University of Birmingham
A Masters degree in a relevant subject from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised university overseas. In some situations we will accept a good Honours degree (1st or upper 2nd class) or equivalent. This will depend on the quality and/or originality of your research proposal. An outline proposal for the research you wish to undertake. The outline proposal should be about 3 sides of A4 in length, preferably typed, describing the nature of the proposed study. The school attaches great importance to the quality of this outline research proposal, and in some cases you may be asked to rewrite the outline proposal so as to be eligible for the programme.
In the 1st year of the programme (1st 2 years for those registered part-time) students are required to take 60 credits of core research methods modules from the MA Social Research programme. They are also recommended to take advanced training modules from the MA Social Research Programme as appropriate to their research and training needs. Depending on their needs and accredited prior learning and subject to supervisory approval doctoral researchers can substitute 20 credits of the introductory MA Social Research modules for advanced training modules. By the end of their 1st year doctoral students will have completed an 8,000 word research proposal that they will present at the first annual review. This forms the basis for supervised research over the remaining 2 years of the programme and the production of an 80,000 word thesis.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|BPhil||Full-time||£ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|BPhil||Full-time||£ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|BPhil||Part-time||£ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
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