Research Postgraduate Programmes Admission Requirements
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Applicants seeking admission to the PhD degree programme should possess:
- A master’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
- A bachelor’s degree with first class honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
- Any other qualification deemed by the Graduate School to be acceptable for this purpose.
Candidates under paragraph 2 should have evidence of research achievement/experience. They may be admitted to the MPhil programme initially, but with a view to proceeding to the PhD programme after satisfactorily passing an assessment at the time of candidature confirmation.
Candidates under paragraph 3 may be required to take a qualifying examination, in which event their progress shall be reported to the Graduate School at the end of their first year of study.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Applicants seeking admission to the MPhil degree programme should possess:
- A bachelor’s degree with honours from a recognized university or comparable institution; or
- A qualification deemed to be equivalent;
and shall, if required, satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination.
Normally, only first and second class honours graduates will be considered to have met the admissions criterion under paragraph 1. Graduates with third class honours degrees, with a period of relevant work experience and satisfactory results in the qualifying examination, may also be considered.