The PhD with the option in Fraud Risk Management is a research degree, requiring the completion of supervised as well as independent research resulting in a thesis.
Not all postgraduate programmes are offered every year. Please consult the relevant faculty's student administration concerning the presentation of this programme.
- Relevant master’s degree or MPhil in Fraud Risk Management from the University of Pretoria or equivalent degree or Master’s degree in Financial Sciences
- A cumulative weighted average of at least 60% for the master’s degree
The Dean or Postgraduate Committee has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Academic Regulations or the Faculty regulations.
Due to capacity constraints, there is not necessarily an intake of new students every year. It remains the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.
Refer to General Academic Regulations G50 and G54.
The research component comprises a thesis from which a research article for publication (General Academic Regulation G51) follows. Proposals must be presented to the departmental PhD committee and must be officially approved by all relevant committees before the candidate can commence with his/her research. The candidate will continue his/her research under the guidance of his/her supervisor until the research is completed according to the rules and regulations of the University. A research article, approved by the study leader, based on the candidate's research must be submitted for publication to a recognised accredited journal. The submission of an article is a compulsory pre-condition for the degree to be conferred.
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.