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Information for Postgraduate Research Students

In order for a student to be considered a FALE Research Candidate, s/he must be  registered at one of the Schools or Sections of the faculty.

Some important pointers to keep in mind:

  1. Candidates must re-enrol each semester until they have completed their studies.

  2.  Masters and PhD students are initially enrolled on a provisional basis.

  3. Enrolment is confirmed or cancelled after review of a report submitted at the end of the first semester (3 months), by which time, the student is expected to have submitted a full research proposal to the School/Section Postgraduate Committee;

  4. The SRP is normally between 15,000 – 25,000 words; Master’s thesis between 30,000 – 40,000 words; and, PhD between 80,000 – 100, 000 words. The word count includes footnotes, end-notes and bibliography.

  5. Students are expected to meet with their supervisors at least once a month and progress reports must be submitted at the end of every semester.

    For more information, please see the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Section.


Submission of the thesis or supervised research project

Candidates being examined by thesis shall submit two copies of their thesis (or supervised research project) for examination within the maximum registration period.


The thesis or project may be soft cover or ring-bound for the purpose of the examination but, before the award of degree, candidates must deposit for retention by the University two hard-bound copies which have been corrected or otherwise modified if required by the University.


A thesis is examined by examiners nominated by the faculty. On examination, each examiner shall report whether the degree be:

 Full details of the university regulations are available here

Prospective Students may apply for admission to a PG Programme here.

Download the FALE Postgraduate Handbook

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