Doctor of Medical and Health Sciences
The Higher Doctorate is the highest award for work that makes an internationally recognised, original, substantial and distinguished contribution to knowledge within the faculty concerned.
The published work submitted for the degree normally comprises publications that have appeared in the form of books or papers in scholarly journals that are then presented in the form of a thesis. The degree will give the applicant distinguished authoritative standing in that field of research, commanding international recognition.
An applicant for admission to enrolment must:
Work submitted for a higher doctorate degree:
Only the work which is assessed as meeting the below criteria will be qualified for the award of a higher doctorate degree:
- It makes an original, substantial and distinguished contribution to knowledge in the field concerned; and
- It gives the applicant authoritative standing in that field and the right to general recognition of this standing by scholars in the field.
Submit an application
The application form can be downloaded here.
For further information about the degree, admission requirements, degree assessment criteria and examination, please see Handbook for Doctoral Degrees (Section 2.1.3 - Higher Doctorate).
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