Programme: DPhil International Relations

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Code Faculty
01264402 Faculty of Humanities
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 480
Prof MME Schoeman
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+27 (0)124204066

Admission requirements

- A master's degree in Political Sciences.

- An average of 70% is required in this degree.
- In the case of a coursework master’s degree the research component must comprise at least 50% of the degree; a minimum mark of 70% is also required for the research component.

Additional requirements

• Prospective students may be required to submit an admissions essay or to sit for an examination or to do additional work/modules to enable them to reach the desired level of study.

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

• An approved research proposal is also required.

Minimum credits: 480

Core modules

  • Module content:

    A research thesis, based on independent research done by the student on an approved topic in the broad field of international relations, is written under the guidance of a supervisor. The essence of the thesis is to provide proof of independent research and to make a contribution to the discipline of international relations.

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