Programme Structure

  Master of Philosophy
(MPhil)
4-year Doctor of Philosophy
(4-year PhD)
3-year Doctor of Philosophy
(3-year PhD)

Registration Dates

Two registration dates:
January 1 and
September 1 every year
First day of every month First day of every month

Probationary Period

Full-time :   12 months
Part-time :   18 months
Full-time :   18 months
Part-time :   24 months
Full-time :   12 months
Part-time :   18 months

Duration of Study

Full-time :   24 months
Part-time :   36 months
Full-time :   48 months
Part-time :   72 months
Full-time :   36 months
Part-time :   54 months

Coursework Requirement

The coursework component includes:
(i) Four Graduate School courses:
(1) Introduction to Thesis Writing
(2) Research Ethics for Graduate Students
(3) Transferable Skills
(4) Research Methods
(ii) Three Medical Faculty Research Postgraduate Courses
One Graduate School compulsory Module
(Research Ethics for Postgraduate Students)