Date: 3 June 2024 to 1 September 2024
Venue: UCT's VULA e-learning platform
Time: refer to programme

Course Fees: R 6,150 per person [Includes full online access to course material and support from CNDU staff team]

Open to: Anyone with a Masters qualification considering PhD study
Format: Fully online with Vula (UCT’s e-learning platform)
Time input: Students will need 6-8 hours per week for the full 12 weeks.

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Are you considering doing a PhD?

This is a 12 week fully online course facilitated by the Children’s Nursing Development Unit (CNDU), in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Cape Town.

The aim of the course is to help students bridge the gap between a Masters' degree and a PhD, 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;
  • Support required for a PhD;
  • Technical skills-word processing, storage, presenting and reviewing;
  • Thesis structure.

Each week offers structured learning activities that share resources, promote reflection, enable learning, all designed to contribute to the development of the skills and knowledge required to complete a weekly assignment.

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

Registration closing date: Friday 17 May 2024

For more information please visit CNDU Website or contact:

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