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Doctorate Degrees in South Africa 2021/2022

Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.A Master is a degree that demonstrates students have completed advanced studies in their field of trainin… Read more

Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

A Master is a degree that demonstrates students have completed advanced studies in their field of training. This program is available for students with an undergraduate degree, and it often takes one to two years to complete.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the program is to develop an intellectual with the advanced ability to produce quantity surveying research that seeks to add knowledge and growth to this partic ... +

The purpose of the program is to develop an intellectual with the advanced ability to produce quantity surveying research that seeks to add knowledge and growth to this particular sector. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct inter-disciplinary quantity surveying research of an original nature. It will also promote a lifelong learning approach, as well as an aptitude for training other students in similar fields. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the program is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying construction engineering management with other related inter-disciplinary principl ... +

The purpose of the program is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying construction engineering management with other related inter-disciplinary principles, in order to address construction management related problems within the sector. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct inter-disciplinary construction engineering management research of an original nature. It also aims to promote a lifelong learning approach, as well as an aptitude for training other students in similar fields. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the program is to enable candidates to undertake research at the most advanced academic level culminating in the submission, assessment, and acceptance of a the ... +

The purpose of the program is to enable candidates to undertake research at the most advanced academic level culminating in the submission, assessment, and acceptance of a thesis. The candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of art and/or design. In certain instances, creative work such as designed artifacts, public performances, public exhibitions, or other practice-based outputs may constitute the partial fulfillment of the research requirements. -
PhD
Full-time
2 - 5 years
English
Campus
 

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Johannesburg, South Africa

A candidate is required to produce a scholarly thesis, normally between 70 000 and 80 000 words, that contributes new knowledge and understanding to an aspect of the visual ar ... +

A candidate is required to produce a scholarly thesis, normally between 70 000 and 80 000 words, that contributes new knowledge and understanding to an aspect of the visual arts or an aspect of visual culture in a wider sense. The topic of study is identified by the candidate himself or herself, in consultation with an appointed supervisor, and is developed into a proposal that must be approved by the Higher Degrees Committee of the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students the tools and skills to effectively and independently apply research methodology skills and all the related activities ... +

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students the tools and skills to effectively and independently apply research methodology skills and all the related activities thereto, to prepare a research proposal, conduct a thesis demonstrating an original contribution to the field of study/discipline, to demonstrate the competencies required for evaluation in order to report the results for an academic submission. -
PhD
Full-time
2 - 5 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

​Human resource management entails a strategic and integrated approach to the management of an organization’s most valuable assets – the people – as they individually and coll ... +

​Human resource management entails a strategic and integrated approach to the management of an organization’s most valuable assets – the people – as they individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the core business objectives. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

In that postgraduate program in Afrikaans (Honors, Masters degree and Doctor degree) that human-like existence becomes an investigation door to kyk after that simbole, mites, ... +

In that postgraduate program in Afrikaans (Honors, Masters degree and Doctor degree) that human-like existence becomes an investigation door to kyk after that simbole, mites, metaphor and text what mediates that human-like existence. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Afrikaans
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

UJ Development Studies is concerned with change. We are interested in what we can do to change the world, but also with understanding a world that is changing. Our ethos in re ... +

UJ Development Studies is concerned with change. We are interested in what we can do to change the world, but also with understanding a world that is changing. Our ethos in research, teaching and activism is based upon a deep recognition of the tensions between development as an aspiration to create a better world, and as a normative and powerful (state or non-state) process of intervention into people’s lives. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Doctoral study program comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Film and Television Studies on a topic selected in consultation with the Depa ... +

The Doctoral study program comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Film and Television Studies on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The doctorate in Corporate Communication is designed to develop highly specialized and in-depth theoretical, professional, and research skills within the disciplines of Corpor ... +

The doctorate in Corporate Communication is designed to develop highly specialized and in-depth theoretical, professional, and research skills within the disciplines of Corporate Communication and Communication. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

A thesis is completed on a topic chosen with the Department and written under supervision. Students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (includi ... +

A thesis is completed on a topic chosen with the Department and written under supervision. Students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies), or a cognate Semitic Language. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the thesis is to do thorough research, using both primary and secondary sources in order to make an original contribution to knowledge in Historical Studies. A ... +

The purpose of the thesis is to do thorough research, using both primary and secondary sources in order to make an original contribution to knowledge in Historical Studies. A topic is selected in consultation with the lecturer. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of this qualification is to develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of economic models. A qualifyi ... +

The purpose of this qualification is to develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of economic models. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of staff of the School of Economics and Econometrics. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective students will be allowed to register for the degree. -
PhD
Full-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of applied mathematics. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Aquatic Health is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Aquatic Health is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialization. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus