Master of Philosophy (Research programme)
Doctor of Philosophy (Research programme)
Both the PhD and MPhil degrees are research-oriented. A student is required to complete an approved programme of supervised original research culminating in the submission of a written thesis which appropriately describes and summarizes the research undertaking and findings, and satisfies a Board of Examiners, usually in an oral examination, in matters relevant to the subject of his thesis. The course of study may also include attendance at lectures, study groups, workshops and participation in seminars, colloquia and conferences directed by the candidate's supervisor(s).
Upon admission, candidates are first required to register provisionally, and their registration is subject to a probationary period of 12 months for full-time and 18 months for part-time study. At the end of the probationary period and after the submission of a research prospectus to the University's Postgraduate Studies Committee, candidature is confirmed or terminated.