MPHIL/PhD

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 2022-2023 (under Review)

Senate, at its 729th (Ordinary) E-Meeting held on 13 July 2022, on the recommendation of the Teaching and Research Committee, approved the New Regulations governing MPhil/PhD Degree subject to amendments, and to be applicable to:

(i) New students; and

(ii) Ongoing students who will be given the option either to adhere to the new Regulations or the existing Regulations. In this regard, the student will have to fill in and sign the Form of Undertaking.Annex A (click here)

Amendments to existing 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

1

Admission Procedures

 

 

1.1

Introduction

1.2

MPhil Degree

1.3

PhD Degree

1.4

Application to MPhil, MPhil/PhD and PhD Programmes

 

1.4.1 Factors to be considered for application

1.5

Selection Criteria

1.6

Processing of Applications

1.7

Registration

 

1.7.1 Registration Period

 

1.7.2 Duration

  1.7.3 Transfer Report Processing Time

 

1.7.4 Extension

  1.7.5 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

Monitoring 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)/Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning Research Committee (CILLRC)

2.3

Informal Monitoring: Departmental Mechanisms

 

2.3.1 Quality Assurance (QA) Procedures

2.4

Publication of Research Paper by MPhil/PhD Students
2.5 Research Student Logbook
   

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
  3.2.5 Academic Collaborator

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

Responsibilities of the Student

3.7

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

Intellectual Property Rights Policy

 

 

5.1

Introduction

5.2

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

5.3

Scope of this Policy

5.4

Ownership of Intellectual Property (IP) and the sharing of benefits

5.5

Staff

5.6

Students

5.7

Use of Intellectual Property and sharing of revenue from the Commercial Exploitation of Intellectual Property

5.8

The Legal Provisions

5.9

Further Information

 

 

6

Transfer of Registration from MPhil to PhD

 

 

6.1

Introduction

6.2

Procedures for the Submission of Transfer Reports

6.3

Procedures for Assessment of Transfer Reports

6.4

The External Assessors’ Reports

6.5

Board of Examiners

6.6

Research Seminar Series – RM5011

6.7

Appeals

 

 

 

 

7

Thesis Examination

 

 

7.1

Introduction

7.2

Procedures for Submission of the Thesis

7.3

Thesis

7.4

Procedures for Appointment of External Examiners

7.5

The Assessment and the External Examiners’ Reports

7.6

PhD VIVA/Oral Examinations

7.7

Board of Examiners

7.8

Appeals

 

 

8

Plagiarism

 

 

8.1

Definition

8.2

Procedures for dealing with Plagiarism in MPhil/PhD Research Projects

8.3

FRC/CILLRC Sub-Committee on Plagiarism

8.4

Right to Appeal

 

 

9

Termination of Registration

 

 

9.1

Introduction

9.2

Grounds for the Recommendation of Termination of Registration

9.3

Procedures for the Termination of Registration

9.4

Appeals

 

 

Annexes

 

 

Guidelines for Research Proposals by Prospective Applicants for Postgraduate Research Studies

 

Reference Form (RDRF)

 

Supervisor Agreement Form (SA1)

 

The UoM Guide to the Harvard System to Referencing

 

BOND AGREEMENT between University of Mauritius and Postgraduate Scholarship Awardee to follow MPhil/PhD (Full-Time) Programme

 

Research Student Logbook

 

Student’s Progress Form (SPF)

 

Notification for Transfer from Phil to PhD (RDT1)

 

Transfer Report/Thesis Declaration Form (RDDC)

 

Undertaking by External Assessor/External Examiner [Non-Disclosure Agreement Form for External Assessors/External Examiners (NDA)]

 

External Assessor’s Recommendation (RDT2)

 

Notification for Submission of Thesis (RDE1)

 

PhD Examiners’ Joint Report Form (RDE3)

 

Cover Page for Thesis

External Examiner’s Tentative Recommendation (RDE2)

 

PhD Examiners’ Joint Report Form (RDE3)
  Templates of Memoranda Pertaining to MPhil/PhD:
Annex A: Letter for MPhil/PhD on Full Time basis & Submission of Progress Report
Annex B: Request for Change in Type of Supervisor - Revised Supervisor Agreement Form
Annex C: Request for Extension to submit MPhil Transfer Report
Annex D: Request for One (1) Year Interruption of Studies - (Student) - MPhil/PhD by Research
Annex E: Request for One (1) Year of Interruption of Studies - (Staff) - MPhil/PhD by Research
Annex F: Request for Change in the Mode of Study from Full-Time to Part-Time
Annex G1: Appointment of First External Assessor for the MPhil Transfer Report
Annex G2: Appointment of Second External Assessor for MPhil Transfer Report
Annex H: Transfer of Registration from MPhil to PhD
Annex I: Request for six-months' Extension for submission of PhD Thesis
Annex J: Appointment of First and Second External Examiners for the PhD Thesis
Annex K: Award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Link

