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The Virtual MPhil is a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme offered by the Computing and Communications department designed to provide a supportive, professional-oriented structure within which advanced Computing knowledge and related research skills and methods can be acquired.

The degree is offered for part-time study at a distance. The programme is particularly relevant to students who intend to go on to study for a PhD, as well as to Computing professionals seeking to enhance knowledge and skills, particularly when research and scholarship are a significant part of their work. In being part-time and at a distance, the programme is especially suited to the needs of the working professional.