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APPLICATIONS

Local students’ application form

Electronically: See how to apply for admission online.

Closing date: end of October for January of the following Semester

Geography can be taken as a subject within several different degree programmes, within the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

international students’ application form

Electronically: See how to apply for admission online.

Closing date: end of October for January of the following Semester

PHD IN GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Specific admission requirements:

An MA degree in Geography and Environmental Studies or a related discipline or a Master’s degree approved by Senate.

Nature of the programme:

The programme focuses on the study and resolution of human-environmental and urban or tourism-related problems and phenomena from a spatial perspective.

Compulsory module:

49905 : Geography and Environmental Study A 978(360)

Assessment and examination

The dissertation of approximately 90 000 words, which shows the ability to create new knowledge or to reinterpret existing knowledge about a geographical problem is examined according to the University’s prescriptions in Part 1 of the Calendar. 

Enquiries:

Programme Co-ordinator: Prof G Visser
Tel.: 021 808 3103
E-mail: gevisser@sun.ac.za

Admission requirements:

An MSc degree in Geography and Environmental Studies or a related discipline or a master’s degree approved by Senate.

Programme structure and contents:

  • Advanced knowledge and deep insight into the complexity of a selected geographical research problem
  • A dissertation which places the research in a disciplinary context and contributes to the creation of new knowledge
  • Ability to independently design and effectively manage complex systems and to communicate to and defend results among peers

Nature of programme:

The programme focuses on the study and resolution of environmental problems and phenomena from a spatial perspective. The dissertation research can be done full-time or part-time. The research topic is developed and approved by the Faculty.

Dissertation

A dissertation of approximately 90 000 words, in which the candidate shows the ability to create new knowledge or to reinterpret existing knowledge about a geographical environmental problem.

Assessment and formal provisions

The dissertation may be presented in Afrikaans or English and is examined according to the University’s prescriptions in Part 1 of the Calendar.

Enquiries:

Programme Co-ordinator: Prof H de Klerk
Tel.: 021 808 9322
E-mail: hdeklerk@sun.ac.za

Programme Content

A dissertation on the results of your independent scientific research is required. See also section 2.3 in the Faculty of Science Calender for general information on the PhD degree in the Faculty of Science.

Enquiries:

Programme Co-ordinator: Prof H de Klerk
Tel.: 021 808 9322
E-mail: hdeklerk@sun.ac.za

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Bursaries and loans:

Tuition fees:

Accomodation:

The same prescribed application form is used for applications for admission to a programme and to accommodation in a university residence. http://www0.sun.ac.za/pgstudies/living-in-stellenbosch-1.html

Apply online at www.maties.com or contact 021 808 9111 for an application form.

Private accommodation:

  • Student housing office: 021 808 2848
  • The closing date for applications is 30June of the year before accommodation is needed

Enquiries:

Postgraduate Coordinator: Ms D Davids
Tel.: 021 808 3218
E-mail: deidre@sun.ac.za

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