A PhD student must submit a thesis which deals with a topic from the discipline of architecture and which provides proof of advanced original research and/or creative work which makes a real and substantial contribution to the knowledge and/or practice of architecture.
A student must submit at least one draft article to a recognised journal for publication, before or concurrent with the submission of the thesis. The draft article must be based on the research undertaken for the thesis and must be acceptable to the supervisor.
Also refer to G Regulations G.42 to G.54.
Candidates who have obtained a master?s degree in Architecture or the UP MSc (Applied Science) are admitted to doctoral studies.
Candidates in possession of a master’s degree by coursework may, at the discretion of the Head of Department, be required to pass supplementary modules prior to commencing of studies.
Examinations and pass requirements
The doctoral examination, either written or oral, is compulsory, and covers the content of the thesis as well as the field of study on which the thesis is based.