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Faculty Website: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Department of Historical Studies
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD in History
Programme Code: P7015Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
The programme comprises the following: An oral doctoral examination (the equivalent of two modules each consisting of four papers), which must be taken before the thesis is submitted. The study programme for the examination must be arranged with the supervisor and approved by Senate. It consists of a major theme and two sub-themes. A thesis that makes a contribution to the state of knowledge in the field of Historical Studies and an article ready for publication in an accredited journal are required.
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.