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Master’s and Doctoral studies. 20 November 2013 Presenter: Elena Swanepoel. M&D Administrative Support. Email and telephone enquires Applications Registration Reregistration Research proposal results Capturing and reporting of research titles Student data maintenance

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master s and doctoral studies

Master’s and Doctoral studies

20 November 2013

Presenter: Elena Swanepoel

m d administrative support
M&D Administrative Support
  • Email and telephone enquires
  • Applications
  • Registration
  • Reregistration
  • Research proposal results
  • Capturing and reporting of research titles
  • Student data maintenance
  • Es\'kia Mphahlele Building, Block B 1st level,
  • S ’Side
  • [email protected]
  • (012) 441-5702
m d research examination support
M&D Research Examination support
  • Examination process
    • Intention to submit (DSAR20)
    • Appointment of panel of examiners
    • Capturing and release of results
  • Es\'kia Mphahlele Building, Block A 1st level, S ’Side
  • [email protected]
  • Fax (012) 012 429 8119
m d bursaries
M&D Bursaries
  • Administer Bursaries for research students
    • National
    • International
    • Application periods
    • Criteria – passed Research proposal Module
  • Es\'kia Mphahlele Building, Block B 1st level, S ’Side
  • [email protected]
old model vs new model
Old model vs New model
  • From 2014 students will be evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Meeting minimum admission requirements
    • Available supervisory capacity
    • Whether research topic can be supervised
    • Assessment of supporting documents i.e research outline
    • Critical issues: students must visit the website for the selection criteria and the requirements of the research outline/narrative/essay.
application dates 2014
Application dates: 2014
  • 2 steps apply for student number and then for admission
  • 16 September 2013 – 15 November 2013
  • Online only
  • All students who want to study must apply
  • Exceptions:
    • CSET (excluding Computing) – to contact [email protected]
    • Selection degrees handled at Departments e.g.
      • MA in Clinical psychology
      • PhD in Consulting
registration dates 2014
Registration dates: 2014
  • Online only
  • 26 November 2013 – 15 March 2013
  • Re-registration subject to progress
  • Research proposal module max 2 years to complete
  • RPM results due by 30 November 2013
  • No marks allocated to RPM
  • Prerequisite for research component
  • Exceptions:
    • CSET (excluding computing)
nqf levels
NQF levels
  • Higher Certificate (5)
  • Advanced Certificate (6)
  • Diploma (6)
  • Advanced Diploma (7)
  • Bachelor\'s (7 or 8)
  • Advanced Bachelor’s degree (240 credits), follows on first undergraduate degree
nqf levels cont
NQF levels cont.
    • Postgraduate Diploma (8)
    • Bachelor Honours Degree (8)
    • Masters degree (9)
    • Professional Masters Degree (9)
  • Doctoral Degree (10)
  • Professional Doctorate (10)
master s degrees
Master’s degrees
  • Minimum admission requirements
    • Hons
    • PG diploma (NQF level 8)
    • Curriculum:

Research degree

RPM and a dissertation

Or

Coursework/structured degree

Modules, RPM and a dissertation of limited scope

doctoral degrees
Doctoral degrees
  • Minimum admission requirements
    • Masters degree in the field /related field
    • Curriculum

Research only

        • RPM and thesis
cancellations
Cancellations
  • Examination modules
    • May cancel and forfeit minimum fees
    • Research component (rpm, dissertation, thesis).
    • May cancel but forfeit all fees
deferment
Deferment
  • Official break from studies
  • Must apply for deferment before registration commences
  • If already registered – it is a cancellation
  • If not registered – it is a deferment
  • May apply twice one year at a time
want to submit for examination
Want to submit for examination
  • 15 June – September/Spring graduation
  • 15 November – April/Autumn graduation
  • Inform Unisa 6 weeks before the submission date
  • No specific date when M&D results are released
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