Master of Philosophy in Management

TWO Qualifications from the UK and France

The Master of Philosophy in Management is an M.Phil program designed for students who wish to specialize in business, become lecturers in management theories and methodologies, work as business managers, consultants, or conduct research in business while striving to explore their ideas through scientific study.

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) programs are research-based rather than subject-specific. Throughout the training process, specialised knowledge will be gained through in-depth research under the supervision of accompanying instructors. 

After completing the M.Phil program, students can apply their Master’s research results to enrol in the PhD program. Students can extend their research to obtain a doctoral degree at the PhD stage.

Master of Philosophy in Education (M.Phil in Education) from the Université Libéral de Paris (Paris-U) is a dual degree program with a collaboration between France and The United Kingdom. After graduation, students will receive 2 Master’s degrees.

Master of Philosophy in Management (M.Phil in Management) from the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) is a dual qualifications program. After graduation, students will receive 2 Master’s degrees from the United Kingdom & France.

Upon graduation, students will simultaneously receive 2 Master’s degrees:

  • The LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management & Analytics.
  • Master of Philosophy in Management (M.Phil in Management) from The Université Libérale de Paris

Program Overview

Definition

The term ‘M.Phil’ stands for ‘Master of Philosophy’, a research-oriented Master’s program. Unlike other Master’s programs, M.Phil trains students in research from the outset. The M.Phil program assists students not only in mastering scientific research methodologies but also in comprehensively accessing and acquiring specific knowledge.

Master of Philosophy in Management (M.Phil in Management) from the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) is a dual degree program. After graduation, students will receive 2 Master’s qualifications from the London Academy of Sciences and the Université Libérale de Paris.

How is M.Phil recognized globally?

M.Phil is classified based on the National Qualifications Framework:

M.Phil is recognized as a Master Level on the qualifications system, with the following:

  • Level 7 (Master Level) in UK Qualifications Framework – NQF
  • Second-Cycle (Master Level) in European Qualifications Framework – EQF
  • Level 9 (Masters Degree by Research) in Australian Qualifications Framework – AQF
  • In the United States, only the top universities offer the M.Phil program, which is accredited at the Master’s level where an M.Phil is trained as a PhD but has not gone through the thesis defence procedure. M.Phil students typically get a PhD after successfully defending their thesis.

M.Phil is classified based on academic level:

  • Although the title is Master, M.Phil is ranked above all other Master programs and in between Master and Doctorate.
  • The higher ranking than other Master’s programs is due to the fact that, as required by various European education systems, students can only participate in M.Phil if they already hold a Master’s degree or Level 7 EQF.
  • In some universities, students are allowed to enrol in M. Phil and PhD programs at the same time.

Who is a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) for?

Because M.Phil is research-oriented right from the start, the program is well-suited for the following categories of students:

  • Lecturers
  • Science Specialists
  • Consultants and Policymakers
  • Students who plan to pursue a PhD from the start can use their M.Phil results to broaden and achieve a PhD degree.
  • Experienced specialists desire to turn their ideas into research and scientific journals.

What’s in the curriculum of M.Phil in Management?

The curriculum of the M.Phil program is the same as that of the PhD program, which includes:

  • Research Proposal
  • Literature Review
  • Design Research
  • Data Analytics

What are the requirements?

  • Enrolment in the M.Phil program, being the highest academic level for a Master’s degree, requires a minimum of a university degree from an approved and reputable institution
  • Some universities may also have special requirements such as career orientation, research draft, or having completed particular majors at level 7 (Master’s) in EQF.

 

Distinctions in learning method:

The program is designed for those who are always on the go, using the Hybrid Model that combines live classes and online tutor workshops. Students can study Université Libérale de Paris’ original program and achieve a degree as full-time study abroad students without needing to be accommodated in France.

Distinctions in degrees: two independent Master’s degrees with two majors:

  • The LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management
  • Master of Philosophy in Management from Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U)

The Université Libérale de Paris is the only university that permits M.Phil students to access the materials from Master and Master of Sciences programs. Students can use these programs’ materials to expand their specialised knowledge and support the research process.

