|07267205||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences||Department: Financial Management|
|Minimum duration of study: 2 years||Total credits: 360||NQF level: 10|
The PhD (Finance and Investment) is a research degree requiring supervised and independent research resulting in a unique scientific contribution to existing knowledge and culminating in a thesis and peer-reviewed publication. The research component contributes 100% towards the degree requirements.
All postgraduate programmes are not offered every year due to capacity and other constraints. Applicants are encouraged to contact the programme coordinator to determine the status of this programme for a specific year.
The module FBS 884 (Research methodology 884) is prescribed. However, under special circumstances, the Dean may give exemption from this module.
The Dean has authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Academic Regulations or Faculty Regulations. The Dean may also, during any academic year and at the recommendation of the Postgraduate Committee, cancel the registration of any student whose academic progress is not satisfactory.
No written examinations or coursework are required. The thesis should however be passed in accordance with the requirements as set out in G50-G54. The requirement of the faculty in respect of Ethical Clearance must also be adhered to.
These research components contribute 100% of the total requirements for the degree.
Minimum credits: 360
An overview of the research process to be followed and the outcomes required of postgraduate students; Foundational research skills for postgraduate students; What is research?; What is a research theory and how can I ensure that my study makes a clear theoretical contribution?; An overview of the structure of a research proposal; Identifying and evaluating possible research topics; Delineating the scope of a study; Writing a literature review; Choosing an appropriate inquiry strategy (research approach) for a study; Writing the research design and methods section of a research proposal.
Minimum credits: 360
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