(MUSR11) MPhil - two years full-time
(MUSR21) MPhil - three to four years part-time
This degree allows greater specialisation than the MMus. It leads to a dissertation of approximately 40,000 words and so suits those with a substantial research project already in mind. Alternately, students may transfer to the PhD programme. Taught by individual supervision, the MPhil programme is also supported by Departmental and University research training schemes. Many applicants will already hold an MA degree prior to starting an MPhil, although exceptions can be made for well-qualified or experienced applicants.