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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 August 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 SLA Ferreira
Tel.: 021 808 3105
E-mail: slaf@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 SLA Ferreira
Tel.: 021 808 3105
E-mail: slaf@sun.ac.za

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:

Programme Co-ordinator: Prof SLA Ferreira
Tel.: 021 808 3105
E-mail: slaf@sun.ac.za

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