Masters and PhD

Research Master’s (180 NQF credits)



PhD (360 NQF credits)


Admission requirements:

(a)  Faculty Rule FM3, FDA1-6 and University General Rules apply.

(b)  Applicants must have the required academic background and submit an acceptable research proposal for which supervision is available. Research degrees are encouraged where the field of research is clearly defined, the student wishes to concentrate on a specific research topic and has demonstrated the ability to do so.

(c)  To be accepted for a research Master’s degree an overall average result of not less than 70% for the Honours degree must be achieved.


Degree structure:

Examination is by dissertation/thesis alone. A Master’s dissertation should not exceed 50,000 words in length. A Doctoral thesis should not exceed 80,000 words in length.