*Applications for 2023 are now closed as our research supervision limit has been reached.*

The following criteria are used in selecting PhD candidates:

  • Qualification: Hold a Master’s level qualification [i.e. NQF level 9] in a relevant discipline [e.g. Commerce, Management, Leadership or Business Administration].  This would include course-work Master’s degrees such as an MBA degree.
  • Academic performance: Achieved an aggregate mark above 65% for the Master’s degree.
  • Research capability: Proven ability to conduct independent research. This would be reflected in good academic and research performance and output during the Master’s programme.  Evidence of publishing research findings would be a distinct advantage.
  • Attendance: While the PhD degree is usually offered on a part-time basis and not in attendance, candidates are expected to regularly attend the PhD seminars that are offered online.
  • Capacity and alignment: Matching supervisor and student research interests, along with supervision capacity.
  • Access to data: Have access to a potential site for conducting field work.
  • Self-Funding: Little funding is available for part time PhD study.  Candidates would need to budget for the costs of their annual registration fees, research costs, conference attendance, and occasional meetings with their supervisor. The fees booklet can be found on the Student Fees Page


Last Modified: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 10:14:24 SAST