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 65% has been obtained.
- Applicants who have obtained less than 65% or have a master’s degree from another institution may have to sit for an admissions examination to the satisfaction of the programme manager.
Students who do not have the required level of proficiency in English have to take an additional module TTS 751 Academic writing skills.