Master's & doctoral degrees

Master's and doctoral qualifications

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Master's and doctoral qualifications 

10 January 2024 30 April 2024  30 April 2024 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Business Leadership (MBL) semester 1 modules
* All GSBL students with a 7-series student number should contact the Graduate School of Business Leadership for assistance with re-registration: 

10 January 2024 9 February 2024 16 February 2024

Master of Accounting Sciences (98656) - AUE, FAC, GOV, INT, MAC or TAX

10 January 2024  22 March 2024 30 March 2024 


(only valid for students registering for the qualifications listed below)

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College of Science, Engineering and Technology
(excluding Computer Science & Information Systems qualifications)

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Doctor of Philosophy (90040) - SET, MAT, TEC, CHE, COM, LIF, AST, STA, SCE & PHY
Master of Science in Nature Conservation
(Full Dissertation) (98022)
Qualifications in the Department of Decision Science: Master of Science (98597 - ORE), the PhD in Operations Research (98598) and the MCom in Quantitative Management (98701)

Last modified: 2024/03/28