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Extend your academic qualifications in your chosen field with MSU’s Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Science. Through this programme, you will use the tools and techniques as well as your own understanding to assess scientific theories and apply research methods to solve complex scientific and technical problems and contribute to the advancement of the scientific profession. You will work under individual supervision to develop a leading expertise in the area of your choice, and a host of taught courses will support your learning to help you reach your maximum potential. With the guidance of expert academics, you will undergo rigorous research activities such as presenting in conferences and publishing in journals, leading up to viva voce and writing up of your thesis.
Prospective applicants must have a Master’s degree (MQF Level 7) accepted by MSU Senate OR other qualifications accepted by MSU Senate as equivalent to a Master’s degree (MQF Level 7).
Note that there is no direct entry from Bachelor’s degree (MQF Level 6) to Doctoral degree (MQF Level 8). Bachelor’s degree candidates registered on a Master’s degree programme (MQF Level 7), however may apply for change to Doctoral degree programme within one (1) year of registering for the Master’s degree programme (MQF Level 7), on these provisions: candidate demonstrates competence in and capability to conduct research at PhD level (MQF Level 8); candidate is subjected to rigorous internal assessment by the University; candidate obtains MSU Senate approval.