As indicated above the curriculum of the program is made up of three (3) obligatory modules encompassing the fundamentals of Scientific Research, which must be completed in the three months following enrolment in the program, and three (3) obligatory Research Seminars which must be completed over a period of three (3) months immediately following conclusion of the three modules in fundamentals of scientific research.
The remaining six (6) months are devoted to preparing the MPhil thesis which must be presented and defended in a viva voce:
Fundamentals of Scientific Research Courses (3 months):
- Philosophy of Science
- Qualitative Research Methodology
- Quantitative Research Methodology
Research Seminars (3 months):
- Research Seminar I
- Research Seminar II
- Research Seminar III
Each of the three seminars is led by a faculty member who animates the seminars. The seminars provide program participants with the opportunity to present and discuss their on-going MPhil research. The seminars also enable program participants to receive constructive feedback from faculty members, fellow students, and invited persons with regard to their ongoing thesis work.
The distribution of class hours, self-study hours, and ECTS credits per module is as shown in following table. The table also indicates the estimated number of hours students are expected to allocate to preparation the MPhil thesis.
|Code||Modules||Class Hours||Self-Study Hours||ECTS*|
|MPh501||Philosophy of Science||45||85||5|
|MPh502||Qualitative Research Methodology||45||85||5|
|MPh503||Quantitative Research Methodology||45||85||5|
|MPh504||Research Seminar I||45||85||5|
|MPh505||Research Seminar II||45||85||5|
|MPh506||Research Seminar III||45||85||5|
|MPh508||MPhil Research & Thesis||780||30|
|*ECTS = European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System|