Doctor of Philosophy (Educational Administration and Policy)

The PhD. is a research doctorate that is pursued mainly through individual guided study with some supplementary coursework. PhD. students pursue their scholarly interests under the guidance of scholars who are appointed to enlighten, direct, and evaluate in accordance with international standards and the PhD. programme provides opportunity for promising individuals to pursue intensive specialisation in a specified area of educational studies. Their efforts in critical review of literature, formulation of ideas, research construction, and theory building will benefit from a variety of activities that include research seminars, coursework, comprehensive examination, and guided research for thesis.

Study Scheme

PhD. students normally combine seminars with guided independent research in an individually designed course of study under the guidance of their academic supervisors and academic advisers. Advancement to candidature is conditional upon the passing of a comprehensive examination. Candidates should then submit, under the supervision of their thesis committees, their thesis proposals, complete their theses, and pass the oral defence within a prescribed period of time.