Programme: PhD (Actuarial Science)

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Code Faculty Department
02260772 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department: Actuarial Science
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10

Programme information

A candidate must complete a thesis in one of several fields in which research is actively being done in the Department.

The programme consists of a thesis. Additional modules (as approved by the postgraduate coordinator) may be required depending on the candidate’s background and the scope of the study. The research fields and the names of possible supervisors are available from the department at

Admission requirements

  1. Research master’s degree in Actuarial Science or relevant master’s degree
  2. A CV with contactable references may be required
  3. A copy of final master’s dissertation may be required
  4. An admission interview may be required
  5. At least 60% for the research component at master’s level

Requirement: Exemption for at least five of the A100- and A200-level subjects of the Actuarial Society of South Africa

Promotion to next study year

The progress of all doctoral candidates is monitored biannually by the supervisor and the postgraduate coordinator. A candidate’s study may be terminated if the progress is unsatisfactory or if the candidate is unable to finish his/her studies during the prescribed period.

The regulations and rules for the degrees published here are subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information.

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