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Doctoral candidates


The thesis

The thesis proposal

The guidelines are not rigid rules, nor are they a requirement that the thesis be fully researched before registration. However, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of how to set about a research proposal.

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Presentation and submission of a thesis

At the conclusion of research, the candidate shall submit a thesis for examination. This will occur after receiving an indication from the supervisor that the thesis is acceptable for submission.

However, a candidate is not debarred from submission without the supervisor's approval. The candidate must inform the Doctoral Degrees Board Officer in writing of his/her intention.

Please complete the Notice of Intention to Submit a PhD Thesis form.

The final dates for submission of such notification for the purpose of graduation are:

The dates for submission of theses are:

For more information please see Points which may be of Interest to PhD Candidates who have Advised of Intention to Submit a Thesis for Examination and General Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Format of the thesis

A candidate must submit three copies of the thesis in temporary binding (glue-spine binding) for the examiners, one unbound copy and one PDF document of the complete thesis on a disk (not exceeding 10MB), a declaration form and word count confirmation form to the Doctoral Degrees Board Office.

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A candidate must submit three copies of the thesis in temporary binding (glue-spine binding) for the examiners, one unbound copy and one PDF document of the complete thesis on a cd (not exceeding 10MB), a declaration form and word count confirmation form to the Doctoral Degrees Board Office. The supervisor(s) should receive copies at the end of the examination process. When the thesis is under examination, the supervisor may have access to the library copies lodged with the Doctoral Degrees Board Office.

Examination

The thesis is examined by three external examiners, at least two of whom are commonly international. The selection of examiners is an important part of the examination process. Appointment of examiners of PhD theses are subject to the approval of the Doctoral Degrees Board.

It is imperative that candidates have no knowledge of the identity of examiners until the examiners give permission for their identities to be known after the examination process.

Please see the Guidelines for the Appointment of Examiners of Doctoral Theses and Procedures for the Doctoral Degrees Board. Music students should please see Procedures for the Doctoral Degrees Board (DDB): DMus Candidates.

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Contact us

For information on submission of theses only: Doctoral Degrees Officer
Room 5.04, Student Administration Building
Middle Campus
Tel: 021 650 2202
Fax: 021 650 4913

Downloads

Please click here for forms and relevant documents.