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Faculty Website: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Department of Politics and International Relations
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD in Political Studies
Programme Code: P7022Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
A thesis on a theme in Political Science or International Relations as a unique contribution, which also demonstrates the ability to do independent and meaningful research. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the thesis.
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.