Research Postgraduate

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Full time Part time
Probation period:
12 months
Expected completion:
24 months
Probation period:
18 months
Expected completion:
36 months
Doctor of Philosophy (3-Year PhD)
Full time Part time
Probation period:
12 months
Expected completion:
36 months
Probation period:
18 months
Expected completion:
54 months
Doctor of Philosophy (4-Year PhD)
Full time Part time
Probation period:
18 months
Expected completion:
48 months
Probation period:
24 months
Expected completion:
72 months

Course requirement of the department

3 compulsory courses and 2 elective courses.

Besides completion of a research thesis, students are required to take coursework organized by the Graduate School and their faculties/departments as part of their research training. Course requirement in our department are as follows:

For students admitted in or after 2019-2020
Requirement - 3 compulsory courses and 2 elective courses

Course Code Course Title Compulsory(C)/ Elective(E)
SOWK7006 Research Seminars for RPg Students C
SOWK7007 Social Work and Applied Social Science Research Methods: Theory and Applications C
SOWK7008 Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences C
2 elective courses from Postgraduate Programmes of Department/ Centres/ Institutes/ Graduate School which coincide with the student's own research areas and disciplines 2E


For students admitted before 2019-2020
Requirment - 2 compulsory courses and 2 elective courses

Course Code Course Title Compulsory(C)/ Elective(E)
SOWK7006 Research Seminars for RPg Students C
SOWK7007 Social Work and Applied Social Science Research Methods: Theory and Applications C
2 elective courses from Postgraduate Programmes of Department/ Centres/ Institutes/ Graduate School which coincide with the student's own research areas and disciplines 2E

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