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All amendments to regulations and new regulations put in force are applicable with immediate effect to any student who is currently registered at the University of Mauritius unless otherwise specified.

MPhil/PhD Regulations 2018/2019 (under review)

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

 

Forms

MPHIL/PHD REGULATIONS 2017/2018

1

Admission Procedures

 

 

1.1

Introduction

1.2

MPhil Degree

1.3

PhD Degree

1.4

Application and Admission to MPhil, MPhil/PhD and PhD Programmes

1.5

Selection Criteria

1.6

Processing of Applications

1.7

Registration Period

 

1.7.1 Duration

 

1.7.2 Transfer Report Processing Time

 

1.7.3 Extension

 

1.7.4 Interruption of Studies

1.8

Changes in the Mode of Study

1.9

Fees and Other Charges

 

 

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

 

Forms

MPHIL/PHD REGULATIONS 2016/2017

1

Admission Procedures

 

 

1.1

Introduction

1.2

MPhil Degree

1.3

PhD Degree

1.4

Application and Admission to MPhil, MPhil/PhD and PhD Programmes

1.5

Selection Criteria

1.6

Processing of Applications

1.7

Registration Period

 

1.7.1 Duration

 

1.7.2 Transfer Report Processing Time

 

1.7.3 Extension

 

1.7.4 Interruption of Studies

1.8

Changes in the Mode of Study

1.9

Fees and Other Charges

 

 

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

 

Forms

MPHIL/PHD REGULATIONS 2015/2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  INTRODUCTION
  About University of Mauritius  
-
Organisation, Governance and Management Structure
-
Successes, Milestones and Landmarks
  CORRESPONDENCE
1
REGULATIONS FOR MATRICULATION
-
Meaning of Matriculation
-
Admission of Students
 -- General Entry Requirements for Admission to the University
 - Programme Requirements
 - General and Programme Requirements - Special Cases
 - Mature Students
  Enrolment as 'Auditeur Libre'  
2
GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS
 - Registration
 - Termination of Registration
 - Attendance and Progress
-
Withdrawal from the University
 - Conduct of Students and University Discipline
 - Student Health
 - Conferment of Qualifications
 - Loss of Certificate
 - Statements of the Press
 - Notices
  Important Notice  
3
GENERAL INFORMATION
-
Academic Year
-
Programme of Studies
-
Modules
-
Regulations of a Miscellaneous Nature
-
Interruption of Studies
-
Progress from Year to Year
-
Facilities
-
SWEP
-
Industrial Placement/Practical Training/ Practicums
-
Work-Based Learning
-
Mode of Delivery
4
CODE OF DISCIPLINE
 
Preamble
-
Disciplinary Powers
5
REGULATIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
-
The Examining Body
-
The Chief Examination Officer
-
Admission to Examinations
-
Form of Examinations
-
The Conduct of Examination
-
Absence from Examinations/Class Tests
-
Examiners
-
Board of Examiners
-
Examinations
-
Publication of Results
-
Examination Irregularities
-
Penalties Imposed in Case of Breach of Examination Regulations
  Cheating in any Form of Continuous Assessment
6
THE CREDIT SYSTEM
-
Credit Equivalence
-
Number of Credits and Contact Hours for University of Mauritius Awards
-
Credits per Semester/Year
-
Duration of Programmes of Studies
-
Assessment
-
Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Point Average (CPA) and Level/Year Point Average Formulae
-
Classification of Awards
-
Submission of Dissertations
-
Retake Modules and Re-Submission of Dissertation
-
Special Retake Examinations
-
Re-Assessment
-
Grade N
-
Yearly/Semester Regulations
-
Repeat/Re-registration of Students on Programmes of Studies under Extenuating Circumstances
  Guidelines with respect to Borderline Cases  
7
REGULATIONS FOR FINAL YEAR PROJECTS/DISSERTATIONS
-
Introduction
-
Identification and Allocation of Projects/Dissertations
-
Undertaking of Project/Dissertation
-
Dissertation
  The UoM Guide to the Harvard System of Referencing
-
Assessment
-
Submission/Re-Submission of Project/Dissertations
  Review of Projects/Dissertations
  Project/Dissertation Declaration Form
 
