The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Spatial Sciences is aimed at equipping students with deepened knowledge and research skills in their specialisation area by creating new knowledge that will bring solutions and implement new ideas to the spatial sciences. The programme focuses on the broad, deepening and research-based learning in the area of Spatial Sciences.
Applicants who hold qualifications from recognised institutions at NQF level 9 in Spatial Science related subjects and/or related cognate areas can be considered for admission to this programme. Applicants need to provide evidence of having conducted supervised research at master degree level. In addition, applicants will be requested to attend a pre-selection interview at the discretion of the FNRSS. The applicants may be requested to make up specific deficiencies at the discretion of the Dean, through the respective Head of Departments. Apart from the applicant’s qualification, the admission of an applicant will also depend on the availability of a qualified and competent supervisor for the planned topic and the available staff resources of the affected department(s). Applicants are welcome to approach the relevant department directly, to discuss possibilities before drafting a concept paper, which is expected to be submitted in draft form prior to the formal application for admission to the programme.