Qualifications offered


Contact: A/Prof D. Ng'ambi                        To apply                                 

The School of Education aspires to have a leading doctoral programme that develops a new generation of researchers whose work is located at the intersection of context, theory, practice, reflection and insight. The PhD is by research (i.e. thesis only), and there is no course work. While it is possible to be away from UCT at times during the PhD, we insist that students spend the first six months with us in order to develop their final research proposal. We also strongly recommend that students are in Cape Town for at least the last six months of their write-up.

All postgraduate funding is centrally administered by the Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office. The School of Education does not have any scholarships of its own.

Details on the fees are available here.

PhD applications are accepted throughout the year. You may apply online

Deadline dates

Final 2017 dates for your notice of intention to submit thesis for examination are:
    •    10 January for persons hoping to graduate in July
    •    20 June for persons hoping to graduate in December
Final dates for submission of theses for examination are:
    •    13 March for persons hoping to graduate in July
    •    15 August for persons hoping to graduate in December

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Read PhD guide for students and supervisors.