The PhD programme is supported by a rigorous process for reporting progress as required by the regulations for the PhD degree.
The relevant regulations are as follows:
(a) While a candidate is provisionally admitted to the degree programme, progress reports signed by the candidate, supervisor(s), Head of Department and Pro-Vice-Chancellor shall be submitted at six-monthly intervals from the date of initial admission.
(b) Once confirmation has been granted, progress reports signed by the candidate, supervisors and Head of Department shall be submitted annually.
(c) If an unsatisfactory report is received, the Senate may, after appropriate consultation, terminate the candidacy.