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Independent / External Study Mode


Overview
Independent / External Study Mode is designed for the candidates who either presently have a doctoral degree or hold an academic research background and wish to complete fully independent, non-supervised studies as an external student of the university. Candidates choosing this study mode are self-motivated and extremely well disciplined with a strong sense of academics. The study mode offers the candidate the ability to coordinate with an academic adviser but otherwise provides the candidate with full independence to complete their manuscript under their own schedule while availing themselves of the research resources of the university. Candidates will require a minimum of a research based Master degree as a prerequisite along with a resume background that shows a history of accomplishment within academic, personal and professional life.

Programs
All M.Phil. and D.Phil. programs as well as the Doctor of Management (thesis only) program are available to be completed through the Independent / External study mode.

Defense of the Dissertation
All students must defend their thesis at the University on campus.

Procedure
Candidates wishing to enter the Independent / External Study Mode apply to the necessary program indicating the independent studies option. If they are considered eligible with the necessary background to ensure their success they will be accepted into the program. Upon being accepted into the program the candidate is given access to the library resources of the university and may begin their research.

Duration
The standard duration for the program is 36 months. Candidates holding an existing Doctoral degree may complete the program as a Post-Doctorate degree and must be registered for a minimum of 18 months.

Research Methods Coursework
In some cases the University may request that the independent student complete either the Quantitative or Qualitative research methods course of they can not demonstrate that these important prerequisites have been completed within a previous Master level program or at another Doctoral program.

Program Cost
The cost of the program is 15,000 Euros. Candidates may pay on a quarterly or semi-annual basis based on a 36 month payment schedule.