The MA is a taught master’s degree. Our MAAH is a 12-month program requiring students to complete six courses and write a capstone thesis or “dissertation” of 10,000 words. The MPhil, in contrast, is a two-year research-focused degree. Students take only a few short courses and complete a much longer thesis under the supervision of their primary supervisor. The MAAH qualifies students to apply for our 4-year PhD program; the MPhil qualifies students to apply for our 3-year PhD program. Because of its emphasis on coursework, the MA is more recognized internationally as a qualification for overseas PhD programs.