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Application dates for 2025

All applications open on Wednesday 15 May 2024. Please check the final application date for each programme.

Click HERE for a guide to postgraduate applications. Click HERE to apply on SUNStudent.

PhD in Creative Writing

Other PhD programmes

Portfolio submission dates to follow
Apply before Saturday 30 November 2024

Guidelines for all PhD programmes ​​​​​​

Click HERE for the administrative guidelines for all doctoral programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

PhD programmes in the Department

Click on the programme names below to get the latest information on programme requirements and the contact information for the various programme coordinators.

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Creative Writing



We are awaiting final approval from the Department of Higher Education and Training. Watch this space.The PhD in Lexicography will not be presented in 2024. Watch this space to find out about applications for 2025.