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Programme: PhD Financial Management Sciences

Code Faculty Duration Credits Download
07267204 Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360
Contact:
Prof HP Wolmarans
[email protected]
+27 (0)124203381

Programme information

All postgraduate programmes are not offered every year. Please consult the relevant faculty concerning the presentation of this programme.

The PhD degree is conferred by virtue of a thesis.

The head of department reserves the right to prescribe any additional modules/seminars for a candidate.

A candidate must also pass the compulsory module in EBW 801 Research methodology 801 if it has not been completed at master’s level. However, the Dean may, in exceptional cases and on the recommendation of the head of department/director concerned, waive this prerequisite.

Admission requirements

  •  Relevant master’s degree with an average of at least 65%.
  • The Dean has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Regulations or the Faculty regulations. Due to capacity constraints, there are not an intake of new students every year. It remains the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.
  • Before registration a candidate must submit a research outline of approximately 1 000 words to the Research Committee of the Department. If the research outline is officially approved the candidate will be allowed to register and a supervisor will be appointed. The candidate will work under the guidance of his/her supervisor until the research is completed according to the rules and regulations of the University.
  • A public defence of the thesis and an article for publication to a recognised accredited journal are part of the prerequisites for completion of the degree. The research component (thesis and concept article for publication) contributes 100% towards the total requirement for the degree.

Additional requirements

The Dean has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Regulations or the Faculty regulations.

Due to capacity constraints, there are not an intake of new students every year. It remains the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.

Other programme-specific information

The head of department reserves the right to prescribe additional seminars for a candidate.

Examinations and pass requirements

The thesis should be passed in accordance with the stipulations of Regulations G.52 and G.60.2.2, as well as a compulsory module in Research Methodology.

Research information

Before registration a candidate must submit a research outline of approximately 1 000 words to the Research Committee of the department. If the research outline is officially approved, the candidate will be allowed to register and a supervisor will be appointed. The candidate will work under the guidance of his/her supervisor until the research is completed according to the rules and regulations of the University.

A public defence of the thesis and an article for publication to a recognised accredited journal are part of the prerequisites of completing the degree. The research component (thesis and concept article for publication) contributes 100% towards the total requirement for the degree.

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    An overview of the research process to be followed and the outcomes required of postgraduate students; Foundational research skills for postgraduate students; What is research?; What is a research theory and how can I ensure that my study makes a clear theoretical contribution?; An overview of the structure of a research proposal; Identifying and evaluating possible research topics; Delineating the scope of a study; Writing a literature review; Choosing an appropriate inquiry strategy (research approach) for a study; Writing the research design and methods section of a research proposal.

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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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