Programme: DPhil Sociology

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Code Faculty
01264592 Faculty of Humanities
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 480
Prof ZS Mokomane
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+27 (0)124203111

Admission requirements

A minimum of 70% for the dissertation in the related master’s programme articulating with the specific doctoral degree programme.

In the case of a coursework master's degree, the research component must comprise at least 50% of the degree; a minimum mark of 70% is also required for the research component.


Additional requirements

• Prospective students may have to submit an admissions essay or sit for an examination or do additional modules to enable them to reach the desired level of study.

• An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans is required.

• An approved research proposal is also required.

Minimum credits: 480

Core modules

  • Module content:

    A research dissertation, based on independent research conducted by the student on an approved topic in a relevant field, is written under the guidance of a supervisor. The essence of the thesis is to provide proof of independent research and to make a contribution to the discipline of sociology.

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