PhD(LSGC) Programme

PhD Learning Support, Guidance and Counselling

Code

09261540

 

Closing date for application (subject to change and to be confirmed by faculty)

31 August

 

Entry Requirements for UP

Requirements for admission
Subject to the stipulations of General Regulations, a student who holds an MEd degree or another qualification considered equivalent by the Dean, may be admitted to study for the PhD degree in Education. A minimum of 60% obtained in the Masters Dissertation is a pre-requisite for admission.

Additional admission information

Students for the PhD degree must

  • submit a research proposal during the first year of registration and defend it successfully before a panel of examiners appointed by the Dean, in collaboration with the Head of Department, Supervisor and Research Coordinator, before they can start with the research;
  • apply for ethical clearance to the Ethics Committee and commence with field work once the application for ethical clearance has been approved by the Ethics Committee;
  • annually present a progress report on the research to the Supervisor. Continued reregistration depends on satisfactory progress annually;
  • attend all research capacity building sessions on quantitative and qualitative research at doctoral level;
  • submit a thesis for examination on a topic approved by the Dean on the recommendation of the Head of Department;
  • successfully defend her/his thesis at an oral examination;
  • submit proof of submission of an article issued by an accredited journal. The draft proof as well as the proof of submission must be submitted to Student Administration before 15 February for the Autumn graduation ceremonies and before 15 July for the Spring graduation ceremonies. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in the degree being awarded during a subsequent series of graduation ceremonies;
  • in addition to the above mentioned copies, each successful student must submit a bound paper copy as well as two electronic copies of the approved thesis to the Head: Student Administration in the format specified by the faculty and in accordance with the minimum standards set by the Department of Library Services (specifications are available at: http:/upetd.up.ac.za/authors/publish/standards.htm#specs), before 15 February for the Autumn graduation ceremonies and before 15 July for the Spring graduation ceremonies. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in the degree being awarded during a subsequent series of graduation ceremonies.

Research proposal
Guidelines for the format, submission and defending of the research proposal will be communicated by the relevant Head of Department.

Indication possible curriculum and prerequisites - subject to change.

Fields of Study

Fields of study code

Study Code

Examination

Thesis

Learning Support, Guidance and Counselling

09261540

LVB 900

LVB 990

Duration of study

Minimum duration of study and requirements for doctoral degrees
 Also consult General Regulations.

A doctoral degree is conferred

  • at least two years after complying with all the requirements for a master’s degree; and
  • after registration for at least one year as a student for a doctoral degree at the University prior to submitting the thesis.

Medium of presentation (language)

English/Afrikaans

 

Study Fee range

R0 - R0 per year

 

Enquiries about the programme

Name: Prof Salomé Human-Vogel
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2770
E-Mail: [email protected]

Enquiries about the administration of the programme

APPLICATION ARE DONE ONLINE AND SELECTIONS FORMS ARE ONLINE:
Name: Ms Bronwynne Swarts
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5679
E-Mail: [email protected]

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