PhD (Education Policy Studies)

University of Pretoria
2 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
Pretoria
English
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About this program

PhD (Education Policy Studies)

  • submit a research proposal during the first year of registration and defend it successfully before a panel of examiners appointed by the Dean, in collaboration with the relevant head of department, supervisor and research coordinator, before they can start with the research;
  • apply for ethical clearance to the relevant head of department and Ethics Committee and only commence with field work once the application for ethical clearance has been approved by the Ethics Committee;
  • annually present a progress report on the research to the supervisor. Continued reregistration depends on satisfactory progress annually;
  • attend all research capacity building sessions on quantitative and qualitative research at doctoral level;
  • submit a thesis for examination on a topic approved by the Dean on the recommendation of the relevant head of department and successfully defend her/his thesis at an oral examination;
  • submit proof of submission of an article issued by an accredited journal. The draft proof as well as the proof of submission must be submitted to Student Administration before 15 February for the Autumn graduation ceremonies and before 15 July for the Spring graduation ceremonies. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in the degree being awarded during a subsequent series of graduation ceremonies;

Admission requirements

  • Relevant MEd (or equivalent) degree
  • A weighted average of at least 60% for the research component of the relevant master's degree

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Program content

Year 1

Core modules

Thesis: Education policy studies 995

Final year

Core modules

Thesis: Education policy studies 995

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

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Qualification

Credits:360

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Education

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Education

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
Hatfield
South Africa

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