Doctor of Education in
Doctor of Philosophy in Education
University Of South Africa (UNISA)
Pretoria Central, South Africa
6 - 7 years
Earliest start date
Admission requirements: An appropriate Master's of Education Degree with an average of 60%. In addition to the above requirements, applicants must submit a transcript or an academic record, as well as a document describing their intended research. Students will be accepted on the following criteria: Suitability and viability of the intended research; adequate supervisory capacity and research expertise in the discipline or department, and an approved selection procedure that is in line with Unisa's policies on equality and diversity in the discipline or department.
A student registered for a research doctoral program must complete the study program within six years. A student may apply to the Registrar for one additional year of study, which will only consider the application if recommended by the Executive Dean of the College in which the student is registered.
A doctoral degree will require you to research the most advanced academic levels culminating in submitting, assessing, and accepting a thesis. Coursework may be required as preparation or value addition to the research but does not contribute to the qualification's credit value. The defining characteristic of this qualification is that you will be required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the discipline or field's frontiers. This work must be of a quality to satisfy peer review and merit publication.