The purpose of a qualifying examination is to determine whether or not applicants with equivalent or professional qualifications; and those with overseas academic qualifications can demonstrate, where there is doubt, that they have the necessary knowledge, skill and competence required to successfully complete the proposed research degree programme within the time allowed.
The qualifying examination will be set by the proposed Supervisor(s) in conjunction with the Head of Department, Head of School and the Registrar. An approved External Examiner will be appointed to mark the examination in accordance with the Institute’s procedures for taught programmes.
The results of the examination must be approved by the External Examiner and endorsed by the Head of Department and the Registrar.
The outcome is communicated by the Office of the Registrar to the applicant directly.