This degree is by dissertation only. Students develop their own research topic in conjunction with a supervisor, conduct the research and then write a dissertation of no more than 50 000 words. Research degrees are encouraged where the field of research is clearly defined, the student wishes to concentrate on a specific research topic and has demonstrated the ability to do so.

Application Procedure

All applicants must complete the University Application Form, including a 5-7 page research proposal, and return it to the University administration by no later than 31 October.  The letter of motivation must indicate the name of a supervisor who has agreed to supervise you.

To apply for funding, please see the Postgraduate Funding Office.

If examination results are not yet available when you apply, these will be secured by the University.

All candidates will be advised of the outcome of their applications in due course, typically by mid-December. Successful candidates are required to confirm their acceptance in writing within two weeks.

For any additional queries please contact Mia Karriem. Her contact details are / 021 650 3438