Until the dissertation is completed, students must register for at least 2 dissertation credits each semester, even after they have completed the University minimum of 24 credits.
Generally, the candidate works most closely with his/her dissertation advisor/ major professor, although regular contact is expected with other committee members as well.
UCT's Postgraduate Funding Office (PGFO) offers a limited number of scholarships.
While UCT undertakes to assist as many students as possible, the scholarships are not guaranteed.
Please note, however, that the University of Cape Town has its own stipulations regarding due dates and deadlines for acceptance as a student, and that the Centre of Criminology has no power to influence this process.
Contact should be made with to secure a supervisor for your research, as written confirmation of interest in your research is a requirement for acceptance to the Faculty of Law.
The student will need to fill out the appropriate paperwork with the Graduate School for their defense announcement at least two weeks prior to the dissertation defense.
The defense is open to anyone in the University, and students should expect that some strangers might be present.
Selection is dependent on academic record, supervision availability, and topic relevance.
Applications can be made at any time during the year.