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Masters & Doctoral

Course Manager: Prof Caroline Khene

Masters and Doctoral degrees in Information Systems are offered through the Faculty of Commerce and are currently by thesis submission only.

Normally only students holding an Honours degree will be accepted as candidates for a Masters degree. In order to enrol for a Doctoral degree, candidates must be in possession of a Masters degree or be permitted to upgrade from the Masters degree by the Board of the Faculty. Candidates shall not be admitted to the Masters degree until at least two years after completing a Bachelors degree or one year after completing the degree of Bachelor with Honours. The final thesis submission will be examined by external examiners.

Applications for Masters or Doctoral studies in Information Systems should be submitted by 30 November of the year preceding the year for which initial registration is required. Admission as a candidate for the Masters or Doctoral degree is dependent on the approval of the Board of the Faculty following a recommendation from the Head of Department. The Faculty will appoint at least one supervisor (who must be an academic staff member in the Department of Information Systems) to guide the candidate during the course of their studies.

Higher degree candidates are required to attend a series of compulsory research workshops and colloquia during their first year of Masters or Doctoral studies. Further details are available from the M&D course manager.

Candidates who have been accepted for senior postgraduate studies should register before the end of February each year.

•    You can access detailed information about application requirements and the process to be followed by clicking on the Quick Link entitled “IS Postgraduate Application”
•    You can access information about postgraduate bursaries and scholarships by clicking on the Quick Link entitled “Bursaries and Scholarships”
•    You can access general information about postgraduate studies and resources at Rhodes University by clicking on the Quick Link entitled “Postgraduate Studies at Rhodes”. The Higher Degrees Guide (available under Postgraduate Resources) is a particularly valuable source of information.

Other enquiries should be directed to the Masters & Doctoral manager, Prof Caroline Khene (C.Khene@ru.ac.za).

Last Modified: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:42:41 SAST