- A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall be examined in terms of his/her thesis submitted, by an oral examination, and in some instances, by means of a written examination. The Graduate School will appoint a Board of Examiners to conduct these examinations normally within 3 months from the submission of the thesis to the Graduate School.
- The focus of the examination of candidates is on:
- the subject matter of the thesis, in particular the quality of research supporting it;
- the field of study encompassed by the thesis;
- the originality of the research;
- the written and oral presentations of the research results and conclusions; and
- the contribution of the research to the field of knowledge.
- For examination arrangements, please refer to section 13 of the “Guidelines and Procedures for Research Postgraduate Degrees”.