Doctoral Office
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​Research Development and Support

​About the Tygerberg Doctoral Office

The Tygerberg Doctoral Office (TyDo) supports senior postgraduate studies in the SU Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. We administer the examination of full research (100%) masters theses; facilitate the Pre-Doctoral Short Course; support PhD studies - from the point of departmental selection to submission for examination; and provide a faculty contact point for consolidocs, postdoctoral fellows, and their hosts. 

Students completing a Research (100%) Master’s Degree in the FMHS will be attended to by TyDo for examination purposes. Send Ms Nicoline Cockrell (nicolinecockrell@sun.ac.za) a single mail with all three PDF attachments: the approved thesis, Turnitin report, and signed release form.

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TyDo offers comprehensive support for FMHS doctoral studies, from the point of formal selection through review to submission. All queries about doctoral studies in this faculty are welcome at tyg-phd@sun.ac.za.


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TyDo facilitates the FMHS pre-doctoral short course. A limited number of students are selected for this two-week block course. Ms Bronwyn Coombs (bcoombs@sun.ac.za) welcomes queries from prospective students.

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Postdoc​toral Fellowship

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences invites applications for consolidoc funding and postdoctoral research fellowships directly upon completion and up to five years after completion of a doctoral degree. Please direct enquiries to tyg-phd@sun.ac.za. Read more ›​​​​​​​​