The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Degree
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is generally considered to be an advanced research degree usually pursued before the Doctor of Philosophy. It typically includes a taught portion and a significant research portion, during which a thesis research project is conducted under supervision.
For the academic year 2020-21, the following MPhil Programme are offered:
- MPhil in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work – 2 years
- MPhil in Psychotherapy – 2 years
- MPhil Counselling Psychology -2 years
- MPhil in School Counselling -2 years
- MPhil in Family and Marital Counselling -2 years
- MPhil in Community Development -2 years
- Individualised MPhil -2 years
Integrated MPhil–PhD Programme
Candidates who intend to pursue their PhD subsequent to MPhil may apply for the Integrated MPhil-PhD programme. The advantages of this programme are:
- pursuing a single research project in two stages over a longer period, resulting in a stronger research outcome
- possibility of completing the Ph.D. in a shorter time period
- possible exemption from a portion of or all of the PhD course work
- possible exemption from the PhD entrance test.
Eligibility for MPhil/PhD
Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any subject. Admission is based on the performance of the candidate in the MPhil/PhD entrance test and interview.
Application information: The application form can be downloaded from www.mlcuniv.in or by writing/ emailing the Registrar at Martin Luther Christian University, Dongktieh, Block I, Nongrah, Shillong 793006, Meghalaya, India (or) to firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.The application must be filled-in completely and should be accompanied by a 500 words essay on “Why I want to do a PhD and how it will help my career and benefit society”. The applicant will also have to submit a tentative research proposal of approximately 1500 words with five to ten academic references.
An Entrance Test of 3 hours duration covering the following areas:
After the entrance test, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview which will cover the following:
The qualified candidate will have to complete the course work prescribed by the University, after which the candidate is to submit a research proposal. The objectives, content and time table of the course work are available on the MLCU website.