MPhil/PhD Degrees in Library and Information Studies

Preamble

Subject to the provisions of the Academic General Regulations 50.2 and Faculty of Humanities, the following Departmental Regulations shall apply. The degree is carried out through supervised research, but with required coursework that is deemed necessary by the Departmental Board.

Entrance Requirements

The normal minimum qualifications for entry into the PhD shall be a:

• An appropriate Master’s (MSc, MA, MEd, MPhil or equivalent)

• Applications shall initially have a provisional registration into the PhD, and subsequently transfer registration to the PhD degree after satisfying the requirements for such a transfer of registration.

Duration of Programme

The normal duration of the degree shall be as

follows:

• A minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 8 semesters on a full-time basis

• A minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum of 16 semesters on a part-time basis.
• Under no circumstances can the duration of study be greater than 16 semesters

Further information on program structure are found in the Academic General Regulations 50.4- 50.5

Programme Structure

The courses are:

LIS 801 Seminar Paper

LIS 802 MPhil Proposal Defense

LIS 800 Supervised Research and Thesis in Library and Information Studies (MPhil)

LIS 900 Supervised Research and Thesis in Library and Information Studies (PhD)