Postgraduate Student Handbook 2019-20   (VI-A)

 

Administrative Rulings for Change of Study Mode and Conversion Tables

 

 

 

1.

Applications for change of study mode would be allowed only within the normative period of study. Continuing students are not allowed to change their study mode.

 

 

2.

Applications must be made not later than course registration of an academic year, or, in any subsequent term, before the close of the add/drop period for the term. Late applications would not be accepted or would have to take effect from the next term. Students will pay the fees of the new study mode. However, if the change takes effect after the commencement of a term (for which exceptional approval is required), students will pay the tuition fee of the new status in the following term for Master’s students, or 6-month interval for doctoral students. Tuition fee would not be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

 

 

 

I) Period of Study for Full-time Students Changing to Part-time Studies

 

 

Programme

Normative Period

of Study

Maximum Period

of Study

Term (or 6-month Period) Completed as FT Student

Full-time Equivalence to Part-time

Remaining Period

of Study

 

FT

PT

FT

PT

 

 

Normative

Maximum

Doctoral:

 

(i) For students with a research Master’s degree

36 mths.

48 mths.

84 mths.

96 mths.

6 mths.

12 mths.

18 mths.

24 mths.

30 mths.

8 mths.

16 mths.

24 mths.

32 mths.

40 mths.

40 mths.

32 mths.

24 mths.

16 mths.

 8 mths.

88 mths.

80 mths.

72 mths.

64 mths.

56 mths.

(ii) For students without a research Master’s degree

48 mths.

64 mths.

84 mths.

96 mths.

6 mths.

12 mths.

18 mths.

24 mths.

30 mths.

36 mths.

42 mths.

8 mths.

16 mths.

24 mths.

32 mths.

40 mths.

48 mths.

56 mths.

56 mths.

48 mths.

40 mths.

32 mths.

 24 mths.

16 mths.

8 mths.

88 mths.

80 mths.

72 mths.

64 mths.

56 mths.

48 mths.

40 mths.

Ed.D.

36 mths.

48 mths.

84 mths.

96 mths.

6 mths.

12 mths.

18 mths.

24 mths.

30 mths.

8 mths.

16 mths.

24 mths.

32 mths.

40 mths.

40 mths.

32 mths.

24 mths.

16 mths.

 8 mths.

88 mths.

80 mths.

72 mths.

64 mths.

56 mths.

M.Phil.

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

3 yrs.

(6 terms)

4 yrs.

(8 terms)

5 yrs.

(10 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

1-1/2 terms

3 terms

4-1/2 terms

5 terms

3 terms

2 terms

9 terms

7 terms

6 terms

M.A., M.Ed., M.H.Sc. M.Mus., M.P.H., M.Sc., M.S.Sc., PGDE, PG.Dip. Cutural Anthropology, PG.Dip. Prehospital and Emergency Care

1 yr.

(2 terms)

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

3 yrs.

(6 terms)

4 yrs.

(8 terms)

1 term

2 terms

2 terms

6 terms

M.S.Sc,

Global Political Economy

1 yr.

(4 terms)

2 yrs.

(8 terms)

3 yrs.

(12 terms)

4 yrs.

(16 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

2 terms

4 terms

6 terms

6 terms

4 terms

2 terms

10 terms

8 terms

6 terms

M.S.Sc.

(Social Work)

2 yrs.

(6 terms)

3 yrs.

(9 terms)

4 yrs.

(12 terms)

5 yrs.

(15 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

4 terms

5 terms

1-1/2 terms

3 terms

4-1/2 terms

6 terms

7-1/2 terms

8 terms

6 terms

5 terms

3 terms

2 terms

14 terms

12 terms

11 terms

9 terms

8 terms

M.S.W.

1 yr.

(2 terms)

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

3 yrs.

(6 terms)

4 yrs.

(8 terms)

1 term

2 terms

2 terms

6 terms

J.D.*

24 mths.

(4 terms)

42 mths.

(7 terms)

48 mths.

(8 terms)

84 mths.

(14 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

1-3/4 terms

3-1/2 terms

5-1/4 terms

6 terms

4 terms

2 terms

13 terms

11 terms

9 terms

LL.M.

1 yr.

(2 terms)

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

3 yrs.

(6 terms)

1 term

2 terms

2 terms

4 terms

* For JD / MBA double degree students, please approach the Graduate School for the conversion information.

