Students are expected to complete a doctoral dissertation that reflects an original and independent scholarly contribution to the state of knowledge in the field of Gerontology. This will culminate in a thesis examination, which is followed by an oral defense. The student will be guided by a dissertation supervisor in the completion of the chapters of his/her dissertation. As a preparation for the actual oral defense, a mock oral defense will be planned for each student. The culmination of a doctoral student’s final stage of graduate research study lies in the writing, submission and defense of the dissertation.
Credit Units: 80
Presentation Pattern: Every semester