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Programme: PhD Politics

Code Faculty Department
01264629 Faculty of Humanities Department: Political Sciences
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10

Admission requirements

  1. Master’s degree in Political Sciences or relevant master’s degree
  2. A weighted average of at least 70% for the research component of the master’s degree

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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