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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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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
 

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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

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
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
Campus
 
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
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
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
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
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
 
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
 

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