ARU Postgraduate Admission Procedure

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS .......................................................................

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1.0

Definitions..........................................................................................

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2.0 OBJECTS OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OF ARDHI

UNIVERSITY.......................................................................................

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3.0 POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT ARDHI

UNIVERSITY.....................................................................................

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Ardhi University Postgraduate Programmes: .....................................

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Postgraduate Diploma Programmes....................................................

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Masters Degree Programmes ..............................................................

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Doctor of Philosophy Programmes .....................................................

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Delivery Modes for Postgraduate Programmes ..................................

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Postgraduate Diploma Programmes....................................................

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Master of Science Degree Programmes ..............................................

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Doctor of Philosophy Programmes .....................................................

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5.0 GENERAL REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES AT ARDHI UNIVERSITY...

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5.1

General Information............................................................................

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5.2

Entry Qualifications ............................................................................

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5.3

Registration of Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree Students 17

5.4

Extension of Registration Period .......................................................

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Freezing Registration ..........................................................................

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Completion of a Programme ...............................................................

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Transfer of Registration for Postgraduate Diploma to Masters by

Thesis ..................................................................................................

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Postponement of Studies.....................................................................

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5.9 Intellectual Property Right Contract ...................................................

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6.0 COURSE-WORK EVALUATION ....................................................

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6.1

General ................................................................................................

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7.0 REGULATIONS ON THESIS/DISSERTATION PHASE................

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Notice of Intention to Submit .............................................................

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Certification ........................................................................................

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Copyright Declaration.........................................................................

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Abstracts .............................................................................................

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7.10 Cover page details .............................................................................

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8.0 EXAMINATION OF MASTERS THESES/DISSERTATIONS AND

DEGREE AWARDS ..........................................................................

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8.4 Viva Voce Examinations for Masters Degree Programmes ...............

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9.0 APPEALS ...........................................................................................

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10.0 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE .........................................

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10.1

Entry Qualifications ..........................................................................

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10.2

Admission Procedures into PhD (Application)................................

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10.3

Registration of PhD. Candidates.......................................................

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10.4

Submission of a PhD. Thesis ............................................................

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10.5

Examination of a Thesis and Award of a PhD Degree .....................

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10.6 Viva Voce Examination for PhD Candidates ...................................

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Conferment of Honorary Awards .....................................................

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12 HIGHER DOCTORATE DEGREES .................................................

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12.1

Eligibility for Candidacy..................................................................

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12.2

Application for Candidacy................................................................

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12.3

Submission of Published Works and Examinations ........................

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Higher Doctorate Award...................................................................

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OCCASIONAL STUDENTS ..........................................................

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13.1

Entry Requirements ..........................................................................

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14. SHORT-TERM STUDENTS..............................................................

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14.1

Entry Requirements ..........................................................................

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SANDWICH PROGRAMMES/RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIP . 50

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Fees ...................................................................................................

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16. SUPERVISION OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS .....................

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16.1

Introduction .......................................................................................

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16.2

General Duties and Responsibilities of Supervisors .........................

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16.3

Other Supervisor's/Candidate’s Duties .............................................

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17.0 PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION OF THESES AND

DISSERTATIONS..............................................................................

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17.1

Manuscript Preparation.....................................................................

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18. EXAMINATION OF THESES AND DISSERTATIONS.................

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18.1

Initial Submission .............................................................................

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18.2

Final Submission of Theses/Dissertations for Degree Award ..........

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Appendix l(a): SEQUENCING THE PRELIMINARY PAGES..............

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Appendix 1(b): ..........................................................................................

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Sample of Preliminary pages ....................................................................

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Appendix II: ..............................................................................................

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POSTGRADUATE FORMS ....................................................................

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APPENDIX III:.......................................................................................

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AN EXAMPLE OF GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING DETAILED

RESEARCH PROPOSALS FOR THESIS REGISTRATION FOR A

HIGHER DEGREE PROGRAMME................................................

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Appendix V:............................................................................................

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ARDHI UNIVERISTY ...........................................................................

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Appendix VI: ..........................................................................................

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The sequencing of the preliminary pages for published Masters

Theses/Dissertations .........................................................................

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Appendix VII: .........................................................................................

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The sequencing of the preliminary pages for published PhD

Theses/Dissertations .........................................................................

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DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

The following definitions apply to general regulations and guidelines for the education and the examinations of the postgraduate programmes offered at Ardhi University.

1.0Definitions

a.“Academic award” means a final University award conferred to a qualified registered candidate after successful completion of a followed programme;

b.“The Act” means the Universities Act, 2005;

c.“Charter” means the Charter of Incorporation of Ardhi University;

d.“The Council” means the Council of the University established under

Rule (I) of the Charter;

e.“Course” means one or more components which make a subject;

f.“Dean” means a Dean of a School appointed under Article 9 and in accordance with Rule 11(1) of the Charter;

g.“Department” means a subdivision established as such within the general structure of a School in accordance with the provisions of Rule 40(4) of the Charter;

h.“Director” means the Director of an institute, established under

Article 10, 16, or 20.2 and in accordance with Rule 11(1) of the Charter;

i.“Dissertation” means a document that presents the author's research and findings and is submitted in support of partial fulfilment of candidature for a degree or professional qualification.

j.“Graduate” means a person upon whom a degree has been conferred by the University;

k.“Higher Doctorate” at Ardhi University shall mean the doctorate degree offered by different Schools/Colleges and Institutes of Ardhi University. The Higher Doctorates are granted for original contribution of distinguished merit to some branch of science or the humanities;

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