Programme managers 

Prof A Dick, IT 6-72, Tel: 012 420 2294, email: [email protected]

Admission requirements

·             MIS (Library Science)

·             MIS (Information Science)

·             MIS (Multimedia)

·             MIS (Publishing)

·             MA Development Communication

·             or an equivalent master's degree.


All prospective students will be submitted to selection, which includes a minimum of 70% for the master's degree to be admitted to doctoral studies. 

IT.23.1      DPHIL with specialisation in LIBRARY SCIENCE (Code 12264003)

BIB 990         Thesis: Library science

BIB 900         Examination/justification of thesis


IT.23.2      DPHIL with specialisation in INFORMATION SCIENCE (Code 12264002)

INL 990         Thesis: Information science

INL 900         Examination/justification of thesis

IT.23.3      PhD with specialisation in PUBLISHING (Code 12264004)

PUB 990       Thesis: Publishing

PUB 900       Examination/justification of thesis


Application and registration procedures 

1.     Please see the guidelines for master's and doctoral applications if you intend applying for master's or doctoral programmes.

2.     Please see the department's Research focus areas.

3.     If current student, download application form here

4.     table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; }Students who continue directly after their Honours or Masters studies at UP with their Masters or Doctorate, hand in an application form at the CSC or at EBIT’s Faculty Administration.

5.     Application forms are available at the Client Service Centre (CSC), EBIT’ Faculty Administration in the Engineering building I, Level 6, or on the University’s website ( 

 6.     Students who interrupt their studies at UP and now wish to continue, have to pay an application fee when they hand in their application form at the CSC.

 7.     Students coming from other tersiary institutions, need to hand in the following at CSC:  application form, certified copies of their previous qualification(s), Identification Document, a complete academic record and an application fee. [Bring originals during registration.]

 8.     If you cannot register on campus, you can post the above-mentioned to:  EBIT Faculty Administration, University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road, Hatfield, 0002

Tuition / Registration Fees 

Please see the following website for tuition/registration fees:


Department of Information Science

See above.

EBIT Faculty Administration

General: Ms L Maruma, Tel.: +27 12 420 5316, E-mail: [email protected]

Admissions – postgraduate master and doctoral degrees: Mrs Dawn Taljaard, Tel.: +27 12 420 4095, E-mail: [email protected]



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