Overview Of PhD Postgrad Environments

Overview of PhD

This poster provides an overview of the Purpose and Scope of a PhD study, drawing on the South African Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF) and the South African Qualifications Authority Level Descriptors. The poster is useful for current PhD candidates, and those hoping to engage in a PhD, as well as supervisors supporting PhD candidates. The poster includes the level Purpose, scope and descriptors of a PhD, as well as a breakdown of notional hours.

Overview of PhD EPE

Developed by Priya Vallabh – Rhodes University

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Who might find this useful?

  • This resource may provide a useful tool for supervisors to use in their first supervision meeting with new PhD candidates, to open a discussion about the level and scope of work required in a PhD.
  • It may also be useful for PhD candidates who would like to understand the scope of commitment required from them.