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MPhil | PhD open for applications Print
Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:09
The MPhil | PhD: Science & Technology Studies (Specialisation in Research Uptake & Utilisation) programme offered by the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa introduces the social, political, economic, epistemological, historical and ethical dimension of science as a complex human system.
The focus is on Africa, in particular topics related to science and development, the nature and formations of research systems and knowledge production in developing countries.
The history of the African context (such as de-institutionalised research systems, lack of national funding, poor research infrastructure and the effects of brain drain) is covered, as are the new drivers of university intermediated knowledge production and brokering. A further focus is on research evaluation, impact evaluation and bibliometrics.

Candidates for the MPhil | PhD: Science and Technology Studies (Specialisation in Research Uptake and Utilisation) may be drawn from researchers, research managers, as well as communication and publicity managers, journalists and new media application experts.
Students outside South Africa need to apply by no later than 31 August for next year`s intake. South African students have until 30 September to apply.

To find out more, download this brochure. When applying, please use the University of Stellenbosch`s e-application system. If you experience problems applying online, please contact Marthie van Niekerk.
You will need to include the following in your application, as specified in the brochure:
-- a full CV detailing your academic as well as professional history and experience;
-- a certified copy of your academic transcript;
-- a certified copy of your degree(s); and
-- a typed one-page motivation for acceptance to the programme. The motivation should include a description of your professional goals, and an explanation of the connection between it and the MPhil course.

The complete Application Package must be submitted to the Admissions Department of the University. Incomplete and late applications cannot be considered.

Once the application has been approved by the Programme Committee, you will receive a letter of acceptance, along with other relevant information.

Please note that submitting an application form does not guarantee automatic acceptance to the university or DRUSSA postgraduate programme.
A number of bursaries are available to APPLICANTS BASED AT ANY OF THE 24 DRUSSA PARTNER UNIVERSITIES ONLY. The bursary nomination form, which can be obtained from Marthie van Niekerk , must be signed by the applicant as well as a representative of the applicant`s university`s leadership. The deadline for submitting the bursary application is Friday, 31 August 2012 at 16h30 (South African time). Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their bursary application by no later than Monday, 3 December 2012.


Eunice Kamaara said on 2012-09-20 09:28:12:
Agreed. The “social, political, economic, epistemological, historical and ethical dimension of science as a complex human system’ is what we have missed out in our global development path. It makes sense to promote the study of these.