A student for a doctorate degree must complete his or her studies within four years after first registering for the degree and the study comprises of a 60 000-100 000 word thesis based on a research proposal approved by the Research Proposal and Ethics Committee and ethical clearance. The thesis must produce positive research findings and substantively advance the state of archaeological knowledge.
Students are required to defend their written thesis in an oral presentation (AGL 900) – format to be decided by the thesis supervisor and the programme manager.
Students must conduct at least 16 weeks of fieldwork by the end of the PhD programme and demonstrate mastery over advanced field techniques.
- Master’s degree in Archaeology or relevant master’s degree
- A weighted average of at least 65% for the research component of the master’s degree
- Students with a weighted average of 70% or more for the research component of the master’s degree will receive preference
- An admissions essay/examination may be required
Note: Additional work/modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency
Students who do not have the required level of proficiency in English have to take an additional module TTS 751 Academic writing skills.