Which course is more suited to me?
The MSc is a one-year research preparation Master's that is intended for students who intend to proceed directly to doctoral research. It is not a stand-alone degree. Students take the MPhil for a variety of reasons, most commonly to deepen their substantive knowledge of the discipline over a two-year period of study, or to prepare themselves for a doctorate. It is a stand-alone degree. The MPhil allows a greater range of taught courses to be taken (see optional courses) and the thesis should be 30,000 words in length rather than the 15,000 words that is required on the MSc.