PhD. Food Science and Technology
This is recognition of successful research experience. The candidate must make a distinct contribution to knowledge. For a doctorate, considerably more original work is required than for a Research Master Degree. The work will be closely supervised in the early stages. In the later stages, however, the candidate must be allowed increasing scope to exercise initiatives and demonstrate originality. In the last year of the program the candidate should be able to work alone and be guided rather than directed by the supervisor. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy requires a minimum of three years full-time study and preparation of a thesis. Varied special areas of degrees are awarded based on the specialty.
All prospective candidates in the following disciplines are eligible to apply: MPhil. Food Science, MSc. Food Science and Technology, MSc. Chemical Engineering or a suitable MPhil. equivalent. Some candidates may have to pass an interview and/or audit some postgraduate course work as well.
The program is research inclined and is similar to the MPhil. programme, but the extent and depth of research is more intense. Some candidates may have to audit some taught courses to be eligible. A more detailed and significantly original research in any of the two research groups or areas outlined as in the MPhil. research work is opened to the PhD program as well.