Liverpool John Moores University
Postgraduate research opportunities in Humanities and Social Science
Excellent research opportunities await in the School of Humanities and Social Science. Work at the forefront of developments with leading experts. - Study full or part-time over one to seven years - Choose from a wide range of subject areas (see Details tab for more information) - Complete your research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a Faculty known for its internationally-acclaimed research - Explore scholarship opportunities - Benefit from expert supervision and researcher training - Enjoy excellent facilities and great employment connections The programme route you undertake will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most of our students initially register for MPhil/PhD and go on to complete their PhD via successful progression from MPhil. You can study for an MPhil full time over one or two years or part time over two to four years. Progressing from an MPhil (and including MPhil registration), you can study for a PhD full time over 33 to 48 months or part time over 45 to 84 months. If you are taking a direct route PhD, you can study full time over two to three years or part time over three to six years.
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: You will need: a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject and research training relating to your chosen subject area for a PhD direct If you are applying for an MPhil or MPhil/PhD, you need a minimum 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. Additional information: IELTS 6.5 minimum 5.5 in each component) 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (email@example.com) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international
School of Humanities and Social Science Explore the possibilities Discover excellent postgraduate research opportunities in LJMU's School of Humanities and Social Science and benefit from a prolific research and learning environment which is at the forefront of contemporary developments. The School of Humanities and Social Science provides an ideal environment in which to expand your knowledge and horizons. Our dynamic, professional and experienced staff excel in innovative and exciting research which contributes to teaching and learning methods. In the 2014 REF, 81% of research submitted by Communication, Cultural and Media Studies at LJMU was recognised internationally or considered internationally excellent. This research helps ensure that our learning is positioned at the vanguard of developments in the field and that you have an opportunity to study alongside leading experts. You will be mentored and supervised by academic staff who are passionate, experienced and active in critical social scientific research. The knowledge and skills you will acquire during your studies are transferable to a range of academic, professional and commercial occupations. Your self-directed study will be supported by a surrounding framework of expertise, within a scholarly community that hosts regular seminars and lectures and is a fertile platform for the dissemination of research.
To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Final examination for both the MPhil and the PhD is by thesis and oral examination. The MPhil differs from the PhD in terms of the depth of study required and the extent of your personal contribution to knowledge. It requires competence in conducting an independent enquiry as well as in the use of appropriate research methods and techniques. Examiners will expect you to display satisfactory background knowledge of the subject. To gain a PhD you are expected to show mastery of a special field and to have made an original personal contribution to the understanding of a problem, the advancement of knowledge, or the generation of new ideas. Examiners will expect you to be at the forefront of understanding in your chosen topic. If you are studying for an MPhil you may be able to progress to a PhD, via written and oral assessments in Year 2 (for full time students) or Year 3 (for part time students).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Full-time||September 2019||-||2 Years|
|Master of Philosophy - MPhil||Part-time||September 2019||-||4 Years|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Full-time||September 2019||-||48 Months|
|Doctor of Philosophy - PhD||Part-time||September 2019||-||84 Months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Liverpool John Moores University||L2 2QP||North West|
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