PHD Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements as presented in 1.4 under General Information in the Rule Book of the Faculty of the Humanities, the following requirements apply:

  • (i) The candidate must be in possession of a MA Exit Level 9 qualification in Political Science.
  • (ii) A minimum of 65% for the dissertation, or 70% for a mini-dissertation, must have been obtained.
  • (iii) Admission is subject to departmental approval. In addition to their formal studies, students are expected to take part in conferences, seminars and lectures by visiting speakers.
POLS9100: Doctoral thesis (PhD)

If a candidate’s application satisfies the prerequisites for a Ph.D. and the candidate has been accepted by the Departmental Chairperson, a topic is chosen by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor. Candidates formally present a research proposal and if approved by the department, write a thesis on the approved topic.

In addition to their formal studies (Thesis in Political Science), students are expected to take part in conferences, seminars and lectures by visiting speakers.

For more information, please refer to the Rule Book


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

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

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