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PhD Programme

We have a lively community of doctoral students under the supervision of members of staff in the department. Our PhD students participate fully in the postgraduate life of the department.

For information on admissions and applications, please click here.

However, if you wish to discuss your application before applying formally – which is strongly recommended - please contact Prof Shireen Hassim - 

We will normally not accept applications from candidates who do not have a Masters degree with a 70% mark.

Every formal application should include:

  1. A proposal of about 3 pages consisting of the following
    Title – Hypothesis and Thesis Question
    Aims and Objectives
    Rationale (why it is important)
    How it fits into the broader literature in the field

  2. Official – Academic record of all degrees

  3. Three Academic references (ideally with email addresses and phone numbers)

  4. Chapter of a thesis or article that you have written