School of Administration & Management
Bridging Programme in Thesis Success*
Qualification / Course Information
STADIO Higher Education offers an unique bridging programme to equip and support master’s students who would like to enroll for a doctoral programme.
The purpose of the programme is to provide students with the required skills and methodological knowledge for a full research dissertation. It is aimed at students who have obtained a master’s degree, but who are not regarded as ready yet for a doctorate. The Course has been designed in a unique way, which differentiates it from standard methodology courses.
The six-month Bridging Programme in Thesis Success aims to meet this need. Successful candidates may gain admission to doctoral degree studies; however, this is not guaranteed.
The course is presented by the vastly experienced academic, supervisor and author, Professor CH (Neels) van Heerden.
Eminent academics will be involved at crucial stages of the course, including Professor Johann Mouton, whose textbook, “How to succeed in your Master’s & Doctoral Studies – A South African Guide and Resource Book”, is prescribed.
Full support is provided by the lecturer as well as additional academics specifically focused on thesis guidance and student support during the research process. This includes a full suite of formative assignments, occasional lectures and group interaction.
Student support is enhanced through our online interactive communication tool, electronic documents and websites, e-journals and e-books, research related videos, interactive feedback and supportive communication at all times.
THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE BRIDGING PROGRAMME IN THESIS SUCCESS ARE:
an appropriate Master’s degree (NQF Level 9)
This bridging programme consists of the following topics:
The Logic of Research
Choosing a Topic for a Thesis
List of reference
Managing your supervisor
The final proposal