The Dual Degree in Master of Philosophy in Management (M.Phil in Management) program is an applied research-oriented program in which students will study research courses and conduct research step by step with guidance and supervision from the instructor.

The program length is 1.5 years. Students have the opportunity to learn in live classes with support from online tutors and lecturers.

List of Units:

  • Develop research approaches in a suitable context (30 credits)
  • Literature Review (30 credits)
  • Design Research (30 credits)
  • Data Analytics for Research (30 credits)

After the completion of all Units, students will move to Thesis Phase.

Master’s Thesis Phase (60 credits)

  • Thesis (60 credits)
  •  Thesis Defense

The Thesis of M.Phil in Management will focus on the development of solutions and knowledge in the business industry.

Upon completion of the Dual Degree in Master of Philosophy in Management, students can:

1. Conduct research in an organizational environment

  • Examine the significance, practicability, and researchability of a business problem that needs to be focused on.
  • Develop and modify research objectives to suit orientation, research goals, and time constraints.
  • Analyze, examine alternatives, and make appropriate research decisions.

2. Be capable of collecting, classifying, and selecting theoretical underpinnings for Management Philosophy research topics

  • Collect theoretical foundations relating to business management philosophy research.
  • Classify and develop a theoretical foundation structure for research topics in business management.

3. Be capable of designing a complete research

  • Know how to conduct a literature review and pick relevant studies to support the proposed research.
  • Design research in accordance with the research objectives, questions, and time frame.
  • Adjust the chosen research approach while keeping research ethics and feasibility in mind.

4. Be capable of forming a research proposal and completing research.

  • Consider theoretical foundations and research models when developing research questions.
  • Build research to international standards by writing a thorough Master’s Thesis with a major in Management Philosophy.
  • Understand how to present your study to a scientific panel.
  • The ability to persuade and argue

The Université Libérale de Paris is the only university that permits M.Phil students to access the whole curriculum, learning contents of Master and Master of Sciences programs. Students can use these courses’ materials to expand their specialised knowledge and support the research process.

All teaching materials for the Master in Business Management (Level 7 EQF) are posted on the Learning Management System (LMS), and only M.Phil in Management students at the Université Libérale de Paris have access to these materials.

List of accessible learning/teaching materials:

With the support of learning resources, students of the M.Phil program have the opportunity to gain knowledge from the Master and Master of Sciences programs and research capabilities from the M.Phil program, both at the same time.

Entry requirements

Besides the entry requirements, admission also considers the candidate’s suitability before joining the program to ensure that they can comprehend and benefit from participating.

Entry requirements ought to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a major. The appraisal procedures will be carried out by a partner of Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) for domestic universities that do not have international accreditation.
  • Completion of EQF system level 6 or comparable. Level 6 Diplomas must be issued by accredited institutions.

Université Libérale de Paris does not accept entrance degrees from fraudulent universities, Diploma Mills universities, or accredited by discredited accrediting agencies.

English requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5; Speaking and writing must be 5.5 or equivalent.

In the absence of an English certificate, the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) and its partner will perform an internal English test and evaluate each candidate.

Notice

The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the right to decide whether to accept or not to accept based on the requirements of the accredited body and Paris-U’s global acceptance criteria.

Master of Philosophy in Management is a dual degree program. After graduation, students will receive:

Master level Qualification according to RQF Framework: LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management & Analytics

The LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management is an independent qualification obtained after the End-Point Assessment (EPA) process. This diploma is for recognition only at the professional level. The LRN Level 7 Diploma in Business Management & Analytics is an accredited professional qualification that is not part of the Ofqual system and is not transferable to other academic degrees that are not recognized by Paris-U.

Level 7 is equivalent to:

LevelRegulation frameworkEquivalent Degrees
7Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)level 7 diploma
level 7 NVQ
postgraduate diploma
11Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
SVQ 5
Master DegreeFramework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)integrated Master’s Degree, for example, Master of Engineering (MEng)
Master’s Degree, for example, Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc)
7European Qualifications Framework (EQF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
9Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)Masters Degrees
9African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma
7ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)Masters Degrees
Post Graduate Diploma

Master of Philosophy in Management degree from Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U)

The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Master of Philosophy degree achieves Level 7 of the European Competency Framework (EQF) accredited according to Paris-U’s accreditation system.

