A student for a doctorate degree must complete his or her studies within four years after first registering for the degree and the study comprises of a 60 000-100 000 word thesis based on a research proposal approved by the Research Proposal and Ethics Committee and ethical clearance. The thesis must produce positive research findings and substantively advance the state of archaeological knowledge.
Students are required to defend their written thesis in an oral presentation (AGL 900) – format to be decided by the thesis supervisor and the programme manager.
Students must conduct at least 16 weeks of fieldwork by the end of the PhD programme and demonstrate mastery over advanced field techniques.
- A master’s degree in Archaeology or very closely related discipline for which a minimum of 70% has been obtained.
- Students with an average of between 65% - 70% could be considered under special circumstance. Apply to the Head of Department.
- 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.
Students who do not have the required level of proficiency in English have to take an additional module TTS 751 Academic writing skills.