A candidate for the PhD degree must be an enrolled student in this University and is required to carry out research at the University for a specified period under the direct supervision of one or more members of the academic staff. A candidate will have appropriately experienced supervisor(s) and an Advisory Committee who, in consultation with the candidate, arranges a course of supervised research designed to suit the individual requirements and interests of the candidate. A candidate may be required to supplement their research program by attendance at, or enrolment in, additional subjects if considered necessary by the supervisor(s).
All candidates for the PhD will be examined on the basis of their thesis. A thesis of 80,000-100,000 words is required in most cases. The thesis should not exceed 100,000 words without special approval from the Research Higher Degrees Committee.
Expected duration of candidature is three years (full-time equivalent). Two extensions of six months each may be allowed. For local students, RTP is available for a maximum of four years (full-time equivalent).
Last updated: 17 March 2020