Project/Dissertation Submission Form
  Group Project/Dissertation Declaration Form
  Group Project/Dissertation Submission Form
 

Project Progress Log

 
8
PLAGIARISM AND FABRICATION OR FALSIFICATION OF RESULT(S)/DOCUMENT(S)
-
Introduction
-
Plagiarism
-
Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/ Document(s)
-
Procedures for Handling Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/Document(s)
-
Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification Form
-
Avoiding Plagiarism
-
Guidelines on the use of ‘Turnitin’ Software
9
REGULATIONS GOVERNING MPhil AND PhD RESEARCH
10
REGULATIONS FOR TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE DEGREES
11
REGULATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE WITH HONOURS
12
REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF EDUCATION WITH HONOURS
13
REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY DIPLOMAS
14
REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATES
15
THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
 - General Information
 - Library Regulations
16
FEES AND OTHER CHARGES (Applicable to Mauritian Nationals)
17
ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
18
ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS/PRIZES
19
THE STUDENTS’ UNION
20
STUDENT PROGRESS AND COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE
21 OTHER COMMITTEES ON WHICH STUDENTS ARE REPRESENTED
 - ACADEMIC DRESS

MPHIL/PHD REGULATIONS 2014/2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  INTRODUCTION
  About University of Mauritius  
-
Organisation, Governance and Management Structure
-
Successes, Milestones and Landmarks
  CORRESPONDENCE
1
REGULATIONS FOR MATRICULATION
-
Meaning of Matriculation
-
Admission of Students
 -- General Entry Requirements for Admission to the University
 - Programme Requirements
 - General and Programme Requirements - Special Cases
 - Mature Students
  Enrolment as 'Auditeur Libre'  
2
GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS
 - Registration
 - Termination of Registration
 - Attendance and Progress
-
Withdrawal from the University
 - Conduct of Students and University Discipline
 - Student Health
 - Conferment of Qualifications
 - Loss of Certificate
 - Statements of the Press
 - Notices
  Important Notice  
3
GENERAL INFORMATION
-
Academic Year
-
Programme of Studies
-
Modules
-
Regulations of a Miscellaneous Nature
-
Interruption of Studies
-
Progress from Year to Year
-
Facilities
-
SWEP
-
Industrial Placement/Practical Training/ Practicums
-
Work-Based Learning
-
Mode of Delivery
4
CODE OF DISCIPLINE
 
Preamble
-
Disciplinary Powers
5
REGULATIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
-
The Examining Body
-
The Chief Examination Officer
-
Admission to Examinations
-
Form of Examinations
-
The Conduct of Examination
-
Absence from Examinations/Class Tests
-
Examiners
-
Board of Examiners
-
Examinations
-
Publication of Results
-
Examination Irregularities
-
Penalties Imposed in Case of Breach of Examination Regulations
  Cheating in any Form of Continuous Assessment
6
THE CREDIT SYSTEM
-
Credit Equivalence
-
Number of Credits and Contact Hours for University of Mauritius Awards
-
Credits per Semester/Year
-
Duration of Programmes of Studies
-
Assessment
-
Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Point Average (CPA) and Level/Year Point Average Formulae
-
Classification of Awards
-
Submission of Dissertations
-
Retake Modules and Re-Submission of Dissertation
-
Special Retake Examinations
-
Re-Assessment
-
Grade N
-
Yearly/Semester Regulations
-
Repeat/Re-registration of Students on Programmes of Studies under Extenuating Circumstances
  Guidelines with respect to Borderline Cases  
7
REGULATIONS FOR FINAL YEAR PROJECTS/DISSERTATIONS
-
Introduction
-
Identification and Allocation of Projects/Dissertations
-
Undertaking of Project/Dissertation
-
Dissertation
  The UoM Guide to the Harvard System of Referencing
-
Assessment
-
Submission/Re-Submission of Project/Dissertations
  Review of Projects/Dissertations
  Project/Dissertation Declaration Form
 
