The Master of Philosophy abbreviated as M.Phil. Or MPhil is an advanced postgraduate research degree program. The conditions which are required for a Master of Philosophy degree make it the most advanced research degree before the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.
An M.Phil degree program is in most cases thesis-only, and it Is considered as a senior or second master's degree, standing between a taught Master's and a Ph.D.
An M.Phil degree is awarded to the graduate students after completing several years of original research.