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Postgraduate Research Handbook

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Programme Length

The MPhil at Alliance Manchester Business School is a one-year full-time programme (or 2-years part-time).  The letter you received from the university offering you a place on the MPhil programme specifies your registration period and the deadline for submission of your thesis.  All students may register as a submission pending student for an additional period of up to 12 months in order to finalise their submission.

Programme Structure

Your MPhil at AMBS is an individual combination of these three key elements:

Supervised research

Throughout your MPhil, you will be planning, executing, analysing or writing up your research.  You will commence work on your research from the start of your MPhil. Your research work will be complemented and supported by a comprehensive research training programme during your first year.

More details on how your research is supervised and supported can be found here.

Research training

In AMBS there is a structured programme of research training provided specifically to PhD students.  Although MPhil students are not required to undertake this training, it is possible to attend course units (after discussions between the student and their supervisors) that are felt to be beneficial for their research.

More details on the AMBS Research Training Programme can be found here.

Researcher development

This is the emphasis is on the personal and professional skills required to produce a high quality MPhil, as well as the career development that will enhance employability and the ability to make the most of opportunities that arise. Many of the training and development opportunities offered outside the formal research training programme are linked to the Researcher Development Framework.

More details on the Researcher Development Framework can be found here.

Programme Rules

The rules governing the MPhil are embodied in the Ordinances and Regulations and the University’s Code of Practice for PGR Degrees.  You are also bound by the University’s General Regulations.

More details on the policies and regulations that govern your programme can be found here.