The PHD Programe requirements
The programme is for a duration of 24 to 36 months. Candidates who hold a master’s degree and who wish to extend the research carried out for the master’s programme may take less time to complete the degree. At all times, the end product of the research must result in original contribution to knowledge.
Guide For Preparing a doctoral research proposal
For your guide, the proposal should not exceed three pages typed one-and-half spacing on A4 sized paper. Your Doctoral Research Proposal might usefully be organized into nine sections as follows:
You will be expected to undertake some modules in the discipline. The final thesis should not less than 70,000 words focusing on the area of your preferred specialisation.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
There are instances where students may be able to spend less time on the programme by a method called recognition of prior learning. Recognition of Prior Learning is a method of assessment (leading to the award of credit) that considers whether learners can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding of skills they already possess and so not need to develop through a course of learning.”
That way you will be exempted from doing certain courses on the programme.