Masters & PhD degrees

Master program

Our master program is research based which requires the completion of a written thesis on a topic which makes a contribution to the field of Anthropology. You are guided through the process by a supervisor, and co-supervisor where applicable, who has interest and relevant expertise in your chosen topic. For information regarding supervision availability for specific areas of research please follow the links to the individual staff members. Enquiries for potential supervisors can be directed to the individual staff members whose research areas are most suited to your interests or to the Post graduate Co-ordinator.

Name: Prof. Michelle Cocks / Tel: 046 603 8555 / Email: m.cocks@ru.ac.za

A research proposal is developed and presented to the departmental research committee, followed by submission to the Humanities Faculty Higher Degrees Committee for approval. Research proposals should preferably be finalised within 6 months of registration.  Details for proposal submissions to the Higher Degree Committee can be accessed via: https://www.ru.ac.za/media/rhodesuniversity/content/postgraduategateway/documents/HDG_Guide_2019.pdf.

Ethical approval needs to also be obtained before fieldwork can commence. Ethical clearance is obtained through Rhodes University Ethics Committee details pertaining to their requirements are access via this link: https://ruconnected.ru.ac.za/course/view.php?id=5399

Fieldwork should ideally be completed by the end of the first year. The second year is dedicated to analyses and writing up of your research under the guidance of your supervisor/s. On completion of your thesis it is examined by two external examiners and you are awarded a degree based on their recommendations. 

PhD Program

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Anthropology. You are guided through the process by a supervisor, and co-supervisor where applicable, who has interest and expertise in your chosen topic. For information regarding supervision availability for specific areas of research please follow the links to the individual staff members. Enquiries for potential supervisors can be directed to the individual staff members whose research areas are most suited to your interests or to the Post-graduate Co-ordinator.

Name: Prof. Michelle Cocks / Tel: 046 603 8555 / Email: m.cocks@ru.ac.za

A research proposal is developed and presented to the departmental research committee, followed by submission to the Humanities Faculty Higher Degrees Committee for approval. Research proposals should preferably be finalised within 6 months of registration.  Details for proposals submission to the Higher Degree Committee can be accessed via this link:

https://www.ru.ac.za/media/rhodesuniversity/content/postgraduategateway/documents/HDG_Guide_2019.pdf.

Ethical approval needs to also be obtained before fieldwork can commence. Ethical clearance is obtained through Rhodes University Ethics Committee details pertaining to their requirements are access via this link: https://ruconnected.ru.ac.za/course/view.php?id=5399

Fieldwork is ideally completed by the end of the second year. The third year is dedicated to analyses and writing up of your research under the guidance of your supervisor/s. On completion your thesis is examined by three examiners (including local and international recognised scholars) and you are awarded a degree based on their recommendations

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