Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Starting on your Ph.D.

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

The Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree is the highest academic award that the University of Malta can bestow on its students. It is conferred after a period of systematic and structured research and the successful completion of a thesis and a viva-voce examination. A Ph.D. project has the goal of developing you into an independent researcher capable of improving knowledge in a given field and producing results of the highest quality. The journey leading to the award of a Ph.D. degree is a challenging and meaningful experience. Knowing about the rules, regulations, procedures, milestones, and what is expected of you during this journey should make the journey less daunting than is often anticipated.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should:

- be able to reflect on the demands of a doctoral research degree;
- be aware of the University’s administrative and support structures concerning doctoral research;
- be aware of the relevant regulations, procedures, deadlines, and expectations;
- be cognisant of ethical considerations;
- be cognisant of the programme of professional development offered by the Doctoral School for doctoral researchers;
- have shared experiences about research applications.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Date: 20 Nov 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours

Semester 2
Occ AE - Date: 12 May 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%
Important - Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the information regarding the method of assessment indicated above may have been changed. Further details have been provided by your F/I/C/S.

LECTURER/S Juanito Camilleri
Ronald Sultana
Nicholas Vella

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