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Short Course: Online PhD Preparedness course

Are you considering doing a PhD?  Consider completing this Short Course first! 

Dates: Runs August - October each year 
Venue: Fully online
Course Fees: R5 250 for 2021 expect slight increase in 2022

This is PhD Preparedness Course is a 12 week fully online course facilitated by The Harry Crossley Children's Nursing Development Unit in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Cape Town.

The aim of the course is to help students bridge the gap between a Masters' degree and a PhD, especially if the Masters' degree was a clinical or professional degree with less focus on independent research and academic writing skills. The outcome of this course is that students will have a very clear idea of what the PhD journey looks like as well as have the basic skills to tackle a PhD. 

The course consists of 4 modules: 

  • Academic reading and writing skills
  • PhD support
  • Computer and technical skills for PhD
  • Structure of a thesis

Each module lasts between 1 to 4 weeks, in addition to a 1 week introduction and conclusion. Each module is populated with tutorials, summaries and outlines that provide a list of resources to be utilised for the assessments to be completed. Students should allocate at least 6 hours a week to get through the course material and assessments.

Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants on successful completion of the course.

For more information or to register please send an email to ce.administration@uct.ac.za

Only participants registered for the course will be eligible to participate.