Doctor of Philosophy
Cranefield College is proud to announce the accreditation of its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree by the Council on Higher Education. Since the establishment of Cranefield in 1998, and its subsequent registration by the Department of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning, the management and staff have strived for excellence in teaching and learning, with marked success. The PhD degree accreditation represents an important milestone in the College's consistent pursuit of excellence and quality.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree, awarded on the basis of a doctoral thesis. When considering an application for registration for the degree of PhD, the Doctoral Selection Committee will be guided by the following admission requirements:
(a) An appropriate master's degree; or
(b) Recognition of prior learning (RPL) that results in a level of research and subject matter competencies that could be regarded as comparable to complete doctoral studies successfully. An appropriate level of research and subject matter competencies could, for instance, be evidenced by research articles published in refereed journals reporting on workplace and academic research.
(c) Provision (b) above must be read with existing Cranefield RPL policies.
A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for the degree unless he or she:
(a) is a graduate of the College or of any other Higher Education Institution recognised by the Doctoral Selection Committee, holding at least a master’s degree or equivalent qualification; or
(b) has, in any other appropriate manner, attained a level of competence which, in the assessment of the Doctoral Selection Committee, on the recommendation of the Registrar (Academic), is adequate for the purpose of admission as a candidate for the PhD degree.
For further details regarding the PhD programme, please contact the administration.