How is an MPhil thesis different from a PhD thesis?
An MPhil thesis examines a well-defined topic at a standard considerably higher than that of an MA dissertation, while a PhD thesis is an original and significant contribution to knowledge in the field of art history.
A candidate shall serve written notice to the Chairman of the Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee (DRPC) of his/her intention to submit a thesis for examination, at least three months before the expected date of submission.
MPhil and PhD thesis are all examined by one teacher from HKU and one External Examiner specializing in the student’s research area.
After the oral exam, students are granted several extra months to make revisions based on feedback from the examiners before the degree is granted.