Programme: PhD Dentistry

Code Faculty Duration Credits
10264000 Faculty of Health Sciences Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360

Programme information

The degree PhD is conferred by virtue of a thesis, with the proviso that the Faculty Board, on the recommendation of the examination panel, may require an oral examination which deals with the topic of the thesis.

Also consult the General Regulations.

Admission requirements

Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations a candidate will only be admitted to doctoral study if he or she holds a master's degree. If Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery is chosen as main field of study a minimum pass mark of 65% in either MScDent or MChD (Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgery) or an equivalent qualification will be required.

No online applications for the PhD will be accepted. Students have to follow the correct procedure and apply through the respective departments.

All application forms first need to be approved by the Head of Department before students hand them in at Student Administration in the HW Snyman Building (Postgraduate Enquiries).

Contact department before application.

Other programme-specific information

Note: Module code THW 990 Dental Sciences 990 is to be used for PhD projects that fall outside of the boundaries of departments.

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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