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Programme: PhD Politics

Code Faculty
01264629 Faculty of Humanities
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10
Contact:
Prof MME Schoeman
[email protected]
+27 (0)124204066

Admission requirements

  • A master's degree in Political Sciences with an average of 70% is required in this degree.
  • In the case of a coursework master’s degree, the research component must comprise at least 50% of the degree; a minimum mark of 70% is also required for the research component.

Additional requirements

• An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans is required.

• An approved research proposal is also required.

Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    A research thesis, based on independent research done by the student on an approved topic in the broad field of politics, is written under the guidance of a supervisor.  The essence of the thesis is to provide proof of independent research and to make a contribution to the field of politics.

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Minimum credits: 360

Core modules

  • Module content:

    A research thesis, based on independent research done by the student on an approved topic in the broad field of politics, is written under the guidance of a supervisor.  The essence of the thesis is to provide proof of independent research and to make a contribution to the field of politics.

    View more


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