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LGS degrees are fully accredited by Kingston University as the leading modern university in London.

Kingston University degrees offer a flexible approach to carrying out research. They allow you to study on a full-time basis or part-time to combine your research studies with your employment or other commitments.

Degree programmes

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A PhD will typically take either:

  • three to four years of full-time study
  • four to six years of part-time study

You will normally need a postgraduate masters degree or a first/upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your proposed research programme.

The PhD thesis is about 80,000 words long. On completion it will be the subject of an oral examination, in which you will show how you have critically investigated your area of research and made an independent and original contribution to knowledge.
Initially, your admission will be provisional and subject to formal confirmation after your first year of study.

In exceptional circumstances, we may consider you for admission to a research degree without the conventional qualifications. If you have substantial relevant professional experience, including publications or written reports, Kingston University will consider these as a potential alternative basis for an application for admission to a research degree programme.

You might also be interested in downloading the Regulations for the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Regulations for the award of PhD by Publication, which may be found on the Kingston University website. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

An MPhil typically takes either:

  • two to three years of full-time study
  • four to six years of part-time study

You will usually need a first or second class honours degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to your proposed research programme.

The MPhil thesis is about 40,000 words long. It will be the subject of an oral examination in which you will show how you have critically investigated your area of research.

In exceptional circumstances, we may consider you for admission to a research degree without the conventional qualifications. If you have substantial relevant professional experience, including publications or written reports, the University will consider these as a potential alternative basis for an application for admission to a research degree programme.
You might also be interested in downloading the Regulations for the award of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) which may be found at the Kingston University website

MA by Research

This is a flexible learning programme normally over one or two years designed for anyone who wants to conduct an extended and supervised research project in an area of the Arts and Social Sciences. The MA programme can be used as the foundation for a PhD degree.
The centrepiece of the degree is an individually tutored dissertation, but the programme also includes specialised research training modules, with discipline-specific and generic research skills elements.

One or more of the following will normally be regarded as appropriate admission requirements for the course:

  • Successful completion of a certified programme of study in an area appropriate to the content of the degree (normally a good second class honours first degree or its equivalent)
  • Relevant non-certificated learning
  • An appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning.

All applicants who fulfil, or are likely to fulfil, the admissions requirements will normally be invited for an interview.

Where a candidate’s first language is not English, advanced English language competence in the form of appropriate certificated learning (ELTS requirement of 6.5) or equivalent must be demonstrated as detailed in Kingston University’s Admissions Regulations.

 

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