The Ph.D. programme can be full time or part time and by Research only. However, supervisors may prescribe lower courses as may be necessary. The full time, in which all candidates are required to start their literature review at the first semester and present a research proposal seminar at the end of that semester. By the end of the fifth semester the student must present a progress report in the form of seminar and by the sixth, the student is expected to a second and final seminar. For part time candidates they are required to start their literature work at the beginning of the first semester but present a research proposal seminar at the end of second semester. Progress report seminar is to be presented by the end of the seventh semester while second and final seminar is expected by the end of the ninth semester.

The research project carries thirty (30) credit units and comprise of the two progress reports, submission of a dissertation and external examination.