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PhD Programme

Doctoral research should not be undertaken lightly and students should normally have a good research background at the masters level before being considered for admission. Applicants must submit a concept note and find a suitable supervisor, approved by the PLAAS and the Faculty of Economic and Management Science.

PhD candidates must complete the below admissions procedure:
  • develop a concept note of your research, then approach a potential supervisor
  • work with the supervisor to develop your concept note into a draft proposal
  • receive confirmation advice that they can register at the University and register the research title with the Faculty of Higher Degrees Committee
  • develop your proposal and resubmit it to Faculty of Higher Degrees Committee within a year of registering your draft proposal.
Please read the complete Guidelines for Application to PhD Programme at PLAAS before making your application.