The Graduate School, Arts offers eight PhD programmes, each managed by a PhD programme director.
Standing assessment committee
Each PhD programme has a standing assessment committee made up of five experts within the relevant research area. The assessment committees make recommendations concerning the admission of students to the programme and the award of PhD scholarships. The committees must cover the spread of disciplines within the research areas of their respective programmes, and both genders must be represented. Membership of the assessment committees will be changed regularly. The PhD programme director will be the chair of the assessment committee for the programme. The assessment committee will involve relevant experts in the work of assessment. Interviews may be held.
Assessment of PhD dissertation
Before submission of the dissertation the PhD programme director will make recommendations to the graduate school concerning the composition of the assessment committee.
The defence will normally be chaired by the PhD programme director. The PhD programme director may instead nominate another suitable qualified member of the academic staff to chair the defence.
Rules and regulation