A PhD student must submit a thesis, which deals with a topic from the discipline of landscape architecture and which provides proof of advanced original research and/or creative work which makes a real and substantial contribution to the field of knowledge and/or practice of landscape 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.
Refer to the G Regulations G.42 to G.54.
Candidates who have obtained a master?s degree in Landscape 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 do supplementary coursework prior to commencing studies.
Examinations and pass requirements
The doctoral examination, either written or oral, is compulsory, and encompasses the content of the thesis as well as the field of study on which the thesis is based.