Doctoral Degrees

Doctoral qualifications are research degrees and the highest possible qualifications available. They are sometimes called higher degrees.  Students are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge while extending their research skills.  Academic supervision is provided.

Entry requirements are an honours or a Masters degree (with first-class, second-class (first division) honours), research experience and an academic background in the field, in which the research is proposed.  For the EdD a strong record of professional experience in Education is needed. Details of academic qualifications, a resume and brief description of the proposed area of research are also required. The Postgraduate Studies Committee (PGSC) decides admission into doctoral study.

Applications for into a higher degree may be submitted at any time during the academic year. Registration is calculated from the first day of the month of enrolment.


Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Education