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Faculty Website: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Department of English
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD in English (Research)
Programme Code: P7009Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
A thesis of approximately 220 pages on a suitable topic, in which the candidate is expected to demonstrate original insights and exercise advanced research skills. Study is by individual supervision, and candidates are encouraged to take part in related departmental seminars. In the final year of study, candidates should present at least two public departmental seminars on their research findings, and prior to presentation of the thesis, take a doctoral examination (written or oral and equivalent to two papers of four modules each) to satisfy the department of their adequate knowledge of English literature outside the period of research and the principles of poetics and research.
For admission to a doctoral programme, applicants must have successfully completed a relevant master’s programme in the same or relevant field of study or discipline as determined by the relevant Faculty Board, approved by the SHDC, ratified by Senate and contained in the relevant Faculty Rules and Regulations.
The extent to which applicants meet admission requirements is assessed by the relevant Head of Department, in consultation with the prospective supervisors, in accordance with the admission requirements for the particular doctoral programme determined by the Faculty Board, approved by Senate and contained in the relevant Faculty Rules and Regulations. The Head of Department, in consultation with the relevant Executive Dean, may set additional admission requirements, as approved by the relevant faculty higher degrees committee, for a particular student. Admission requirements are department specific and approved by the Executive Dean. Admission to a doctoral programme is not automatic even if the applicant is in possession of an appropriate preceding qualification.