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Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)

Worldwide M.Phil is known as a research Master, which means there will be no study or exams, just the final Thesis Defense, our Study program is 100% online, your supervisor will be supporting you 100% online, at the end of your study, after you are done with your thesis, the defense will be 100% online as well or it can be in Switzerland (student must take care of traveling expenses and swiss visa).

A Master of Philosophy is an advanced postgraduate Research that is typically obtained from a research of one to three very intensive academic years. This is one of the most prestigious Masters one can obtain, and it provides the perfect roadmap for those who wish to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at the next level of their educational careers. Students will learn the necessary research skills and specialist knowledge needed to one day complete a dissertation. Students who successfully complete a Masters of Philosophy will gain an invaluable introduction to the challenges and levels of commitment imperative to one day complete your doctorate.
By the time this master is awarded, students are well on their way to completing the research and qualifying for the defense of their dissertation. It is a master that serves as the bridge between your bachelor's and your Ph.D. Some students view this master as a time-consuming formality and will opt out of it if they are candidates for a Ph.D. program. However, there are some schools that require students to officially receive this master first.
There are not many available jobs specific to teaching with just a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), but the good news is that you will graduate qualified to do a plethora of things career wise. This master’s program will teach you how to think, judge, research and reason, which are some of the most fundamental components of most jobs and careers. Additionally, students develop a deep level of critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Unlike many higher level awards, a master’s in this field does not set you down one specific career path, but it sets you up to be a capable and successful member of society.

How long should be my thesis?

Usually from 30.000 – 50.000 words, students are allowed to have 10% less or more.

How long does my thesis take?

It depends on you and how hard you work in it, from 10 months to 3 years. The average is 12-15 months.

Are there any study subjects?

No, its 100% thesis based master.

Do you mention the master online or distance?


Can I continue doctorate at OUS??


The specialization you are interested in having is the specialization you must write the whole thesis about but it must be related to business or management fields. Which specialization can I do?


Is the OUS officially registered in Switzerland and Accredited by European recognized accreditation body?

Yes, we are officially registered in Switzerland (registration number CH- Additionally, OUS is a Premier Accredited Academy by Accreditation Service for International Colleges & Universities ASIC.

ASIC is a European accreditation body, which is recognized accreditation by the British Government (UKVI), Member of UK ENIC-NARIC - National Academic Recognition Information Centre, an affiliated accreditation body by ENQA - The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education Education and a member by CHEA - Council for Higher Education Accreditation in the USA, Click here to know more about our Quality Assurance.

Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English.

We have 5 intakes per year.

Admission Requirements:

  • Duration: 10 – 36 months thesis based master (avarage 12 - 15 months) 
  • Diploma: Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
  • Age: Minimum age 21 years
  • Previous study: Bachelor or equivalent
  • English level: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school)
  • Study Method: 100% Online (thesis defense can be done in Switzerland)
  • Fee: Please check: Tuition Fee

Note: If you have any doubts about your suitability for this study program please contact us

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System: this program is equivalent to 60 ECTS

European Qualifications Framework: this program is equivalent to EQF Level 7

OUS Accreditations, Quality Assurance & legalizations: Please check here

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