Arts & Social Science
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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


DOCTORAL (PhD) STUDENTS

SUPERVISORS

General matters
Masters matters
 
Doctoral matters

 

HDRC Members

COMPOSITION OF HDRC

Dr Cindy Steenekamp (Chair)
Prof. Anthony Leysens (Dean)
Mia van der Merwe (BASC)

ARTS SUB-COMMITTEE

Prof. Stephanus Muller (AOI)
Prof. Stella Viljoen (Visual Arts)
Dr Karolien Perold-Bull (Visual Arts)
Dr Carina Venter (Music)​


LANGUAGES SUB-COMMITTEE

Prof. Ilse Feinauer (Afrikaans&Dutch)
Dr Dawid de Villiers (English)

SOCIAL SCIENCES SUB-COMMITTEE

Prof. Lindy Heinecken (Vice-Dean)
Prof. Vasti Roodt (Vice-Dean)
Prof. Dennis Francis (Sociology)
Prof. Ashraf Kagee (Psychology)
Prof. Sandra Swart (History)
Prof. Lou-Marie Kruger (Psychology)
Dr Suzanne Grenfell (Geography)​​