This research is to undertake research at the Masters or Doctorate level. There are no required courses. Candidates who are accepted are referred to as ‘researcher candidates’.
A researcher must have credentials equivalent to previous required degrees, appropriate academic qualifications, or the necessary professional background and research expertise qualifying him or her for the proposed topic. Acceptance as a researcher is considered on a case-by-case basis.
A research proposal should be submitted to the Research Committee evaluation. The researcher will be assigned a mentor, The mentor will work closely with the researcher to adjust the proposal as necessary
The research topic should demonstrate competence in the subject area/profession at an advanced level (Masters) and/or contribute towards deeper new/existing knowledge (Doctorate). The length of a Masters thesis is approximately 50,000 words, and for a Doctorate at least 90,000 words. Presentation format must follow either the Oxford, Harvard or Chicago methods. On acceptance, researchers are given full details of all academic requirements.
Throughout the research period, the researcher will work closely with his/her mentor by any method chosen by them. This may be online, via skype, emails, and/or face-to-face.
At the end of each term, the researcher and the mentor must each submit a progress report to the Research Committee.