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Programme: PhD Statistics

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Minimum duration of study: 2 years
Total credits: 360

Programme information

The degree comprises the writing of a dissertation and an article for publication in a recognised scientific journal.

Admission requirements

Consult General Regulations G.42 to G.54

Research information

The weight of the research component contributes 100% towards the total requirements for the degree.

Minimum credits: 360

All doctoral students in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics should enrol for STK 911 which is a compulsory but non-credit-bearing module. The satisfactory completion of this module is a prerequisite for embarking on the research component of the degree programme.

Core modules

STK 911 Research orientation 911 Credits: 0.00

Module content:

A compulsory bootcamp must be attended as part of this module – usually presented during the last week of January each year. Details regarding the venue and specific dates are made available by the department each year. The bootcamp will cover the basics of research to prepare the student for the research component of their degree. Students can be exempt from the bootcamp if it has already been attended in a previous year or for a previous degree. Each year of registration for the doctoral degree will also require the attendance of three departmental seminars. Students should ensure that their attendance is recorded by the postgraduate co-ordinator present at the seminars. The department approves the seminars attended.

STK 990 Thesis: Statistics 990 Credits: 360.00