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Doctorate Degrees in South Africa 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.Students who want to further their education after obtaining a bachelor’s degree may want to pursue a M… 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.

Students who want to further their education after obtaining a bachelor’s degree may want to pursue a Master. This advanced degree is available in a wide range of areas such as science, business, technology, arts and humanities.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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

The purpose of the DTech in Biotechnology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of Biotechnology. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Environmental Management 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
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

Students accepted for this course are required to research, write and present a full thesis (approximately 220 pages), which contributes new knowledge to the field of English ... +

Students accepted for this course are required to research, write and present a full thesis (approximately 220 pages), which contributes new knowledge to the field of English Studies. Specialist supervision is available in the following areas of study: South/ African Literary Studies and Post Colonialism; Renaissance and Romantic Studies; and Contemporary Fiction. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 

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Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/or design and synthesis, and rel ... +

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/or design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific management systems problems of society at large. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Energy Studies 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 Energy Studies is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of energy studies. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 6 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Employment Relations is to develop the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independen ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Employment Relations is to develop the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original work in the thesis. The thesis would constitute a distinctive contribution to the knowledge of and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principle ... +

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Economics is to develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of economic models.

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Economics is to develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of economic models. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Econometrics is to develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of econometric techniqu ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Econometrics is to develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of econometric techniques. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Doctoral study program comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Development Studies on a topic selected in consulta ... +

The Doctoral study program comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Development Studies on a topic selected in consultation with the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies. A Doctoral defense (of the proposal and the thesis) is required in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. An article ready for publication on the thesis content is also required. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

A thesis on a theme in Political Science or International Relations, as a unique contribution which also demonstrates the ability to do independent and meaningful research, is ... +

A thesis on a theme in Political Science or International Relations, as a unique contribution which also demonstrates the ability to do independent and meaningful research, is required. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the thesis. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Physics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of physics. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

For this degree, students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the availa ... +

For this degree, students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. An article of publishable quality must be submitted with the thesis. A Doctoral conference of both the proposal and the thesis is required in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Philosophy. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Operations Management is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/or design and synthesis, a ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Operations Management is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/or design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus