Programme: DMus Composition

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Code Faculty
01262003 Faculty of Humanities
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 480
Prof AF Johnson
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Programme information

This programme focuses on composition. The degree is also conferred for original creative work.

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements:
• A minimum of 65% in the related masters’ degree programme articulating with the specific doctoral programme.
• Candidates will have to submit a portfolio of compositions for evaluation before being accepted.
Additional requirement:
An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans is required.
Main curriculum information:

Students for the DPhil DLitt or PhD degrees must:

(i) submit an approved research proposal before registration of a specific degree programme. If the proposal is not approved before registration the student register for Doctoral Preparatory (Code: 01283000). This interim registration (to the maximum of one year) will be converted to full registration once the departmental research committee approved the research proposal;

(ii) submit a research proposal on an appropriate topic as approved by the head of department in the department where the degree is supervised during the year of interim registration. The research proposal for the thesis must be approved by the departmental research committee after which it must be submitted to the Research Proposal and Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Humanities for final approval before the research can be proceeded with;

(iii) submit a thesis on the approved topic for examination;

(iv) pass an oral doctoral examination before the degree can be conferred. The doctoral examination which can also be in the format of a defence of thesis or seminar is done before a panel of examiners appointed by the Dean in collaboration with the head of department supervisor and research coordinator.

Additional requirements

  • An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans is required. 

Minimum credits: 480

Core modules

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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