Minimum study period: 2 years
NQF level: 10
Total credits: 360


In addition to the general prerequisites for admission to doctoral study, the following requirements apply:

  • (i) Admission to the PhD in History is subject to the approval of the academic head of department.
  • (ii) Students must hold a Master's degree in History or any other Master's degree, preferably in a related discipline. In the latter case, an additional evaluation for admission may be required.


A thesis (Module code HIST9100 on a research topic chosen by the candidate in consultation with the promoter. The thesis must demonstrate independent, penetrating research, which will make an original scholarly contribution to existing knowledge in the discipline. The degree will be awarded after successful completion and assessment of the thesis by a panel of internal and external assessors.


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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