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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

MASTER'S (MA) STUDENTS

* Important dates and deadlines for MA students
* MA examination process and procedures
* Agreement between supervisors and MA students
* Intention to submit form
* Ethical clearance declaration form​

DOCTORAL (PhD) STUDENTS

* Important dates and deadlines for PhD students
* Regulations for and formats of PhD dissertations
* Guidelines for PhD research proposals
* Agreement between supervisors and PhD students
* PhD examination process and procedures
* Intention to submit form
* Ethical clearance declaration form

SUPERVISORS




 

HDRC Members

COMPOSITION OF HDRC

Dr Cindy Steenekamp (Chair)
Prof Anthony Leysens (Dean)
Zariah Beukes (BASC representative)

ARTS SUB-COMMITTEE

Prof Stephanus Muller (Africa Open)
Prof Elizabeth Gunter (Visual Arts)
Dr Gerhard Roux (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)
Dr Bronwyne Coetzee (Psychology)