Project/Dissertation Submission Form
  Group Project/Dissertation Declaration Form
  Group Project/Dissertation Submission Form
 

Project Progress Log

 
8
PLAGIARISM AND FABRICATION OR FALSIFICATION OF RESULT(S)/DOCUMENT(S)
-
Introduction
-
Plagiarism
-
Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/ Document(s)
-
Procedures for Handling Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/Document(s)
-
Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification Form
-
Avoiding Plagiarism
-
Guidelines on the use of ‘Turnitin’ Software
9
REGULATIONS GOVERNING MPhil AND PhD RESEARCH
10
REGULATIONS FOR TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE DEGREES
11
REGULATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE WITH HONOURS
12
REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF EDUCATION WITH HONOURS
13
REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY DIPLOMAS
14
REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATES
15
THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
 - General Information
 - Library Regulations
16
FEES AND OTHER CHARGES (Applicable to Mauritian Nationals)
17
ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
18
ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS/PRIZES
19
THE STUDENTS’ UNION
20
STUDENT PROGRESS AND COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE
 - Committees on which Students are represented
 
 - Academic Dress
 

MPHIL/PHD REGULATIONS 2013/2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  INTRODUCTION
  About University of Mauritius  
-
Organisation, Governance and Management Structure
-
Successes, Milestones and Landmarks
  CORRESPONDENCE
1
REGULATIONS FOR MATRICULATION
-
Meaning of Matriculation
-
Admission of Students
 -- General Entry Requirements for Admission to the University
 - Programme Requirements
 - General and Programme Requirements - Special Cases
 - Mature Students
  Enrolment as 'Auditeur Libre'  
2
GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS
 - Registration
 - Termination of Registration
 - Attendance and Progress
-
Withdrawal from the University
 - Conduct of Students and University Discipline
 - Student Health
 - Conferment of Qualifications
 - Loss of Certificate
 - Statements of the Press
 - Notices
  Important Notice  
3
GENERAL INFORMATION
-
Academic Year
-
Programme of Studies
-
Modules
-
Regulations of a Miscellaneous Nature
-
Interruption of Studies
-
Progress from Year to Year
-
Facilities
-
SWEP
-
Industrial Placement/Practical Training/ Practicums
-
Work-Based Learning
-
Mode of Delivery
4
CODE OF DISCIPLINE
 
Preamble
-
Disciplinary Powers
5
REGULATIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
-
The Examining Body
-
The Chief Examination Officer
-
Admission to Examinations
-
Form of Examinations
-
The Conduct of Examination
-
Absence from Examinations/Class Tests
-
Examiners
-
Board of Examiners
-
Examinations
-
Publication of Results
-
Examination Irregularities
-
Penalties Imposed in Case of Breach of Examination Regulations
  Cheating in any Form of Continuous Assessment
6
THE CREDIT SYSTEM
-
Credit Equivalence
-
Number of Credits and Contact Hours for University of Mauritius Awards
-
Credits per Semester/Year
-
Duration of Programmes of Studies
-
Assessment
-
Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Point Average (CPA) and Level/Year Point Average Formulae
-
Classification of Awards
-
Submission of Dissertations
-
Retake Modules and Re-Submission of Dissertation
-
Special Retake Examinations
-
Re-Assessment
-
Grade N
-
Yearly/Semester Regulations
-
Repeat/Re-registration of Students on Programmes of Studies under Extenuating Circumstances
  Guidelines with respect to Borderline Cases  
7
REGULATIONS FOR FINAL YEAR PROJECTS/DISSERTATIONS
-
Introduction
-
Identification and Allocation of Projects/Dissertations
-
Undertaking of Project/Dissertation
-
Dissertation
  The UoM Guide to the Harvard System of Referencing
-
Assessment
-
Submission/Re-Submission of Project/Dissertaions
  Review of Projects/Dissertations
  Project/Dissertation Declaration Form
-
Project/Dissertation Submission Form
  Group Project/Dissertation Submission Form
 

