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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

The doctoral study requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defense, and acceptance of a thesis. The defining ch ... +

The doctoral study requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defense, and acceptance of a thesis. The defining characteristic of the qualification is that the candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution to the field of Education. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 5 years
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Chemistry is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of Chemistry. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 6 years
English
Jan 2022
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
 

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Johannesburg, South Africa

The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, and application of Business Management principles, culmin ... +

The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, and application of Business Management principles, culminating in independent and original scientific work. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2022
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
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; Text Editing; Medieval, Renaissance and Romantic Studies; and Contemporary Fiction -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 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
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Computer Science 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 - 6 years
English
Jan 2022
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 purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in ... +

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the th ... +

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific 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. Qualifying students should also display competence in the application of related research methodology and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Students should also be able to reflect on their research findings. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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

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

In a Doctoral Degree, students prove their ability to do original research. Ideally, this research should lead to the publication of an article or a book. The formative value ... +

In a Doctoral Degree, students prove their ability to do original research. Ideally, this research should lead to the publication of an article or a book. The formative value of a Doctoral Degree cannot be overestimated: acquiring and practicing skills of creative and original thinking, problem-solving, critical reading, analysis, and synthesis. The topic of the degree should contribute to our understanding of Greek civilization (Ancient, Hellenistic, Byzantine or Modern) and its contribution to Western civilization (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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

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

On a more advanced level (Doctoral studies) students are encouraged to collaborate with us in our fields of expertise, i.e. the Contemporary French Novel, Autobiography; Conte ... +

On a more advanced level (Doctoral studies) students are encouraged to collaborate with us in our fields of expertise, i.e. the Contemporary French Novel, Autobiography; Contemporary French Theatre and Francophone Literature in order develop their capacities for research and critical thought. The French Department’s Doctoral Degree is designed for dedicated researchers and mainly consists of a dissertation. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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