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Programme: PhD Leadership and Security Studies

Code Faculty Department
01264639 Faculty of Humanities Department: Humanities
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10

Programme information

This programme is offered as a joint degree by the University of Pretoria and King’s College London.
Further information is available from the programme manager.

Admission requirements

  1. Master’s degree in Political Science or International Relations or Security Studies or relevant master’s degree
  2. A weighted average of at least 70% for the research component of the master’s degree
  3. An admissions essay/examination may be required

       Note: Additional work/modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency

Additional requirements

Prospective students may be required to submit an admissions essay or to sit for an examination or to do additional work/modules to enable them to reach the desired level of study.
An acceptable level of proficiency in English is required.
An approved research proposal is 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 political science and international relations, is written under the guidance of a supervisor. The essence of 
    the thesis is to provide proof of independent research and to contribute to the field of political science and international relations.

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Minimum credits: 360

Core modules


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 students to familiarise themselves 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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