Master of Philosophy (MPhil): The MPhil is a supervised research degree which takes one year to complete. It can be studied part-time and involves in-depth study in a specific area.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): A PhD is a postgraduate supervised research degree that usually takes up to three years full-time to complete (but can also be studied part-time). Your research is written up as a substantial thesis and must show evidence of originality, critical judgment and be at the cutting-edge of your chosen subject.

Research degrees at Wrexham Glyndŵr University can be pursued in a wide range of subjects, not only in those featured in our taught postgraduate programmes. For more information, explore our current research or email

Master of Research (MRes): Focusing on research skills (but with taught elements), a Master of Research will give you a solid grounding in the skills needed to continue your studies to PhD level.

We currently offer MRes degrees in a range of disciplines, including:

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Science
  • Analytical and Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology
  • Psychology
  • Applied Clinical Research
  • Applied Biomedical Sciences Research


Modes of Study

ProgrammeMode of StudyMinimum Period of Registration*Maximum Submission PeriodMaximum Period of Registration
PhD Full-Time 2 years 4 years 10 years
Part-Time 4 years 7 years 10 years
MPhil Full-Time 1 year 4 years 8 years
Part-Time 2 years 6 years 8 years


*Note the minimum period of registration before submission of thesis – early submission before this time is not permitted.