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Programme: PhD (Soil Science)

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Code Faculty Department
02260805 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department: Plant Science
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10

Admission requirements

1.    MScAgric (Soil Science) degree or relevant master’s degree
2.    At least 60% for the research component at master’s level
3.    Additional work/modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency

 

General information

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The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    This module involves the development, presentation and approval of a research proposal, the execution of the research project, and the writing up and presenting of the research results.  In addition to the thesis, the student is also expected to publish at least one research paper in a peer-reviewed, UP accredited scientific journal.  An oral examination covering Soil Science and other fields related to the thesis will be conducted after the thesis has been accepted by examiners.  A candidate needs to pass both the written thesis and oral examination to qualify for the degree.

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Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    This module involves the development, presentation and approval of a research proposal, the execution of the research project, and the writing up and presenting of the research results.  In addition to the thesis, the student is also expected to publish at least one research paper in a peer-reviewed, UP accredited scientific journal.  An oral examination covering Soil Science and other fields related to the thesis will be conducted after the thesis has been accepted by examiners.  A candidate needs to pass both the written thesis and oral examination to qualify for the degree.

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University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.

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