As a liberal arts university, helping students to freely choose and quickly switch to promptly adapt to changes in the working environment is one of the significant goals.

When participating in the Master of Philosophy in Management (M.Phil in Management) program of the Liberal University of Paris, students can transfer to a Master of Philosophy degree of another major in 6 months without retaking the courses.

List of programs eligible for transfer:

  • M.Phil in Organization Management
  • M.Phil in Business Administration
  • M.Phil in Education
  • M.Phil in Logistics & SCM
  • M.Phil in Management
  • M.Phil in Luxury Management
  • M.Phil in Public Administration
  • M.Phil in International Relations
  • M.Phil in Hospitality Management
  • M.Phil in Luxury Management & Marketing
  • M.Phil in Quality Management
  • M.Phil in Marketing Management
  • M.Phil in Human Resources Management
  • M.Phil in Finance and Accounting Management
  • M.Phil in Banking Management
  • M.Phil in Teaching

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After completing the dual degree Master of Philosophy in Management (M.Phil in Management) program, students can continue their studies to Level 8 (PhD) of Paris-U and can reduce time and fees or come to research and teaching work place.  

The following table shows the development path after completion of the program:

LevelRegulation framework Equivalent Degree
8Level UK (RQF)level 8 diploma
12Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)Doctoral Degrees
Professional Development Awards
Doctor degreeFramework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ)doctorate, for example doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
8European Qualifications Framework (EQF)doctorate, for example doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
level 8 diploma
10Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)Doctoral Degree
10African Continental Qualification Framework (ACQF)Doctoral Degree
8ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)Doctoral Degree
Level 8 Diploma
8Vietnam Qualification Framework (VQF) Doctoral degree

Notice:

  • Students are official students of the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U).
  • Whether studying full-time in France or through hybrid/online learning, all modes of training adhere to the same quality and standards.
  • The program is taught 100% in English. The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not apply the training system for programs taught in French within France. Our higher education programs are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government university qualifications, which fall under the French Public Higher Education sector.
  • Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) is a private, liberal university in France and is not affiliated with the French public education system or the French government.
  • Fees and scholarship policies (if any) are subject to change or termination without prior notice.
  • The London Academy of Sciences Diploma is an independent qualification earned after the End-Point Assessment (EPA) process. This diploma is for recognition only at the professional level. The London Academy of Sciences Diploma is an accredited professional qualification that is not part of the Ofqual system and is not transferable to other academic degrees that are not recognized by LAS.

Disclaimer:

  • The Université Libérale de Paris only grants degrees and recognises academic results when students fully meet academic requirements, financial regulations, academic discipline, and other regulations.
  • In the event of breach of commitment, absence without notice, or refusal to continue the program without prior notice, Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the right to refuse admission, withdraw support, cancel student status, and not reimbursement of tuition and fees.
  • The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not guarantee the acceptance of a degree by a third party. Acceptance or rejection depends on the discretion of the receiving entity.
  • Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not guarantee salary increases, promotions, new job opportunities, or job acceptance after graduation.
  • While there are regulations regarding cross-recognition and equivalence of qualifications, each country, organization, and entity reserves the right to receive and recognize its own degrees. Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not guarantee the automatic recognition of degrees during the diploma and certificate usage process, including transcripts, from Paris-U and other institutions. Our partners and Université Libérale de Paris also do not guarantee or support the process of recognizing equivalent qualifications (if any).
  • Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) does not guarantee or commit to providing opportunities for immigration, work abroad, obtaining work permits, teaching permits, or professional licenses in France, Europe, or any other country.
  • Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) provides maximum support but does not guarantee a 100% student visa (in case of full-time study) or Schengen visa (to attend the graduation ceremony in France and Europe) if learners do not meet the requirements of the host country and the competent authority responsible for immigration, relocation, and settling in other countries.
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