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Programme: PhD (Forest Science)

Code Faculty Department
02260802 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department: Plant Science
Credits Duration NQF level SAQA ID
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10 SAQA ID:  7385

Programme information

This is an interdepartmental programme. The curriculum is to be determined by the heads of department in the biological sciences.

Admission requirements

1.    MSc degree or MScAgric degree or relevant master’s degree
2.    A  weighted average of at least 65% for the master’s degree

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    *Interdepartmental programme. The curriculum is determined by the heads of department in the biological sciences and will include the research proposal
    development and scientific writing. This is followed by research in the area of the chosen specialization in Forest Science culminating in the preparation and
    submission of research dissertation: including submission of scientific papers for peer reviewed credited journals.

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Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    *Interdepartmental programme. The curriculum is determined by the heads of department in the biological sciences and will include the research proposal
    development and scientific writing. This is followed by research in the area of the chosen specialization in Forest Science culminating in the preparation and
    submission of research dissertation: including submission of scientific papers for peer reviewed credited journals.

    View more


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