Period of Study


Both the PhD and MPhil degree programmes may be pursued either on a full-time or a part-time mode.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Period Full-time Part-time
Minimum period 24*/30 months 36*/60 months
Normal period 36/48** months 72 months
Maximum period 48 months 84 months
* The shorter period is applicable to PhD entrants who possess a Master's degree in a closely related field.
** The longer period is applicable to PhD entrants who do not possess a research Master's degree. A studentship is normally provided for 36 months. If students wish to extend to beyond 36 months, they should apply in writing, with the recommendation of the Dean, for approval by the Academic Registrar, at a time when he/she has pursued his/her studies for 24-30 months.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Period Full-time Part-time
Minimum period 21 months 36 months
Normal period 24 months 48 months
Maximum period 36 months 60 months

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Normally, studentships are provided to full-time MPhil and PhD students. The monthly studentship should be enough for tuition fee, accommodation and sundries, etc.