Project Progress Log

 
8
PLAGIARISM AND FABRICATION OR FALSIFICATION OF RESULT(S)/DOCUMENT(S)
-
Introduction
-
Plagiarism
-
Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/ Document(s)
-
Procedures for Handling Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/Document(s)
-
Avoiding Plagiarism
-
Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification Form
9
REGULATIONS GOVERNING MPhil AND PhD RESEARCH
10
REGULATIONS FOR TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE DEGREES
11
REGULATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE WITH HONOURS
12
REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF EDUCATION WITH HONOURS
13
REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY DIPLOMAS
14
REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATES
15
THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
 - General Information
 - Library Regulations
16
FEES AND OTHER CHARGES (Applicable to Mauritian Nationals)
17
ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
18
ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS/PRIZES
19
THE STUDENTS’ UNION
20
STUDENT PROGRESS AND COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE
 - COMMITTEES ON WHICH STUDENTS ARE REPRESENTED
 - ACADEMIC DRESS

MPHIL/PHD REGULATIONS 2012/2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS
  INTRODUCTION
  About University of Mauritius  
-
Organisation, Governance and Management Structure
-
Successes, Milestones and Landmarks
  CORRESPONDENCE
1
REGULATIONS FOR MATRICULATION
-
Meaning of Matriculation
-
Admission of Students
 -- General Entry Requirements for Admission to the University
 - Programme Requirements
 - General and Programme Requirements - Special Cases
 - Mature Students
  Enrolment as 'Auditeur Libre'  
2
GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR STUDENT
 - Registration
 - Termination of Registration
 - Attendance and Progress
-
Withdrawal from the University
 - Conduct of Students and University Discipline
 - Student Health
 - Conferment of Qualifications
 - Loss of Certificate
 - Statements of the Press
 - Notices
  Important Notice  
3
GENERAL INFORMATION
-
Academic Year
-
Programme of Studies
-
Modules
-
Regulations of a Miscellaneous Nature
-
Interruption of Studies
-
Progress from Year to Year
-
Facilities
-
SWEP
-
Industrial Placement/Practical Training/ Practicums
-
Work-Based Learning
-
Mode of Delivery
4
CODE OF DISCIPLINE
 
Preamble
-
Disciplinary Powers
5
REGULATIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
-
The Examining Body
-
The Chief Examination Officer
-
Admission to Examinations
-
Form of Examinations
-
The Conduct of Examination
-
Absence from Examinations/Class Tests
-
Examiners
-
Board of Examiners
-
Examinations
-
Publication of Results
-
Examination Irregularities
-
Penalties Imposed in Case of Breach of Examination Regulations
  Cheating in any Form of Continuous Assessment
6
THE CREDIT SYSTEM
-
Credit Equivalence
-
Number of Credits and Contact Hours for University of Mauritius Awards
-
Credits per Semester/Year
-
Duration of Programmes of Studies
-
Assessment
-
Grade Point Average (GPA) and Cumulative Point Average (CPA) and Level/Year Point Average Formulae
-
Classification of Awards
-
Submission of Dissertations
-
Retake Modules and Re-Submission of Dissertation
-
Special Retake Examinations of Final Year Modules
-
Re-Assessment
-
Grade N
-
Yearly/Semester Regulations
-
Repeat/Re-registration of Students on Programmes of Studies under Extenuating Circumstances
  Guidelines with respect to Borderline Cases  
7
REGULATIONS FOR FINAL YEAR PROJECTS/DISSERTATIONS
-
Introduction
-
Identification and Allocation of Projects/Dissertations
-
Undertaking of Project/Dissertation
-
Dissertation
  The UoM Guide to the Harvard System of Referencing
-
Assessment
-
Submission/Re-Submission of Project/Dissertaions
  Review of Projects/Dissertations
  Project/Dissertation Declaration Form
-
Project/Dissertation Submission Form
  Group Project/Dissertation Submission Form
 

