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Doctoral Studies (PhD)

The PhD consists of a dissertation which must conform to the requirements set out in the Rhodes University Higher Degrees Guide. Prospective students must usually be in possession of a good Master's degree in either Political or International Studies, or, with the permission of the Head of Department, an approved cognate discipline. Admission with depend also on the availability of suitable supervision expertise in the chosen field of study of any prospective student.

Doctoral students are required to have a thesis proposal passed by the Humanities Higher Degrees Committee by the 30th of November of the year in which the degree is begun. Those who do not succeed in doing so may not be permitted to continue with the doctorate. Thesis proposals must conform to the Higher Degrees Guide and must be submitted to the Higher Degrees Committee with the approval of the supervisor and the Head of Department.

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