A PhD student must submit a thesis which deals with a topic from the list of subject disciplines.
- A master’s degree in Real Estate or an associated field (such as construction management, quantity surveying, civil engineering, architecture, or any other field deemed acceptable by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee); or a MBA/MBL degree for applicants with an honours degree in either quantity surveying, construction management or real estate
- The departmental Postgraduate Committee reserves the right to decide if the applicant is suitable for postgraduate studies based on the academic transcript and required application documentation. The Department has limited supervisory capacity and only accepts candidates for whom it is able to provide supervision. The applicant must intend to do research in the domain of real estate and property development, must determine the research focus area and a potential supervisor and confirm the potential supervisor’s availability (consult departmental website for research focus areas, potential supervisors, as well as required application documentation and procedures).
- An applicant in possession of a master’s degree by coursework may be requested by the departmental Postgraduate Committee to complete a research methodology course prior to commencing studies.
Examinations and pass requirements
The doctoral examination, either written or oral, is compulsory, and covers the content of the thesis as well as the sections of the field of study on which the thesis is based.