Students who are unable to find a research supervisor can opt for the laboratory rotation scheme to find a suitable supervisor.
PhD students and MSc students who wish to upgrade to PhD are required to pass a Qualifying Examination to be confirmed a PhD candidate. Each PhD student will have a Thesis Advisory Committee which is responsible for monitoring their progress and making recommendations on the suitability of the candidates for submission of their theses.
Only those candidates who have fulfilled the criteria for PhD will be awarded the PhD degree. All other candidates will have to fulfil the criteria for the MSc in order to be awarded the MSc degree.