PG Dip in Research Supervision

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Deans Office: Education, Faculty of Education
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Department: Deans Office: Education
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PG Dip in Research Supervision
Programme Code: E5PRSQ
Medium of Facilitation: Part-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 10317

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Oct 31, 2022


To develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions of inexperienced, future and current postgraduate supervisors, by exposing them to and by actively involving them in the latest scientific thinking, practice, theories, policies, methodologies and strategies related to the supervision of postgraduate (master’s and doctoral) students within the evolving South African Higher Education context. It is envisaged that participants will gradually become reflective practitioners of postgraduate supervision (including the associated ethics of supervision, approaches to assessment of postgraduate research and research methodologies as they intersect with supervision).

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Admission Requirements

To gain admission into the Postgraduate Diploma in Research Supervision a potential student should possess
a) at least a Master’s degree or equivalent (at NQF level 9) AND
b) have a minimum of two years’ experience of at least honours-level research supervision and assessment at the time of registration, OR have commensurate appropriate Higher Education experience

Selection Process

An average of 65% for the previous degree is required to be allowed into the programme. In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may undergo a selection process, including personal interviews and testing.

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