Research students are supported mainly through research scholarships awarded under University research vote, and research grants undertaken by faculty. Graduation requirements include coursework (with minimum academic performance requirements), seminar module and thesis. PhD candidates are required to pass a Qualifying Examination, comprising a written Comprehensive Examination and a defence of thesis proposal, final thesis examination and viva. The graduate research programmes offered by the department are:
The department’s full-time researchers are evenly distributed between the two major areas of research:
Traditionally, the department has been successful in attracting research scholars from top-universities in China, India, Indonesia and South East Asian region. In recent times, we have also enrolled excellent students from Central Europe and USA.
There is a limited number of research scholarships offered by the university per year. The competition for these is very intense and scholarship is awarded to outstanding candidates, on the basis of academic merit.Discover More
Every effort is made to ensure that the information is accurate and current. However, the University and the School reserve the right to make alterations without notice.
Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.