If you wish to study a PhD, you may first need to begin an MPhil and then transfer to a PhD programme after 12-18 months. An MPhil is also a qualification in its own right and is generally thesis-only, lasting one year full-time and two years part-time. The thesis must present the results of a study and research and be a maximum of 60,000 words.

Students choose to study an MPhil is the proposed research has insufficient scope for a full PhD.

MRes (Master of Research)

An MRes is an advanced postgraduate research degree within the areas of art, humanities and social sciences. Some PhD’s require an MRes qualification before beginning a PhD proper, and the student is required to complete a 40,000 word dissertation.

An MRes is a good test to see if you enjoy conducting your research without fully committing to and finding funding for a full PhD.

Professional Doctorate

Professional doctorates are similar to a PhD but are intended to advance professional practice, rather than improve academic ability. Common professional doctorates include law, education, business, engineering and medicine.

MBA Application Service

Study an MBA in the UK

In order to secure a place on an MBA course at a UK business school, applicants will need to go through a rigorous application process.

With thorough interview practice, and reviewing the techniques needed to pass the Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment sections of the GMAT, SI-UK’s MBA Service will equip students with the knowledge needed to successfully secure a place on an MBA programme in the UK.

Why study an MBA?

Studying an MBA in the UK offers an international mix of students, teachers and work opportunities, unrivalled in many parts of the world. Once graduated, you will leave with a qualification respected all over the business world.

How do I apply for a PhD?

Once you have decided on an area of research and have looked into how you will fund your study, there are a number of documents required when submitting your application. They can include:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Academic references
  • Personal statement
  • Research proposal (example)

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If you are interested in studying a research degree in the UK, arrange a free consultation today.

Why use the MBA Service?

The MBA Service will do the following to maximise your chance of securing an offer:

  • Pre-screen your transcripts and ensure you are eligible to apply
  • Advice on choosing suitable universities and business schools
  • Provide a checklist of documents required
  • Edit all supporting documents, including your personal statement, CV and reference letters
  • Fill in the university application forms and track your application after submission
  • One to one interview session to familiarise you with the setting, followed by oral feedback

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The cost of the MBA Service is £1,200.

How much does a PhD cost?

Funding and researching a PhD can be expensive.

It is rare for a PhD student to not be supported by some form of bursary, grant or scholarship though, and many universities and research councils provide monetary support for part or all of a PhD programme.