work has the potential for an original contribution to knowledge.

Attendance ModeNumber of hours per weekMaximum length of programmeStart dates
Full timeAt least 35 hours a weekYour programme of research should be completed within 36 monthsSeptember  January
Part time (Home students only)At least 15 hours a weekYour programme of research should be completed within 60 monthsSeptember  January

What is a PhD?Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research, supported by a team of supervisors, that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a thesis. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting.

Attendance ModeNumber of hours per weekMaximum length of programmeStart dates
Full timeAt least 35 hours a weekFour yearsSeptember  January
Part time(Home students only)At least 15 hours a weekEight yearsSeptember  January
PhD by Published WorkBy arrangement with the supervisory teamTwo YearsSeptember  January
Distance learning:
Part-time
Full-time
at least 15 hours per week
at least 36 hours per week
Eight years
Four years
September and January

DProf studyProfessional Doctorate (DProf)

Professional Doctorate programmes allow professionals to undertake a programme of research contributing to the advancement of professional practice. They are part-time programmes which enable candidates to undertake a practice-based project in their area of professional practice. They typically comprise taught elements in preparation for the identification and execution of a major independent project of research and seek to develop and deepen the candidate’s professional practice and to make an original contribution to practice.
We currently offer Professional Doctorates in the following area:
Professional Doctorate in Health Sciences
https://www.westminster.ac.uk/research-degrees

MPhil/PhD的入学要求:申请MPhil和PhD通常的最低要求为英国大学2.1等级的学士学位或者相当的水平,尽管通常仅录取获得或者即将获得硕士学位的申请人,针对基础教育为非英语教学的国际学生,还需要进行英语测试,雅思最低要求为总分6.5(4个单项不低于6.0)。请注意这是最低要求,大学可能会根据具体情况要求更高的分数。

All applications are assessed on an individual basis and in some cases the University may require you to meet higher entry requirements than the minimums outlined below.

MPhil/PhD applicants should normally have:

  • A minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent

  • And preferably a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending)

  • Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as:

English language testMinimum entry requirement
IELTS6.5 (overall band score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements)

Please note:

Applicants to the Westminster Law School are expected to have passed their LLM or MA with merit or distinction with 65% or above in their dissertation and to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.

Applicants to Westminster Exchange are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 where appropriate.

Applicants to English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies are expected to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in any of the individual elements).

https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/how-to-apply/entry-requirements

When to apply 何时申请

  • You may apply at any time of the year.

  • You may start your Research Degree in either January or September.

  • You are encouraged to contact us to discuss the availability of supervision, before you make a formal application as this can lead to a quicker decision.

  • The assessment of your suitability and the availability of supervision can take some time, typically between two and three months from submission of your application.

  • We encourage you to observe the ‘apply by’ dates in the table below. These are the latest dates by which we can guarantee you will have enough time to complete all the pre arrival stages in time for your preferred start date.

  • If you are an overseas applicant, we advise you to apply well in advance of your preferred start date as the Tier 4 Student Visa application process can be ver