The degrees of M.Phil. and PhD are research degrees, awarded after study in the Department for a minimum period of two or three years respectively. A research student is normally registered initially as a provisional Ph.D. student. If progress is satisfactory, their registration for the Ph.D. will be confirmed at the beginning of the second year. Each student has their research directed by one or more members of staff appointed as supervisor(s).
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges