Candidates admitted to the graduate programme will undertake research under the supervision of staff members from the School for their period of candidature, at the end of which, they submit a thesis that is examined by a Board of Examiners. In addition, they are required to fulfil a coursework component comprising of the following to graduate either with a MSc or a PhD degree:
A total of 16 modular credits comprising of two core modules + elective modules (at Level-5000)
A total of 24 modular credits comprising of two core modules + elective modules (at Level-5000 & 6000)
To be confirmed a PhD candidate, a student is required to pass a PhD qualifying examination within two years from the date of admission.
Candidates deemed weak in English by the School would also have to sit for the Diagnostic English Test and take additional English Language courses conducted by the Centre for English Language Communication.
Students from Universities where the medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English are required to take ES5002 (Advanced Level Writing) regardless of their performance in the Diagnostic English Test.