Main curriculum information:
In accordance with the stipulations of General Regulations G.1.3 G.45 and G.62 a candidate who holds a MA(Theol) or an equivalent qualificationwith a minimum final mark of 65% and who has completed a successful colloquium doctum will be admitted to the study for the PhD degree. The candidate must hand in an initial research proposal with a view to the colloquium doctum.
(i) A thesis of international standard on a topic in the field of Theology must be submitted and defended in public before the Faculty.
(ii) Prospective doctoral students register for Theology Doctoral Preparatory (Code 06280002) if so determined by the Admission Committee of the Postgraduate Committee.
(iii) The registration period for Theology Doctoral Preparatory is maximum one year and the student must prepare a substantial research proposal under supervision of the supervisor. If necessary the supervisor may prescribe additional fundamental material (eg research methodology) which is essential for the preparation of the thesis to be studied and assessed formally.
(iv) Once the supervisor has completed assessment to his or her satisfaction and the research proposal is recommended by the head of department and approved by the Research and Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Theology the student will be allowed to register for the appropriate doctoral programme.
Other programme-specific information
Also consult the General Regulations. G.42 to G.53.
(a) Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations, G.42 and G.54 a master's degree is required for admission to studies for a PhD.
(b) Unless otherwise decided by the Dean, on the recommendation of the supervisor, the PhD degree is awarded on the basis of a thesis and an examination on the thesis.
(c) Unless the Senate, on the recommendation of the supervisor, decides otherwise, a student, before or on submission of a thesis, must submit proof of submission of an article issued by an accredited journal, to the Head: Student Administration. The submitted article should be based on the research that the student has conducted for the thesis and be approved by the supervisor if the supervisor is not a co-author. The supervisor shall be responsible for ensuring that the paper is taken through all the processes of revision and resubmission, as may be necessary. Conferment of the degree may be made subject to compliance with the stipulations of this regulation.
(d) The student must provide proof by means of his work, thesis and examination of advanced original research and/or creative work which makes a real and substantial contribution to the knowledge of Engineering Science and/or Practice.