MPhil / PhD, Professional Doctorates

This section of the website provides information for students who are currently studying for a research degree at London Metropolitan University.

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Research Frequently Asked Questions

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If you want to interrupt your studies, you must fill out and submit an RD3 to the Student Hub in advance of the time you want to intermit. Generally, intermissions are only approved for 6 months at a time and are not approved retrospectively. If you are an overseas student on a Tier 4 visa, you must seek advice from our Visa Compliance team

Full-time students must transfer within 3 years and part-time students within 4.5 years. It is therefore recommended that full-time students apply to transfer by the end of their 2nd year of study, and part-time students by the end of their 3rd year of study.

RD2T form to apply for transfer from MPhil to PhD.

The pattern and timing of meetings should be arranged and agreed between the student and their supervisor(s). Generally, if you are a full time student, you can expect to have 44 hours of contact per year with your supervisor and 22 hours per year if you are a part time student. These hours may take the form of face-to-face meetings, email correspondence, and reading and commenting on written material.

The MPhil and the PhD are both research degrees. They are awarded by the University after the successful presentation of a thesis based on an original piece of research completed under the supervision of University staff.

Students generally register for an MPhil degree and then apply to transfer to a PhD.

To obtain a PhD the candidate is expected to investigate a topic and make an original contribution to knowledge. Research at MPhil level should represent an extension of existing knowledge, although the demands of originality and sustained enquiry are less than those for a PhD.

London Met offers a wide range of subject areas. A good place to start looking is to consult the Schools and research page to find out about the research being undertaken and look for a at London Met. Through these pages, you can contact staff members whose research interests are complementary to yours.

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