Programme: MPhil (Finance and Investment)

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Code Faculty Department
07255193 Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Department: Financial Management
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Programme information

Before registration a candidate must submit a research outline of approximately 1 000 words to the Research Committee of the Department. If the research outline is officially approved, the candidate will be allowed to register and a supervisor will be appointed. The candidate will work under the guidance of his/her supervisor until the research is completed according to the rules and regulations of the University.

Additional requirements

The module FBS 884 (Financial Management 884) in Research Methodology is prescribed. However, under exceptional circumstances, the Dean may grant students exemption from this module.

Other programme-specific information

The Dean authorises matters not provided for in the Faculty Rules or General Regulations. The Dean may also, during any academic year and on the recommendation of the Postgraduate Committee, cancel the registration of any student whose academic progress is not satisfactory.

Examinations and pass requirements

No written examinations or coursework are required. The thesis should however be passed in accordance with the requirements as set out in G.52 and G.60.2.2. The requirement of the faculty in respect of Ethical Clearance must also be adhered to.

Research information

The research component contributes 100% of the total requirements for the degree.

Minimum credits: 180

Core modules

  • Module content:

    An overview of the research process to be followed and the outcomes required of postgraduate students; Foundational research skills for postgraduate students; What is research?; What is a research theory and how can I ensure that my study makes a clear theoretical contribution?; An overview of the structure of a research proposal; Identifying and evaluating possible research topics; Delineating the scope of a study; Writing a literature review; Choosing an appropriate inquiry strategy (research approach) for a study; Writing the research design and methods section of a research proposal.

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