Project Progress Log

 
8
PLAGIARISM AND FABRICATION OR FALSIFICATION OF RESULT(S)/DOCUMENT(S)
-
Introduction
-
Plagiarism
-
Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/ Document(s)
-
Procedures for Handling Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification of Result(s)/Document(s)
-
Avoiding Plagiarism
-
Plagiarism and Fabrication or Falsification Form
9
REGULATIONS GOVERNING MPhil AND PhD RESEARCH
10
REGULATIONS FOR TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE DEGREES
11
REGULATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE WITH HONOURS
12
REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF EDUCATION WITH HONOURS
13
REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY DIPLOMAS
14
REGULATIONS FOR UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATES
15
THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
 - General Information
 - Library Regulations
16
FEES AND OTHER CHARGES (Applicable to Mauritian Nationals)
17
ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
18
ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS/PRIZES
19
THE STUDENTS’ UNION
20
STUDENT PROGRESS AND COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE
 - COMMITTEES ON WHICH STUDENTS ARE REPRESENTED
 - ACADEMIC DRESS

MPHIL/PHD REGULATIONS 2011/2012

1

Admission Procedures

 

 

1.1

Introduction

1.2

MPhil Degree

1.3

PhD Degree

1.4

Application and Admission to MPhil, MPhil/PhD and PhD Programmes

1.5

Selection Criteria

1.6

Processing of Applications

1.7

Registration Period

 

1.7.1 Duration

 

1.7.2 Transfer Report Processing Time

 

1.7.3 Extension

 

1.7.4 Interruption of Studies

1.8

Changes in the Mode of Study

1.9

Fees and Other Charges

 

 

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

3.3

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

 

Forms

MPHIL/PHD REGULATIONS 2010/2011

1

Admission Procedures

 

 

1.1

Introduction

1.2

MPhil Degree

1.3

PhD Degree

1.4

Application and Admission to MPhil, MPhil/PhD and PhD Programmes

1.5

Selection Criteria

1.6

Processing of Applications

1.7

Registration Period

 

1.7.1 Duration

 

1.7.2 Transfer Report Processing Time

 

1.7.3 Extension

 

1.7.4 Interruption of Studies

1.8

Changes in the Mode of Study

1.9

Fees and Other Charges

 

 

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

3.3

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

 

Forms

MPHIL/PHD REGULATIONS 2009/2010

1

Admission Procedures

 

 

1.1

Introduction

1.2

MPhil Degree

1.3

PhD Degree

1.4

Application and Admission to MPhil, MPhil/PhD and PhD Programmes

1.5

Selection Criteria

1.6

Processing of Applications

1.7

Registration Period

 

1.7.1 Duration

 

1.7.2 Transfer Report Processing Time

 

1.7.3 Extension

 

1.7.4 Interruption of Studies

1.8

Changes in the Mode of Study

1.9

Fees and Other Charges

 

 

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

3.3

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

 

Forms

MPHIL/PHD REGULATIONS 2008/2009

1

Admission Procedures

 

 

1.1

Introduction

1.2

MPhil Degree

1.3

PhD Degree

1.4

Application and Admission to MPhil, MPhil/PhD and PhD Programmes

1.5

Selection Criteria

1.6

Processing of Applications

1.7

Registration Period

 

1.7.1 Duration

 

1.7.2 Transfer Report Processing Time

 

1.7.3 Extension

 

1.7.4 Interruption of Studies

1.8

Changes in the Mode of Study

1.9

Fees and Other Charges

 

 

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

3.3

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

 

Forms

MPHIL/PhD REGULATIONS 2007/2008
MPHIL/PhD REGULATIONS 2004/2005

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