Postgraduate programmes

Postgraduates at graduation

Postgraduate programmes offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Postgraduate certificates

Require 60 credits at postgraduate level.

Postgraduate diplomas

Require 120 credits at postgraduate level.

Bachelor's degrees with honours

An honours degree requires the equivalent of one year of full-time study after a bachelor's degree. Normally 90 credits of papers and a 30-credit research report are completed.

Master's degrees

Master's degrees require different combinations of coursework and research and can usually be completed in one to two years' full-time study, depending on the number of credits required. Many students study part-time. You must already have a bachelor's degree. 

Post-masterate qualifications

These qualifications require a previous master's degree:

Doctorates

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an advanced research degree that is usually completed in three years' full-time or equivalent part-time study. Applicants will have already completed an honours or master's degree with first or second class honours (division I) or equivalent.

A named doctorate is an advanced professional degree. It includes 120 credits of advanced coursework and 240 credits of research. Applicants must have already completed an honours or master's degree with first or second class honours (division I) or equivalent.

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