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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.

 

HDRC members

COMPOSITION OF HDRC

Dr Cindy Steenekamp (Chair)
Prof Anthony Leysens (Dean)
Naledi Kgosana (BASC representative)

ARTS SUB-COMMITTEE

Prof Lize van Robbroeck (Vice-Dean)
Prof Elizabeth Gunter (Visual Arts)
Dr Gerhard Roux (Music)

LANGUAGES SUB-COMMITTEE

Prof Ilse​ Feinauer (Vice-Dean)
Prof Manne Bylund (General Linguistics)
Dr E​lbie Adendorff (Afrikaans&Dutch)

SOCIAL SCIENCES SUB-COMMITTEE

Prof Pieter Fourie (Vice-Dean)
Prof Sandra Swart (History)
Prof Dennis Francis (Sociology)
Dr Bronwyne Coetzee (Psychology)

 

Document repository for higher degrees students and supervisors

MASTER'S (MA) STUDENTS

Important dates and deadlines for MA students

MA examination process and procedures

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

PhD examination process and procedures

Intention to submit form

Ethical clearance declaration form

SUPERVISORS

Important dates and deadlines for supervisors

Pro forma cover page for PhD proposals

Nomination of MA examiners form

Nomination of PhD examiners form

Supervisor declaration form