CPUT Centre for Postgraduate Studies
The Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CPGS) was established in 2009 with the responsibility to coordinate postgraduate studies and postdoctoral research at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).
Postgraduate Studies At CPUT
In the case of postgraduate studies, the Centre liaises with prospective and current postgraduate students. In the former case the Centre links students to faculties through the faculty research coordinators (FRCs). In the latter case the Centre, in conjunction with the FRCs, assists students in complying with the requirements of the Higher Degrees Committee (HDC).
In both cases above, the Centre manages all postgraduate bursaries at CPUT. These include the CPUT bursary, the Mauerberger bursary, the NRF bursaries in all their forms, as well as other grants.
In addition to these core activities, the Centre supports postgraduate students and staff with research assistance such as planning a research project, survey design, questionnaire design, statistical consultation and statistical data analysis. The Centre administers software packages like STATISTICA, SPSS, ATLAs.ti and Turnitin (anti-plagiarism software). Seminars and workshops in research methods and the use of statistics in research are also provided to postgraduate students and supervisors on a regular basis.
The CPGS assists faculties to improve student throughput by monitoring and evaluating student progress based on HDC approvals.
The Centre also assists in increasing student numbers and improving student retention by marketing research expertise and bursary availability to all campuses in the first instance, to the province in the second, as well as nationally and internationally.
Our core mandate is to assist postgraduate students in the pursuit of academic excellence. The Centre aims to enhance the profile of postgraduate activity at the University, to contribute to the goal of attracting students into our research community, and to raise awareness of potential technology innovation as an outcome of postgraduate research.
CPUT Postgraduate Application
First-time applicants and current CPUT postgraduate students
IMPORTANT: Prospective postgraduate students for full thesis studies must first identify a research topic and supervisor before applying.
Acceptance is dependent on a supervisor being available for a specific field of study – you should consult with the department before submitting your application.
Be sure to include the following information when communicating with the department.
• Student number (if known)
• Proposed Qualification
• Proposed field of Research
• Possible supervisor (if known)
For information on the fields/ areas of study and supervisors click here.
To start the Application process go to: http://www.cput.ac.za/study/apply
- International postgraduate studies, Postgraduate 2019 application form PDF.
Postgraduate Admission requirements
M & D Full Research is 15 March 2020 for both National and International applicants.
RETURNING higher degree (Master’s and Doctoral) and structured Master’s degree candidates must register by 6 March each year.
Other CPUT Important Information
Centre for Postgraduate Studies
Phone: +27 21 953 8600
New Library Building, Bellville Campus
CCE Building, Cape Town Campus