Programme: PhD Landscape Architecture

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Code Faculty
12262003 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360

Programme information

A PhD student must submit a thesis, which deals with a topic from the discipline of landscape architecture and which provides proof of advanced original research and/or creative work which makes a real and substantial contribution to the field of knowledge and/or practice of landscape architecture.

A student must submit at least one draft article to a recognised journal for publication, before or concurrent with the submission of the thesis. The draft article must be based on the research undertaken for the thesis and must be acceptable to the supervisor.

Refer to the G Regulations G.42 to G.54.

Admission requirements

 Candidates who have obtained a master?s degree in Landscape Architecture or the UP MSc (Applied Science) are admitted to doctoral studies.

Additional requirements

Candidates in possession of a master’s degree by coursework may, at the discretion of the head of department, be required to do supplementary coursework prior to commencing studies.

Examinations and pass requirements

The doctoral examination, either written or oral, is compulsory, and encompasses the content of the thesis as well as the field of study on which the thesis is based.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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