The research and administrative process for postgraduate studies consists of the following steps and stages.

Stage 1

MEET WITH Head of Department (HOD)/ Faculty Research Manager (FRM) TO IDENTIFY SUPERVISOR AND PROJECT WITHIN RESEARCH CLUSTER

  • Graduate visits  HOD /FRM to discuss research project for M or D study
  • Student is referred to Supervisor/Study Leader
  • Student drafts conceptual proposal that is aligned with one of the university’s research clusters

Stage 2

REGISTRATION

  • Student registers upon approval of proposed research by faculty
  • All  INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES will be  dealt with by Student Administration
  • Student complies with institutional regulations in Yearbook and Student Assessment Manual 2014

Stage 3

FROM FACULTY TO  Research & Development : APPROVAL OF PROTOCOL

  • Supervisor and Co-Supervisor are formally appointed within the  faculty
  • Student formalises protocol (LS 262)
  • Supervisor provides guidance to  student  and informs student about administrative process
  • Title Registration Committee within faculty approves scientific merit of protocol and registers title on faculty database
  • FRC submits approved protocol to UIRC for ratification

Stage 4

GRANT APPLICATION

  • Student applies for grant, Supervisor assists.
  • Approval of grant will be based on institutional and faculty-specific criteria
  • Student formally accepts grant conditions
  • Grant registration on Research Administration System
  • Quarterly progress reports via FRMs before pay-out of monthly stipends

Stage 5

PROCESS TO COMPLETION/ASSESSMENT

  • Supervisor provides guidance
  • Student utilises support and attends workshops offered by R&D
  • Student submits article  according to assessment requirements
  • External examiner appointed to evaluate final dissertation/thesis
  • Awarding of qualification

Contact: Graduate School

Updated: 2 April 2014

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