Master's proposal submission

STEP 1                                                                        


When the student and supervisor is reasonably satisfied with the proposal, it must be submitted online in order for it to be approved BEFORE further research can commence. It must go through an approval process. All research proposals and applications for ethical clearance must be submitted online..




You will be notified about the progress of your application of your proposal. If there is outstanding information or it is sent back for another round of review, you will be notified.














STUDENT AND SUPERVISOR receives notice that final approval of proposal has taken place. Research may now take place according to UP and Faculty Guidelines.

SUPERVISOR AND STUDENT: Confirm that title has been registered with the Research Committee. Use the applicable Google Form (Student Administration).

  • Study now progresses as a process between student and supervisor.
  • Consult the Postgrad Guide on Finalization and Submission of thesis
  • No thesis will be accepted if ethical application and MoA has not been completed.
  • Consult the Postgrad Guide for guidelines for on-time submission: August for April graduation the following year; April for August/September graduation in the same year.

No student will be allowed to submit a dissertation or thesis for examination without the approval of the supervisor. The printed submission form must be obtained at Student Administration. It is the responsibility of the supervisor to ensure that the dissertation or thesis satisfies the minimum standards.

The student must on recommendation of the supervisor, inform Student Administration in writing of his/her intention to submit – three months before the final submission.

Only complete submissions, with all the required documentation will be accepted.

Submission deadlines:

  • 30 April to qualify for the Spring graduation ceremony in September and
  • 30 August to qualify for the Autumn graduation ceremony in April.

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