(Access Restricted to UoM Staff)

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

Monitoring 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)/Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning Research Committee (CILLRC)

2.3

Informal Monitoring: Departmental Mechanisms

 

2.3.1 Quality Assurance (QA) Procedures

2.4

Publication of Research Paper by MPhil/PhD Students
2.5 Research Student Logbook
   

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/CILLRC 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
  Templates of Memoranda Pertaining to MPhil/PhD:
Annex A: Letter for MPhil/PhD on Full Time basis & Submission of Progress Report
Annex B: Request for Change in Type of Supervisor - Revised Supervisor Agreement Form
Annex C: Request for Extension to submit MPhil Transfer Report
Annex D: Request for One (1) Year Interruption of Studies - (Student) - MPhil/PhD by Research
Annex E: Request for One (1) Year of Interruption of Studies - (Staff) - MPhil/PhD by Research
Annex F: Request for Change in the Mode of Study from Full-Time to Part-Time
Annex G1: Appointment of First External Assessor for the MPhil Transfer Report
Annex G2: Appointment of Second External Assessor for MPhil Transfer Report
Annex H: Transfer of Registration from MPhil to PhD
Annex I: Request for six-months' Extension for submission of PhD Thesis
Annex J: Appointment of First and Second External Examiners for the PhD Thesis
Annex K: Award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Link

(Access Restricted to UoM Staff)

MPhil/PhD Regulations 2020-2021 (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

Monitoring 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)/Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning Research Committee (CILLRC)

2.3

Informal Monitoring: Departmental Mechanisms

 

2.3.1 Quality Assurance (QA) Procedures

2.4

Publication of Research Paper by MPhil/PhD Students
2.5 Research Student Logbook
   

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/CILLRC 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
  Templates of Memoranda Pertaining to MPhil/PhD:
Annex A: Letter for MPhil/PhD on Full Time basis & Submission of Progress Report
Annex B: Request for Change in Type of Supervisor - Revised Supervisor Agreement Form
Annex C: Request for Extension to submit MPhil Transfer Report
Annex D: Request for One (1) Year Interruption of Studies - (Student) - MPhil/PhD by Research
Annex E: Request for One (1) Year of Interruption of Studies - (Staff) - MPhil/PhD by Research
Annex F: Request for Change in the Mode of Study from Full-Time to Part-Time
Annex G1: Appointment of First External Assessor for the MPhil Transfer Report
Annex G2: Appointment of Second External Assessor for MPhil Transfer Report
Annex H: Transfer of Registration from MPhil to PhD
Annex I: Request for six-months' Extension for submission of PhD Thesis
Annex J: Appointment of First and Second External Examiners for the PhD Thesis
Annex K: Award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Link

(Access Restricted to UoM Staff)

MPhil/PhD Regulations 2019-2020 (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

Monitoring 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)/Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning Research Committee (CILLRC)

2.3

Informal Monitoring: Departmental Mechanisms

 

2.3.1 Quality Assurance (QA) Procedures

2.4

Publication of Research Paper by MPhil/PhD Students
2.5 Research Student Logbook
   

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/CILLRC 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
  Templates of Memoranda Pertaining to MPhil/PhD:
Annex A: Letter for MPhil/PhD on Full Time basis & Submission of Progress Report
Annex B: Request for Change in Type of Supervisor - Revised Supervisor Agreement Form
Annex C: Request for Extension to submit MPhil Transfer Report
Annex D: Request for One (1) Year Interruption of Studies - (Student) - MPhil/PhD by Research
Annex E: Request for One (1) Year of Interruption of Studies - (Staff) - MPhil/PhD by Research
Annex F: Request for Change in the Mode of Study from Full-Time to Part-Time
Annex G1: Appointment of First External Assessor for the MPhil Transfer Report
Annex G2: Appointment of Second External Assessor for MPhil Transfer Report
Annex H: Transfer of Registration from MPhil to PhD
Annex I: Request for six-months' Extension for submission of PhD Thesis
Annex J: Appointment of First and Second External Examiners for the PhD Thesis
Annex K: Award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Link

(Access Restricted to UoM Staff)

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)/Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning Research Committee (CILLRC)

2.3

Informal Monitoring: Departmental Mechanisms

 

2.3.1 Quality Assurance (QA) Procedures

 2.4

Publication of Research Paper by MPhil/PhD Students
   

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/CILLRC 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

Informal 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

Informal 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

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