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Admission of applicants to PhD programmes without prior registration for the MPhil must be approved by the Board for Graduate Studies and Research....Please see Regulations for Graduate Diplomas and Degrees 1: 7-8 for additional requirements.
The minimum requirement for the admissions to MPhil programmes shall be an Upper Second Class Honours degree or its equivalent, unless the Campus Committee in any particular case otherwise decides.....Regulations for Graduate Diplomas and Degrees: Section 1: 6
The minimum requirement for admission to graduate diploma and taught Master’s degree programme shall a Lower second Class Honours degree or its equivalent, unless the Campus committee, in any particular case otherwise decides...Regulations for Graduate Diplomas and Degrees: Section 1: 5
If the student has a complaint or a request, these are the proper channels on how to do so within the Graduate Studies and Research.
Student refers complaint or request to the Senior Assistant Registrar of the Office of Graduate Studies
If the student has received no response or is dissatisfied with the response the student can formally write to the Campus Coordinator of the Office of Graduate Studies and Research
If the student has not received a response or is dissatisfied with the outcome
of the response the student can formally write to either of the Chairs of the
School for Graduate Studies and Research. (This person could be the Pro-Vice
Chancellor of Graduate Studies, Professor Ronald Young or the Pro-Vice Chancellor
for Research, Professor Wayne Hunte).
Please note that each campus has an Office of Graduate Studies and Research
with the exception to the Open Campus.
Supervisors are responsible for informing the student of his or her obligations in respect of the ethical conduct of research, and for taking the measures necessary to ensure that the student’s research is conducted within the established ethical policies and guidelines.
Supervisors are also responsible for ensuring that, where required, student researchers obtain the necessary approvals prior to the start of their research project. The Chief Supervisor is responsible for co-signing the submission documents that may be necessary for ethical review of the student’s research.
Plagiarism is the representation of another person’s work and creative expressions
as your own original work, and is considered to be misconduct meriting disciplinary
penalties up to and including permanent exclusion from the University depending
on the egregiousness of the offence. Researchers should avoid representing the
published or unpublished work of another person as their own or assisting anyone
else in doing so. The use of work done by other persons must be clearly, appropriately
and adequately acknowledged, using the accepted conventions of the University.
Even when a source is cited, if the words of the author are presented verbatim,
or nearly so, in a way that would lead the reader to conclude that these are the
creative expressions of the writer, and not of the original author, this comprises
Upon demonstration that a researcher has misappropriated another person’s
work and represented it as his or her own, the researcher may present evidence
to rebut the allegation of plagiarism. Procedures for dealing with the allegation
of plagiarism by graduate students are provided in the University of the West
Indies Policy on Graduate Student Plagiarism.
Now, the University gives you this opportunity to check your course paper/research project/thesis/dissertation. For more details please visit our page on Turnitin access.
All original data must be retained in paper or electronic format for at least five years from the date of publication.
… when a multi-authored article is based primarily on a student’s research, the student should be granted priority prominence on the list of co-authors, according to the practice in the discipline.
(a) The author who submits a manuscript for publication accepts the responsibility of including as co-authors all persons who are entitled to co-authorship, and none who are inappropriate.
(b) The submitting author should send to each co-author a draft copy of the manuscript and should make every reasonable attempt to obtain consent to co-authorship, including the order of authorship.