Each student's work is managed in collaboration with an expert supervisory team. This is led by a Director of Studies together with (a) second supervisor(s) and may also include specialist adviser(s), especially in the case of interdisciplinary research. This supervisory team supports the student and oversees the development of the research programme through regular supervision sessions.
Research students undertake research training through the Research Training Programme and by attending appropriate seminars, conferences or other events as advised by their supervisory team. This leads to the production of a thesis or, in the case of candidates in Creative Writing or Creative Practice, the production of creative work supported by contextual materials.
To find out everything you need to know about doing a research degree at Winchester, explore the Research Degrees website.
What you need to know
Course start date
January and September
On campus, Winchester
4 years full-time (maximum); 7 years part-time (maximum)
For details, visit Research, Research Degrees
- Students may register for an MPhil or an MPhil/PhD. We accept applications all year round (but visit Research Degrees for current application details).
- Subject to satisfactory progress, students must undergo an examination which comprises two interrelated elements - a presentation of written or creative material and a viva voce assessment.
- For MPhil-registered students, both components must be passed to receive the award. For students registered for a PhD, failure in either component may prevent progression, and an exit award of MPhil may apply.