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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

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. Four seminars and a Doctoral defense (of either the proposal or the thesis) are required in accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
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
Jan 2021
Campus
 

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Johannesburg , South Africa

The DLitt et Phil degree is offered by dissertation only, and registration can be on a full-time or part-time basis. It is the candidate’s responsibility to put forward a suit ... +

The DLitt et Phil degree is offered by dissertation only, and registration can be on a full-time or part-time basis. It is the candidate’s responsibility to put forward a suitable research proposal but the Department of Psychology will provide significant mentoring and supervisory support during this process. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

D Litt et Phil Sociology is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowle ... +

D Litt et Phil Sociology is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

The Doctoral programme entails a substantial piece of independent research that contributes something new to theory or practice in the field of social work.

The Doctoral programme entails a substantial piece of independent research that contributes something new to theory or practice in the field of social work. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

DLitt et Phil (Urban Studies) is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to k ... +

DLitt et Phil (Urban Studies) is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
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 2021
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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2021
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 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

The programme develops intellectual and professional skills of the student. Through the doctorate thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original ... +

The programme develops intellectual and professional skills of the student. Through the doctorate thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

This qualification develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A relevant, problem-based, unique, original and executable topic on an advanced academic l ... +

This qualification develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A relevant, problem-based, unique, original and executable topic on an advanced academic level within this discipline should be researched independently and reported on scientifically, in the form of a Doctoral thesis. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis wo ... +

Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to the knowledge of an insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

Through the doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student shows evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would c ... +

Through the doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student shows evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to the knowledge of an insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

This is a structured research programme with research-based assignments and the application of research in practice, as the basis for the completion of the thesis. The aim of ... +

This is a structured research programme with research-based assignments and the application of research in practice, as the basis for the completion of the thesis. The aim of the qualification is to develop the advanced competence of the student in designing and developing organizational interventions and procedures. The qualification will make it possible for students to fulfill a leadership role and to adopt a critical and scientific approach towards performance and change. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 

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