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Higher Degrees and Research Committee (HDRC)

​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview of the HDRC

​We strive towards research that is locally relevant, internationally recognised and intellectually excellent. We wish to enable graduate research that is ethically mindful and makes an original contribution to the Arts and the Social Sciences.

In this vision, research has high prominence, together with the other strategic aims of the University. Research plays an important role in the institutional focus on four strategic areas, namely, (i) to broaden our knowledge base, (ii) to promote student success, (iii) to increase diversity, and (iv) to become systemically sustainable.

 

Document repository for higher degrees students and supervisors (click on the title of the document to open)

MASTER'S (MA) STUDENTS

​* Important dates and deadlines for MA students


DOCTORAL (PhD) STUDENTS

 
* Regulations for and formats of PhD dissertations
* Guidelines for PhD (by monograph) proposals
* Intention to submit form (PhD)
* PhD examination process and procedure​s​

SUPERVISORS

General matters
Masters matters
 
Doctoral matters

 

HDRC Members

COMPOSITION OF HDRC

Dr Cindy Steenekamp (Chair)
Prof Anthony Leysens (Dean)
Katelynn Snyman (BASC representative)

ARTS SUB-COMMITTEE

Prof Stephanus Muller (Africa Open)
Prof Stella Viljoen (Visual Arts)
Dr Carina Venter (Music)

LANGUAGES SUB-COMMITTEE

Prof Catherine du Toit (Vice-Dean)
Prof Manne Bylund (Gen. Linguistics)
Prof Ilse Feinauer (Afrikaans&Dutch)
Dr E​lbie Adendorff (Afrikaans&Dutch)

SOCIAL SCIENCES SUB-COMMITTEE

Prof Pieter Fourie (Vice-Dean)
Prof Sandra Swart (History)
Prof Dennis Francis (Sociology)
Prof Lou-Marie Kruger (Psychology)
Prof Ashraf Kagree (Psychology)