Supervision for PhD study is provided by the academic staff in their areas of research. This course is known as CSC600W, PhD in Computer Science.
A student is not normally be admitted to the Doctoral programme unless she or he has completed a Masters degree in computer science and demonstrated that she or he is an exceptionally good researcher who should benefit from further study in their chosen area of computer science. A proposal of the proposed research has to be submitted the Doctoral Degrees Board of the university.
Admission is moreover subject to the student finding
- a suitable research topic acceptable to an approved supervisor, who
- has to ensure, where applicable, that adequate computing equipment is available to the student to carry out the proposed research.
- approval by the Doctoral Degrees Board of the proposed research proposal.
Applications from students who have not completed their previous studies at UCT should include the following information in addition to the normal requirements for admission to a doctoral degree:
1. an indication of the research area of interest and potential supervisors, as well as
2. a motivation from the student in his or her own words giving reasons for wishing to study towards a doctorate at UCT.