Intending PhD applicants should write a pre-proposal that outlines in a few pages their ideas about their intended doctoral work. The pre-proposal will help to determine whether there is a possible match of interests between the prospective student and a potential supervisor(s) in the School of Education. The pre-proposal accompanies the application (see link above).
The PhD is by research (i.e. thesis only), and there is no course work. The mode can be part-time or full-time, but not online. While it is possible to be away from UCT at times during the PhD, we insist that students spend the first six months with us in order to develop their final research proposal. We also strongly recommend that students are in Cape Town for at least the last six months of their write-up.
All postgraduate funding is centrally administered by the Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office. The School of Education does not have any scholarships of its own.
Tuition fees in 2013 are R13400, with a further fee for international students of R3000 (Please see Fees handbook).
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
First School of Education PhD conference. A conference held on 16 and 17 July 2010 has become an annual part of the programme of support for PhD students in the School. Download abstracts (PDF).
Kevin Rochford Memorial Scholarship for study in Science Education. Information (PDF).