MPhil, sometimes Ph.M.; Latin Magister Philosophiae or Philosophiae Magister) is a postgraduate degree. In most cases, it is an advanced research degree with the prerequisites required for a Master of Philosophy degree making it the most advanced research degree before the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. or D.Phil. The eligibility for doing mphill is master degree in the concerned subject. The duration is 1 to 2 years.
A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Ph.D., DPhil, or Dr. phil.; Latin Philosophiae doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries. PhDs are awarded for programs across the whole breadth of academic fields. PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy means a person who has the mastery over his subject. The eligibility for doing MPhil is master degree in the concerned subject. The duration is 3 to 6 years.
Now the question arises that both the degree have same basic eligibility. Moreover if we do MPhil and after that we do phd. then why to do MPhil before PhD. You are wondering that it wastage of time by doing MPhil before PhD.
Let me clear you, that doing MPhil before PhD is not actually a wastage of time. In-fact it may prove more beneficial for you.
So the story is like that you need to go through an entrance exam followed by an interview for entering in the PhD. Further more, the time period of PhD is average 4 years which include 6 months or 1 year of course work. And the same procedure for MPhil. So if you do MPhil before your PhD, you will be exempted from entrance exam and the course work.
BENEFITS OF DOING MPHIL BEFORE PHD.
Easy way to get admission for PhD in a reputed unv.
The same topic you can extend in PhD that you got mastered over in the MPhil.
Your profile will look even more better, actually having two philosophy’s degree.
You will be aware of much things before going to the PhD.