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Programme: PhD (Digital Culture and Media)

Code Faculty Department
01264275 Faculty of Humanities Department: School of the Arts
Credits Duration NQF level SAQA ID
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10 SAQA ID:  7385

Programme information

This programme is offered by the Visual Culture Studies division of the Department of Visual Arts.
Further information is available from the programme manager.

Admission requirements

  1. Master’s degree in Visual Culture Studies or Culture Studies or Art History or Digital Media or Fine Arts or Design Studies or Communication and Media Studies or Publishing or relevant master’s degree
  2. A weighted average of at least 70% for the research component of the master’s degree
  3. An admissions essay/examination may be required

Note: Additional work/modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency

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 is required.
An approved statement of intent is required.

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    A research thesis, based on independent research done by the student on an approved topic in the broad field of digital culture and media, is written under the guidance of a supervisor. The essence of the thesis is to provide proof of independent research and to contribute to the field of digital culture and media.

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Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    A research thesis, based on independent research done by the student on an approved topic in the broad field of digital culture and media, is written under the guidance of a supervisor. The essence of the thesis is to provide proof of independent research and to contribute to the field of digital culture and media.

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