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Application Process

Applicants are advised to first email the Higher Education Studies Doctoral Coordinator, Professor Sioux McKenna, expressing their interest and detailing their proposed topic: s.mckenna@ru.ac.za

If you have already been in communication with a prospective supervisor, please copy her or him on such correspondance.

You will then be asked to submit two documents:

  • An essay (maximum 8 pages including references) in which you outline your proposed study or topic area in more detail. This essay should show some engagement with the key literature but does not need to detail the methodology.
  • A brief CV that specifies experience in Higher Education and provides details of Masters Research and publications or conference presentations if relevant.

On the basis of these documents, you will be advised as to whether CHERTL has the capacity to supervise your study and whether you should register for a PhD or for the Pre-Doc programme.

Formal application for the Doctoral Programme is via the Registrar’s Office but this should only be submitted when you are asked to do so. Details as to this process can be found on the Research Division’s site, or by clicking here. If previous qualifications are from institutions in countries other than South Africa, a SAQA equivalency certificate is required.

To find out more about undertaking a PhD through Rhodes University, you are encouraged to visit the Research Division’s website for Postgraduates.


Last Modified: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 11:44:09 SAST