 

 

 

II) Period of Study for Full-time Students Changing to Part-time Studies

(for “articulated” M.Phil.-Ph.D. programmes only)

 

 

Programme

Normative Period

of Study

Maximum Period

of Study

Term (or 6-month Period) Completed as FT Student

Full-time Equivalence to Part-time

Remaining Period

of Study

 

FT

PT

FT

PT

 

 

Normative

Maximum

Doctoral:

 

(i) For students with a research Master’s degree

36 mths.

48 mths.

72 mths.

84 mths.

6 mths.

12 mths.

18 mths.

24 mths.

30 mths.

8 mths.

16 mths.

24 mths.

32 mths.

40 mths.

40 mths.

32 mths.

24 mths.

16 mths.

 8 mths.

76 mths.

68 mths.

60 mths.

52 mths.

44 mths.

(ii) For students without a research Master’s degree

48 mths.

64 mths.

84 mths.

100 mths.

6 mths.

12 mths.

18 mths.

24 mths.

30 mths.

36 mths.

42 mths.

8 mths.

16 mths.

24 mths.

32 mths.

40 mths.

48 mths.

56 mths.

56 mths.

48 mths.

40 mths.

32 mths.

 24 mths.

16 mths.

8 mths.

92 mths.

84 mths.

76 mths.

68 mths.

60 mths.

52 mths.

44 mths.

M.Phil.

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

3 yrs.

(6 terms)

4 yrs.

(8 terms)

5 yrs.

(10 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

1-1/2 terms

3 terms

4-1/2 terms

5 terms

3 terms

2 terms

9 terms

7 terms

6 terms

 

 

 

III) Period of Study for Part-time Students Changing to Full-time Studies

 

 

Programme

Normative Period

of Study

Maximum Period

of Study

Term (or 6-month Period) Completed as PT Student

Full-time Equivalence

Remaining Period

of Study

 

PT

FT

PT

FT

 

 

Normative

Maximum

Doctoral:

 

(i) For students with a research Master’s degree

48 mths.

36 mths.

96 mths.

84 mths.

6 mths.

12 mths.

18 mths.

24 mths.

30 mths.

36 mths.

42 mths.

4-1/2 mths.

9 mths.

13-1/2 mths.

18 mths.

22-1/2 mths.

27 mths.

31-1/2 mths.

32 mths.

27 mths.

23 mths.

18 mths.

 14 mths.

9 mths.

5 mths.

80 mths.

75 mths.

71 mths.

66 mths.

62 mths.

57 mths.

53 mths.

(ii) For students without a research Master’s degree

64 mths.

48 mths.

96 mths.

84 mths.

6 mths.

12 mths.

18 mths.

24 mths.

30 mths.

36 mths.

42 mths.

48 mths.

54 mths.

60 mths.

4-1/2 mths.

9 mths.

13-1/2 mths.

18 mths.

22-1/2 mths.

27 mths.

31-1/2 mths.

36 mths.

40-1/2 mths.

45 mths.

44 mths.

39 mths.

35 mths.

30 mths.

 26 mths.

21 mths.

17 mths.

12 mths.

8 mths.

3 mths.

80 mths.

75 mths.

71 mths.

66 mths.

62 mths.

57 mths.

53 mths.

48 mths.

44 mths.

39 mths.

Ed.D.

48 mths.

36 mths.

96 mths.

84 mths.

6 mths.

12 mths.

18 mths.

24 mths.

30 mths.

36 mths.

42 mths.

4-1/2 mths.

9 mths.

13-1/2 mths.

18 mths.

22-1/2 mths.

27 mths.

31-1/2 mths.

32 mths.

27 mths.

23 mths.

18 mths.

 14 mths.

9 mths.

5 mths.

80 mths.

75 mths.

71 mths.

66 mths.

62 mths.

57 mths.

53 mths.

M.Phil.

3 yrs.

(6 terms)

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

5 yrs.

(10 terms)

4 yrs.

(8 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

4 terms

5 terms

2/3 term

1-1/3 terms

2 terms

2-2/3 terms

3-1/3 terms

4 terms

3 terms

2 terms

2 terms

1 term

8 terms

7 terms

6 terms

6 terms

5 terms

M.A., M.Ed., M.H.Sc., M.Mus., M.P.H., M.Sc., M.S.Sc., PGDE, PG.Dip.  Cultural Anthropology, PG.Dip. Prehospital and Emergency Care

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

1 yr.

(2 terms)

4 yrs.

