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Title: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) IN AGRICULTURE IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FIELDS

UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH

 

  • Horticultural Sciences
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Production Science
  • Forestry and Wood Sciences

Duration (in semesters): 6 semesters

Credits (per semester): 360 credits overall

 

Objectives

The purpose of the qualification is to:

  • equip students with the necessary critical insight, maturity of judgement and experience to undertake independent advanced study and original research in a specialised field of knowledge.
  • broaden and deepen the knowledge base of the chosen field of specialisation by the generation of new knowledge or insight and the exploration of uncharted territory.
  • enable students, as members of the international community of scholars, to participate in and contribute to the universal pursuit of knowledge and by doing so, advance the frontiers of science.
  • produce leaders in their respective fields who will take responsibility for the training of the next generation of scholars and for ensuring quality higher education in future.

 

Structure and content

Submit a complete and well-written dissertation which shows that the candidate has made a particular contribution to the enrichment of knowledge in the chosen field, with proof of independent critical judgement and accompanied by a declaration that the dissertation has not been submitted to another university in order to obtain a degree and that
it is the candidate’s own work.An oral examination to the satisfaction of the University is required.

 

Learning outcomes

The PhD graduate will have a) expert and advanced knowledge of the chosen field of study; b) an in-depth understanding of the complexity of the problems involved; cognisance of the latest developments on the international research scene as far as the specific subject is concerned; c) an expert understanding of the relevance and applicability of proposed solutions.