Postgraduate Programmes • MPhil/PhD Degree

Length of Study

MPhil degree

A candidate for the MPhi degree on a full-time basis will be required to submit a dissertation on an approved subject for examination not less than two (2) calendar years and not more than five (5) calendar years after registration.

Part-time candidates will be required to submit their dissertation for examinations not less than (3) calendar years and not more than seven (7) calendar years after registration.

PhD degree

A Candidate registered for full-time studies in the Ph.D. degree programme will be required to present his/her thesis for examination not less than three (3) calendar years and not more than six calendar years after full registration.

Part-time candidates will be required to present their thesis not less than four (4) and not more than eight (8) calendar years after full registration.

Degree transfers

Candidates who are seeking to transfer from the MPhil programme to the PhD programme must:

  1. make two seminar presentations on their research, and
  2. obtain the written approval of their supervisor's.

Time spent during the MPhil degree programme will be credited to the time required for the PhD degree.

The general regulations specified by the BGSR will apply to the MPhil.D degree programmes.