(8 terms)

3 yrs.

(6 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

1/2 term

1 term

1-1/2 terms

2 terms

1 term

1 term

6 terms

5 terms

5 terms

M.S.Sc,

Global Political Economy

2 yrs.

(8 terms)

1 yr.

(4 terms)

4 yrs.

(16 terms)

3 yrs.

(12 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

4 terms

5 terms

6 terms

7 terms

1/2 term

1 term

1-1/2 terms

2 terms

2-1/2 terms

3 terms

3-1/2 terms

4 terms

3 terms

3 terms

2 terms

2 terms

1 term

1 term

12 terms

11 terms

11 terms

10 terms

10 terms

9 terms

9 terms

M.S.Sc.

(Social Work)

3 yrs.

(9 terms)

2 yrs.

(6 terms)

5 yrs.

(15 terms)

4 yrs.

(12 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

4 terms

5 terms

6 terms

7 terms

8 terms

2/3 term

1-1/3 terms

2 terms

2-2/3 terms

3-1/3 terms

4 terms

4-2/3 terms

5-1/3 terms

6 terms

5 terms

4 terms

4 terms

3 terms

2 terms

2 terms

1 term

12 terms

11 terms

10 terms

10 terms

9 terms

8 terms

8 terms

7 terms

M.S.W.

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

1 yr.

(2 terms)

5 yrs.

(10 terms)

4 yrs.

(8 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

1/2 term

1 term

1-1/2 terms

2 terms

1 term

1 term

6 terms

5 terms

5 terms

J.D.*

42 mths.

(7 terms)

24 mths.

(4 terms)

84 mths.

(14 terms)

48 mths.

(8 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

4 terms

5 terms

6 terms

1/2 term

1 term

1-1/2 terms

2 terms

2-1/2 terms

3 terms

4 terms

3 terms

3 terms

2 terms

2 terms

1 term

8 terms

7 terms

7 terms

6 terms

6 terms

5 terms

LL.M.

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

1 yr.

(2 terms)

3 yrs.

(6 terms)

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

1/2 term

1 term

1-1/2 terms

2 terms

1 term

1 term

4 terms

3 terms

3 terms

* For JD / MBA double degree students, please approach the Graduate School for the conversion information.

 

 

 

IV) Period of Study for Part-time Students Changing to Full-time Studies

(for “articulated” M.Phil.-Ph.D. programmes only)

 

 

Programme

Normative Period

of Study

Maximum Period

of Study

Term (or 6-month Period) Completed as PT Student

Full-time Equivalence

Remaining Period

of Study

 

PT

FT

PT

FT

 

 

Normative

Maximum

Doctoral:

 

(i) For students with a research Master’s degree

48 mths.

36 mths.

84 mths.

72 mths.

6 mths.

12 mths.

18 mths.

24 mths.

30 mths.

36 mths.

42 mths.

4-1/2 mths.

9 mths.

13-1/2 mths.

18 mths.

22-1/2 mths.

27 mths.

31-1/2 mths.

32 mths.

27 mths.

23 mths.

18 mths.

 14 mths.

9 mths.

5 mths.

68 mths.

63 mths.

59 mths.

54 mths.

50 mths.

45 mths.

41 mths.

(ii) For students without a research Master’s degree

64 mths.

48 mths.

100 mths.

84 mths.

6 mths.

12 mths.

18 mths.

24 mths.

30 mths.

36 mths.

42 mths.

48 mths.

54 mths.

60 mths.

4-1/2 mths.

9 mths.

13-1/2 mths.

18 mths.

22-1/2 mths.

27 mths.

31-1/2 mths.

36 mths.

40-1/2 mths.

45 mths.

44 mths.

39 mths.

35 mths.

30 mths.

 26 mths.

21 mths.

17 mths.

12 mths.

8 mths.

3 mths.

80 mths.

75 mths.

71 mths.

66 mths.

62 mths.

57 mths.

53 mths.

48 mths.

44 mths.

39 mths.

M.Phil.

3 yrs.

(6 terms)

2 yrs.

(4 terms)

5 yrs.

(10 terms)

4 yrs.

(8 terms)

1 term

2 terms

3 terms

4 terms

5 terms

2/3 term

1-1/3 terms

2 terms

2-2/3 terms

3-1/3 terms

4 terms

3 terms

3 terms

2 terms

1 term

8 terms

7 terms

6 terms

6 terms

5 terms