1

Admission Procedures

 

 

1.1

Introduction

1.2

MPhil Degree

1.3

PhD Degree

1.4

Pre-Registration and Application to MPhil, MPhil/PhD and PhD Programmes

1.5

Selection Criteria

1.6

Processing of Applications

1.7

Pre-registration/Registration Period

 

1.7.1 Pre-registration Period

 

1.7.2 Registration Period

 

1.7.3 Duration

  1.7.4 Transfer Report Processing Time

 

1.7.5 Extension

  1.7.6 Interruption of Studies

1.8

Changes in the Mode of Study

1.9

Fees and Other Charges

1.10

Composition and Terms and Reference of the Higher Degrees Committee
   

2

Monitoriting of MPhil, MPhil/PhD and PhD Research Programmes

 

 

2.1

Introduction

2.2

Formal Mechanism

 

2.2.1 Progress Reports

 

2.2.2 Student Progress Form (SPF)

 

2.2.3 Role of the Faculty Research Committee (FRC)/Lifelong Learning Cluster Research Committee (LLCRC)

2.3

Informing Monitoring: Departmental Mechanisms

 

2.3.1 Quality Assurance (QA) Procedures

 

 

3

MPhil, MPhil/PhD and PhD Research Supervision

 

 

3.1

Introduction

3.2

Definitions

 

3.2.1 Main Supervisor

 

3.2.2 Co-Supervsior

 

3.2.3 Associate Supervisor

  3.2.4 Medical/Industrial Supervisor

3.3

Supervision

3.4

Criteria for Supervision

3.5

Roles and Responsibilities of the Supervisors

 

3.5.1 Expertise of Supervisor

 

3.5.2 Provision of Structure

 

3.5.3 Respect of University Policies

 

3.5.4 Development of Good Relationship and Creation of a Conducive Environment

 

3.5.5 Time Allocation

 

3.5.6 Joint Supervision between different Departments/Faculties

3.6

Academic Staff Development Scheme

3.7

Responsibilities of the Student

3.8

Change of Supervisor(s)

 

 

4

Physical Format and Layout of Dissertations and Theses

 

 

4.1

Introduction

4.2

General Considerations

4.3

Language

4.4

Paper and Typographical detail

4.5

Length of the Thesis

4.6

Pagination

4.7

Referencing

4.8

Plagiarism

4.9

Proof-Reading

4.10

Cover and Binding

4.11

The Framework

4.12

Preliminaries

 

4.12.1 Title Page

 

4.12.2 Table of Contents

 

4.12.3 List of Tables, Figures, Plates/Schemes

 

4.12.4 Acknowledgments

 

4.12.5 Thesis Declaration Form

 

4.12.6 Abstract

 

4.12.7 List of Abbreviations/Glossary

4.13

Main Text

4.14

References/Appendices

4.15

The MPhil Transfer Report

 

 

5

Transfer of Registration from MPhil to PhD

 

 

5.1

Introduction

5.2

Procedures for the Submission of Transfer Reports

5.3

Procedures for Assessment of Transfer Reports

5.4

The External Assessors’ Reports

5.5

Board of Examiners

5.6

Research Seminar Series – RM5011

5.7

Appeals

 

 

6

Thesis Examination

 

 

6.1

Introduction

6.2

Procedures for Submission of the Thesis

6.3

Thesis

6.4

Procedures for Appointment of External Examiners

6.5

The Assessment and the External Examiners’ Reports

6.6

Board of Examiners

6.7

Appeals

 

 

7

Plagiarism

 

 

7.1

Definition

7.2

Procedures for dealing with Plagiarism in MPhil/PhD Research Projects

7.3

FRC/LLCRC Sub-Committee on Plagiarism

7.4

Right to Appeal

 

 

8

Termination of Registration

 

 

8.1

Introduction

8.2

Grounds for the Recommendation of Termination of Registration

8.3

Procedures for the Termination of Registration

8.4

Appeals

 

 

Annexes

 

 

Guidelines for Research Proposals by Prospective Applicants for Postgraduate Research Studies

The UoM Guide to the Harvard System to Referencing

 

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