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PHD General Information

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We are the largest School in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal comprising of in the following specializations: Science and Technology Education; Mathematics and Computer Science Education; Social Sciences Education; Education Studies; Education, Development, Leadership and Management and Language, Arts and Media Education.

We offer the following postgraduate academic programmes: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDIP), Bachelor of Education Honours (B.EdHons), Master of Education (M.Ed) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 

We are proud of our cohort model of PhD supervision which is well appreciated in many quarters both within and outside the University. The cohort model of supervision is one of the factors behind our increasing postgraduate throughput rate. We have taken our cohort model of supervision to contexts beyond the borders of South Africa. For example, we are currently running M.Ed/PhD cohorts in Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mauritius and intend to extend this facility to other countries. We also offer postdoctoral fellowships. 

For a student who seeks quality academic programmes, the School of Education is the name to keep in mind. For a researcher who wants to go on a sabbatical or research leave, the School of Education is a fruitful destination. We also work in partnership and collaboration with other institutions of higher education through Memorandums of Understanding. New partners are most welcome. We invite you all to read more on our website, and please do not hesitate to link up with us on any matter of interest.


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