PhD (Decision-Making and Knowledge Dynamics)

Programme Code

12827 – 978(360)

Specific Admission Requirements

  • An appropriate Master’s degree with a final mark of at least 70%.
  • Proven practical experience in thought leadership, decision-making skills and knowledge work, as well as the ability to do quality innovative research.

Closing Date for Applications

Apply by 30 November of the preceding year.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of the design, planning, execution, assessment and publication of an independent and original research project, in line with the general requirements for doctoral dissertations set by the University.

Programme Content

Compulsory Module

12827 : Decision-making and Knowledge Dynamics 978(360)

Assessment and Examination

If you have not completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Decision-making and Knowledge Dynamics, participation in the coursework phase of the Postgraduate Diploma is a requirement, unless rigorous oral preliminary examinations on relevant material have been successfully completed.

A dissertation that is assessed according to the regulations of Stellenbosch University. You must do an oral examination in addition to the dissertation. Also consult Calendar, Part 1 (General), on doctoral studies.


Programme Co-ordinator: Prof B Watson

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