This degree is specifically for professionals and experts in their field who already have published work.
If you have work(s) on a single or predominant theme or topic already in the public domain (journal articles, books, reports, software, artistic works), these works form the core of your submission.
You'll write a context statement of 10,000 – 30,000 words under supervision to complete the submission. These degrees are equivalent in level to the PhD by thesis.
You may need research methods or other training to write your context statement.
A Director of Studies and at least one (second) supervisor from the University will conduct your research supervision. Often, an external supervisor is also involved.
Your supervisors will act as personal tutors, helping you to clarify your initial objectives, structure your research and develop supplementary skills. They also advise on subject reading, relevant taught courses, research seminars and workshops.
Academic support and guidance is constantly available, whether you work individually or as part of a team. There are regular research tutorials, plus seminars and meetings with research students, staff and guest speakers.
If you're working in partnership with an external organisation, you may be jointly supervised by academics from Middlesex University and the collaborating partner.
Where collaboration is involved, you should ensure that from the outset the responsibilities for provision of fees, equipment and any other resources are fully understood and accepted by the partners.