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Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Section 1: General

1.   All students enrolled for a Higher Degree, including external students, are bound by the Regulations for Students Undertaking Postgraduate Courses or Research.

2.   The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is conferred upon submission of a satisfactory thesis and the passing of an oral examination.

3.   The Director of the Institute, along with the Associate Director for Postgraduate Studies, shall be responsible for admission of research students, appointment of supervisors, monitoring of progress, nomination of examiners, and any other functions decided by the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.  

4.   The Academic Council shall exercise a general oversight in matters relating to the degree in order to secure uniformity of standards.  A Central Postgraduate Research Committee will oversee the monitoring of postgraduate research students.

5.    At first enrolment, all research students are undifferentiated and only become PhD students once they have successfully differentiated their status at between 6-9 months for full and part-time students.  The differentiation process takes the form of a formal interview with a panel of academic staff which assesses a substantial piece of written work and a forward research plan submitted by the candidate.


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