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.
- Relevant master’s degree
- A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the master’s degree
The module FBS 884 (Research methodology 884) is prescribed. However, under special circumstances, the Dean may give exemption from this module.
Other programme-specific information
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.
Examinations and pass requirements
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.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.