Research degrees are based on the creation of knowledge. In scientific and technical fields this commonly takes the form of a prolonged period of investigation collated into a prescribed format of thesis. In other disciplines, other forms are considered, such as performance or exhibition supported by an exegesis.
Topics cover all disciplines for which qualified international supervisors are available.
Research skills required for the program vary according to the discipline. The program may require a candidate to undertake a refresher course in research methodology. Other requirements include: diligence; intelligence; timely payment of tuition fees and ability to work independently, accept criticism, support oneself, and allocate the required time and energy to the task.