A period of three years in residence for consultation with the supervisor is required for the PhD. Students are encouraged and supported to complete up to one year of fieldwork, in an area of study chosen by the candidate, in consultation with his/her supervisor. Supervisors are chosen by candidates, rather than prescribed by the department (when staff are available and not on sabbatical leave).
Depending on space, students are provided with access to an office, and a computer for study purposes. The department encourages socialisation with staff members during tea times, and during staff consultation hours.
Current PhD Candidates in the department
Priscilla de Wet - Identity Politics of the Khoisan
Henning de Klerk - The concept and experience of livelihood in an Eastern Cape community
Sophie Le Chartier - Social policy, racism and the legacy of slavery in Mauritius
Silvana Barbali - Research in Higher Education
Andile Mhlaho - Social policymaking and development: a case study from the Eastern Cape
Recently completed PhD Candidates in the department
Penny Bernard - Water spirits
Joy Owen - Congolese Migration in Muizenberg, Cape Town