What degrees can I study?
Master of Philosophy (M Phil)
The degree of Master of Philosophy is an ungraded degree awarded for research that demonstrates that the candidate has a thorough understanding of the relevant techniques in the field. This is demonstrated both by their application and a thorough review of the literature that they have:
- managed to demonstrate competence in the chosen field through judicious selection and application of methods to yield fruitful results;
- shown the capacity to evaluate these results critically; and
- the capacity to present well written work.
Master of Philosophy candidates are expected to complete their degree within two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy is an ungraded degree awarded for research that demonstrates that the candidate has the capacity to conduct research independently at a high level of originality and quality. The research should uncover new knowledge either by:
- the discovery of new facts,
- the formulation of theories, or by
- the innovative re-interpretation of known data and established ideas.
Doctor of Philosophy candidates are expected to complete their degree within four years of full-time study or eight years of part-time study.