IIUM Code of Supervison

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IIUM CODE OF SUPERVISION FOR POSTGRADUATE THESIS AND DISSERTATION

 

This code of supervision sets out the policy of IIUM on responsibilities and good practice in all matters concerning postgraduate students' supervision.

This code should be read in conjunction with the IIUM Code of Ethics for Academic Staff and Students, (displinary Staff) Rules 2005, the Student Disciplinary Rules 2004 (Amended 2006) and the Policies on Academic Integrity.

The code lays down supervisory responsibilities that included commitment, consistency in managing and monitoring supervisee; maintaining ethical supervisor-supervisee relationship and interaction; and continuously engaged in developing oneself professionally.

 

 

  A guideline on the scope of the Master and PhD programme in IIUM is as the following:

TYPE OF PROGRAMME

MASTER

MASTER

PHD
Description Coursework & Dissertation Research Only  
Programme Structure A minimum of XX Crdt hrs. of coursework + Produce a dissertation on the research Produce a thesis on the research Produce a thesis on the research
Research Structure The research must involve qualitative and/or quantitative analysis of an existing work The research must involve qualitative and/or quantitative analysis and should have an original application of the knowledge The research must involve qualitative and/or quantitative analysis and must contain original or novel contribution(s) in the research field either by the discovery of new fact, the formulation of theories or the innovative re-interpretation of known data and established ideas
Dissertation Structure Dissertation does not exceed 50,000 words excluding footnote and etc. Thesis does not exceed 50,000 words excluding footnote and etc. Thesis does not exceed 100,000 words excluding footnote and etc.
Publication As deemed by Kulliyyah As deemed by Kulliyyah As deemed by Kulliyyah
Appointment of Examiners At least 2 internal examiners At least 2 examiners, one of whom must be an external examiner At least 2 examiners, one of whom must be an external examiner. The external examiner should be either full Professor or of Associate Professor or an expert in the area of research from Industry
Ideal Duration of Assessment  ±3 weeks to return assessment reports ±4 weeks to return assessment reports ±6 weeks to return assessment reports