Research Degree

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Programme Aims

The research degree programmes aim to provide advanced education to nurture students who can:

  • contribute to the advancement of knowledge through independent and original research;
  • demonstrate specialist subject knowledge and a high level of transferable skills, including analytical, communication and leadership skills; and
  • enhance economic, social and cultural development.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

  1. achieve general intellectual proficiency and specialization in their chosen subject areas;
  2. formulate the problems in their chosen subject areas and derive effective, innovative and original solutions to the problems;
  3. apply appropriate research methodology/tools to conduct independent research;
  4. communicate effectively with the learned community about the research process and findings; and
  5. create new knowledge through in-depth investigation of the chosen subject areas.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

  1. master the content and methods of their chosen subject areas;
  2. formulate the problems in their chosen subject areas and derive effective and original solutions to the problems;
  3. apply appropriate research methodology/tools to conduct independent research;
  4. communicate effectively with the learned community about the research process and findings; and
  5. contribute to knowledge through the process of research.

Last Updated : 11 Jun 2015