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Undertaking an MPhil in the Law Faculty

Admission to the MPhil degree programme is generally limited to applicants holding the equivalent of a 4-year degree in a non-law discipline. Students typically commence their degree in February of each year. In order to graduate with a MPhil degree students must select and complete four courses and submit a dissertation of up to 25 000 words on a topic of their choice. Full-time students are expected to complete the requirements within one academic year and part-time students are expected to complete the requirements within two years, save that the dissertation component may be submitted by not later than: the Friday before the first term starts the year following the completion of the coursework for students who have completed their coursework in December; and 15 September of the same year for students who have completed their coursework in June. 

Students who register for a general MPhil are free to choose from the numerous courses on offer. However, students wishing to a take one of the specialist MPhil Programmes will need to ensure that they take the courses prescribed by that specialisation which is outlined in the Law Faculty Handbook.