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Programme: PhD (International Relations)

Code Faculty Department
01264403 Faculty of Humanities Department: Political Sciences
Credits Duration NQF level SAQA ID
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10 SAQA ID:  7385

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
  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 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 international relations, 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 discipline of international relations.

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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 international relations, 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 discipline of international relations.

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