The PhD in Leadership is a research degree, requiring the completion of supervised as well as independent research resulting in a thesis.
All postgraduate programmes are not offered every year. Please consult the relevant faculty concerning the presentation of this programme.
- Relevant master's degree with an average of at least 65%.
(i) Research methodology module (unless exemption is granted)
(ii) Research proposal
(iii) The Director of the Centre may, however, set additional admission requirements.
Selection for admission will require the submission by candidates of a written pre-proposal which briefly outlines their intended research topic supported by a short motivation.
The Dean has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Regulations or the Faculty regulations.
Due to capacity constraints, there are not an intake of new students every year. It remains the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.
Examinations and pass requirements
The thesis should be passed in accordance with the stipulations of Regulations G.52 and G.60.2.2, as well as a compulsory module in Research Methodology.
The research component comprises a thesis and three research articles submitted for publication. Once the student has registered for the PhD, the candidate will work under the guidance of a supervisor to develop a detailed research proposal in accordance with Centre guidelines and regulations. The proposal must be presented to the Centre PhD committee and must be officially approved by all relevant committees before the candidate can commence with his/her research. The candidate will continue his/her research under the guidance of his/her supervisor until the research is completed according to the rules and regulations of the University. A public defence of the final thesis is compulsory and forms part of the final examination. Three research articles, based on the candidate's research, must be submitted for publication to a recognised accredited journal. At least two of these must be accepted for publication. These articles are a compulsory condition for the degree to be conferred on the candidate. The research component contributes 100% towards the total requirement for the degree.