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Doctorate Degrees in South Africa 2021

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.

Doctoral Programs in South Africa

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Paris , France

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original rese ... +

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research in academia. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 7 years
English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

Chemical Engineering Technology focuses on the handling, analysis, monitoring, properties, and processing of a wide variety of materials such as chemicals, compounds, pastes, ... +

Chemical Engineering Technology focuses on the handling, analysis, monitoring, properties, and processing of a wide variety of materials such as chemicals, compounds, pastes, petroleum derivatives, mining ores, pharmaceuticals, gas products, and more. Chemical reactions and properties are examined on a small scale and then applied to real-world industrial settings. Chemical Engineering involves chemical exchanges between substances when raw materials are turned into products. It also investigates the nature of chemical reactions and involves process and equipment optimization commissioning and design, troubleshooting, and problem-solving. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

The Department has grown to one of the largest in South Africa and is home to a staff that is actively involved in cutting-edge research. The Department maintains strong links ... +

The Department has grown to one of the largest in South Africa and is home to a staff that is actively involved in cutting-edge research. The Department maintains strong links with industry and professional associations and provides its undergraduates with training and expertise in hi-tech laboratories with cutting edge equipment. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 

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Johannesburg , South Africa

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering specializes in computer systems engineering and electrical engineering technology programs.

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering specializes in computer systems engineering and electrical engineering technology programs. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

in Industrial Engineering is to develop the competencies of the postgraduate student in a chosen field of specialization on an advanced level. It requires a student to underta ... +

in Industrial Engineering is to develop the competencies of the postgraduate student in a chosen field of specialization on an advanced level. It requires a student to undertake research at the most advanced academic levels, which will be evident in the acceptance of a thesis. This qualification enables the student to make a direct and original academic contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the area of specialization. -
PhD
Full-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

Mechanical Engineers play a significant role in product design, manufacture, maintenance, research, control, development, management, and marketing of mechanical engineering s ... +

Mechanical Engineers play a significant role in product design, manufacture, maintenance, research, control, development, management, and marketing of mechanical engineering services. Mechanical Engineering is concerned with a large variety of mechanical equipment varying from small items to large constructions such as aircraft, railways, spacecraft, ships, motorcars, and major transport equipment. In South Africa, Mechanical Engineers make a significant contribution to heavy industries, transport services, manufacturing, mining, consulting, research, and the commodities industry. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

The Department of Metallurgy maintains strong links with the metal industry within South Africa, providing undergraduates with exposure to a wide range of metal-related operat ... +

The Department of Metallurgy maintains strong links with the metal industry within South Africa, providing undergraduates with exposure to a wide range of metal-related operations. The exposure equips graduates with sound knowledge of metal production, design, and manufacture. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

Engineering Management is a specialized form of management that provides core intellectual concepts in marketing, finance, business law, and management. Representing a combina ... +

Engineering Management is a specialized form of management that provides core intellectual concepts in marketing, finance, business law, and management. Representing a combination of engineering skills and business knowledge that are required to cultivate innovative solutions to complex business problems. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

Quality and Operations Management includes a range of activities from managing quality and process strategy to human resources and supply chain management.

Quality and Operations Management includes a range of activities from managing quality and process strategy to human resources and supply chain management. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
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
Jan 2021
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
Jan 2021
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
Jan 2021
Campus
 
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
Jan 2021
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
Jan 2021
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
Jan 2021
Campus
 

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