PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture By Research
This course aims to provide research training in a manner that fosters the development of independent research skills in candidates. These skills include the capacity to formulate a significant problem, to develop mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological skills, and to relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in the relevant disciplinary area. The doctoral thesis provides evidence of a contribution to knowledge with a level of originality consistent with 3-4 years of full-time study and research training. It also demonstrates a candidate's capacity for critical analysis and that he or she is capable of pursuing scholarly and programmatic research. The education and training of doctoral students is one of the most important aspects of a university's activities. The pursuit of knowledge through research higher degree programs not only leads to a well-educated society and a highly trained professional work force, but also contributes significantly to the university's research and scholarship. It focuses on Agriculture major.
Students must have completed Bachelor's degree with at least honours class IIA. Other qualifications may be considered for entry. They should also satisfy the English language requirements: IELTS (overall score of 6.5; writing, reading, speaking and listening score of 6); TOEFL - (Paper based score of 570; TWE (Test of written English) score of 5; listening and reading score of 54); TOEFL - (Internet Based (iBT) overall score of 87; writing score of 21; speaking, listening and reading score of 19); Pearson’s Test of English (PTE) - minimum score of 64 (a minimum 60 in each communicative skills section).