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Faculty Website: Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Childhood Education
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD in Education: Childhood Education
Programme Code: P5CHEQ
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 350
The PhD (Education) requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defence and acceptance of a thesis. The candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution to the field of Education.
Prospective candidates will have obtained a MEd.
Prospective candidates will have obtained a teacher’s diploma or teaching qualification, plus an appropriate master’s degree as well as work experience in the field of study. The Education knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the Head of Department, prospective supervisor and a reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration. Students without an education qualification may be allowed to register for a PhD, should those students have appropriate education related experience (e.g. work experience) in relation to the proposed topic of the PhD. Such a prospective student must be involved in pre-registration and a prescribed reading programme. Full registration will be allowed based on satisfactory progress with a Chapter 1 during the pre-registration period. The chapter, approved by the supervisor, must be submitted to the Faculty Office to allow full registration.
Academic performance. Students need to have attained a minimum of 65% in their previous degree. If 65% was not attained, prior learning and experience in the field may be taken into consideration and students could be allowed to register based on a pre-registration research proposal which is accepted by the Department in which the student will be registering.