Higher Degrees Directorate

Programmes On Offer

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) in various areas including Commerce and Law, Applied Social Sciences, Arts and Education, Information Technology and Multimedia Communication,Agriculture and Science and Technology.

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)

Entry Qualifications
Admission to the Master of Philosophy programme is normally granted on the basis of a recognised bachelor’s degree with an upper second (2.1) class or better, certificates and transcripts. Equivalent postgraduate diploma qualification may be considered at the discretion of the Directorate.

Duration
Minimum two (2) years and maximum five (5) years

Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.)

Entry Qualifications
Admission to the doctoral programme is normally a Master’s degree with a pass or better from a recognized university. A registered candidate may also apply for promotion from M. Phil to D. Phil on the recommendation of the Directorate provided the candidate has successfully defended her/his methodology stage/chapter. A candidate may enroll directly onto the doctoral programme provided the research proposal meets the requirements for entry into this programme. Submission of a copy of the abstract from the master’s dissertation and relevant certificates and transcript(s).

Duration
Minimum three (3) years and maximum eight (8) years

NOTE: Doctoral candidates are normally expected to complete the research phase during the first three (3) years, depending on the nature of research, before entering the thesis examination phase while the Master of Philosophy candidates are expected to complete research during the first two (2) years although in both cases graduation may not take place in the same year. Candidates originally enrolled for the Master’s degree who get promoted to the doctoral programme are expected to complete the research phase during the first four (4) years before working on the thesis phase.