Programme: PhD Radiography

Code Faculty
10260571 Faculty of Health Sciences
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 2 years

Programme information

Also consult the General Regulations.

The PhD degree study in the field Radiography is conferred by virtue of a thesis and, unless the Dean decides otherwise, an examination (RAD 900) which deals with the field of the thesis.

Note: All PhD students must register for, and attend (TNM 800) Applied research methodology 800 satisfactorily. (Exemption will be granted if the module has already been passed for the MRad degree.)

Admission requirements

Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations, a student will only be admitted to doctoral degree studies if he or she is in possession of a master’s degree.


Research information

(a)   The thesis (RAD 990) must deal with a problem from one or other field of Radiography, it must give an overview of the literature on the topic, and a description of the observations made and experiments done by the student, as well as a discussion of the conclusions reached, and furthermore convince the promoter and examiners that it represents original research.

(b)    A complete research protocol in respect of the proposed thesis must be submitted to an evaluation committee at the commencement of the doctoral studies, and also to the Ethics Committee for approval.

(c)    The evaluation committee is constituted by the head of department, in conjunction with the Chairperson of the School, and will consist of experienced persons in research in the proposed field of study of the candidate.

(d)     At least two committee members will be appointed from other national and/or international tertiary institutions. Due to financial constraints, technological aids will be used in the case of committee members from foreign universities who will therefore be unable to attend the meeting. The report of the evaluation committee will be made available to the candidate in writing.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of each student to familiarise himself or herself well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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