We offer a 2 year full-time or 3 year part-time MPhil and a 3 year full-time or 4-6 year part-time PhD, with some students registering first for the MPhil and transferring to the PhD programme after their first year. This is a prolonged research programme culminating in the presentation of a thesis, followed by an oral examination (viva voce). The thesis must form a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject and afford evidence of originality, shown either by the discovery of new facts or by the exercise of independent critical power.
Many of our faculty have powerful track records in undertaking and supervising interdisciplinary projects. Further details on our staff research expertise.