PhD Programme

PhD Programme

Description, selection and outcomes

The PhD (HIV/AIDS Management) is a full research degree. A candidate must be registered formally for at least two academic years before the degree may be awarded. Course work is required as part of the doctoral study programme but is not credit-bearing and is therefore not considered during the examining of the dissertation and the determining of the final result.

The research report contained in the doctoral dissertation is the only document that is examined with a view to the awarding of the doctoral degree. The examination process is handled entirely by the Office of the Vice-Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences.

A successful candidate must conduct advanced, original research of a high quality on HIV/AIDS management issues, which must be approved by the University. The work submitted must:

  • be of a high standard,
  • deal with a central theme, and
  • demonstrate that the candidate has, in the Senate’s view, substantially contributed to enriching the knowledge in the field of HIV/AIDS management (have made an original subject contribution).

A limited number of students are accepted based on academic performance. Meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee selection.

Structure of the programme

The PhD is a full research degree.

Important Information

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Admission requirements

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) from a reputable university approved by Senate for this purpose with an average of at least 65%. Preference may be given to candidates with the MPhil (HIV/AIDS Management) from the Centre.
  • A minimum of five years’ managerial experience at the time of the application.
  • Computer, internet and e-mail skills.

Tuition Fee

Per year registered until completion of the programme, the programme fees are:
  • South African Students = R 24,618
  • International - SADC Students = R 26,171
  • International Non-SADC Students = R 27,908
      NB: Annual percentage increases apply from year to year.
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