Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees

Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees

Regulations relating to postgraduate study can be found on the University Calendar. These Regulations are continually reviewed and may be revised due to changes in policies and procedures. Any changes that are made that apply to students during their period of registration at the University are clearly indicated on the above website.

Students and supervisors must familiarise themselves with the University's regulations for research degrees and to be aware of any changes that are applicable to their research degree.

The Regulations define the structure and requirements of the University’s postgraduate research degrees, including requirements and information on:

  • Awards available
  • Admission requirements
  • Modes of study
  • Minimum and maximum periods of study
  • Monitoring requirements
  • Extensions to study
  • Thesis requirements, submission and outcomes
  • Examination of Research Degrees


The completion of a programme of research study may lead to the award of one of the following research degrees:

  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
  • EdD (Doctor of Education)
  • EngD (Doctor of Engineering)
  • MPhil (Master of Philosophy)
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine)
  • ChM (Master of Surgery)
  • MLE (Master of Land Economy)
  • LLM (Master of Laws)
  • MLitt (Master of Letters)
  • MSc (Master of Science)
  • MTh (Master of Theology)
  • Master of Research