The PhD programme
Brochure for 2021
The University's general regulations G.45 - G.61 are applicable, as well as the regulations of the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology for the PhD(IT) and PhD(IS) (see relevant Yearbook). Although the official closing date for PhD applications for 2020 is 31 May 2020, we cannot guarantee processing PhD applications for those candidates who apply after 31 October 2019. We have an internal selection process due to limited supervision capacity and the process starts in November. However, these applications will be considered for 2021.
The Department focuses its research on the following broad fields:
Information systems and organisation
Information systems and education
ICT for Sustainable Development
- Data science
See Doctoral Theses for a list of completed PhDs
The study consist of a research thesis to be completed under the supervision of a promoter. Topics for the thesis may be chosen from any of the research focus areas of the Department.
On completion, the candidate is expected to hand in proof of submission of two publishable academic articles of 5000-7000 words together with the thesis for examination. The articles must have been submitted to an accredited journal under the names of the candidate and the supervisor(s) and the University of Pretoria owns the intellectual property rights.