Oxford MPhil, DPhil and MLitt question


Hello there, I have recently been considering the possibility of applying to undertake an MPhil in International Relations after I complete my LLM in public International Law. The entry requirements for the program clearly state:

"The Committee normally requires a First Class Honours
25 degree, or more rarely a very good Upper Second Class Honours degree, from a British university (or its equivalent elsewhere) in Politics, History, Economics, Law or some related discipline."

I already have a First Class Honours degree but there is no explicit reference to those who have completed their postgraduate studies. In this case, am I right in thinking that DPhil or MLitt are better choices for those who have a Masters degree? Would undertaking an MPhil after my LLM be a step backwards?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.

Hello there, I have recently been considering the possibility of applying to undertake an MPhil in International Relations after I complete my LLM in public International Law. The entry requirements for the program clearly state:

"The Committee normally requires a First Class Honours
25 degree, or more rarely a very good Upper Second Class Honours degree, from a British university (or its equivalent elsewhere) in Politics, History, Economics, Law or some related discipline."

I already have a First Class Honours degree but there is no explicit reference to those who have completed their postgraduate studies. In this case, am I right in thinking that DPhil or MLitt are better choices for those who have a Masters degree? Would undertaking an MPhil after my LLM be a step backwards?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.
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Ralph Wigg...

Hey there,

I think it depends on where you are currently doing your LLM in PIL. I assume it's not Oxford University because they "only" offer BCL/MJur degrees. In case your current uni is lower ranked or not that reknowned an Oxford MPhil would certainly add considerable value to your cv (leaving aside the fact that you will be doing something you draw satisfaction out of...).

Best CW'sS

Hey there,

I think it depends on where you are currently doing your LLM in PIL. I assume it's not Oxford University because they "only" offer BCL/MJur degrees. In case your current uni is lower ranked or not that reknowned an Oxford MPhil would certainly add considerable value to your cv (leaving aside the fact that you will be doing something you draw satisfaction out of...).

Best CW'sS
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