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School for Education Research & Engagement

Make a significant and original contribution at the frontiers of Education by enrolling for the PhD in Education programme.
The cutting-edge research done towards the PhD provides an opportunity to investigate a problem in the education arena through research at the most advanced level. This high-level research culminates in the submission, assessment and acceptance of a thesis. The skills, knowledge, attitudes and values embedded in this programme also equip the incumbent to evaluate other Education research.

By selecting a research topic for the PhD research that resonates with the research niche areas of the Faculty (see relevant document in the right hand menu), the incumbent is assured that the relevant expertise exists in the Faculty.

Admission requirements

  • The M Ed degree; or
  •  An appropriate Masters degree
  • An average of at least 60% for the M Ed degree
  •  Admission will be based on a formal selection process
  •  Submission of a 2000 word preliminary proposal as per faculty guidelines contained in the information booklet  

Mode of delivery

The program is offered on a part time basis or full-time basis, conducting reasearch independently with a supervisor.

Contact information
Mrs Carol Poisat
Secretary: Prof Sylvan Blignaut
Tel: 27 41 504 4310

Dr Mathabo KHAU
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 4861

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