PhD Program in Biology in Africa

Compare PhD Programs in Biology in Africa 2017

Biology

A PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of philosophy. This degree is a post graduate program delivered to a high level student researcher who has done deep research in a specific field or subject.

For you to have the best understanding of living things and their behavior, you need a PhD in biology. The PhD in Biology will give students knowledge of research in the areas of Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolution and Computational Biology.

Even if you choose East Africa’s mythological, enchanting Tanzania; Senegal, land of teranga or South Africa, with its wide opportunities to soak in and serve, research in Africa will be overwhelming.

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PhD in Zoology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Zoology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of zoology. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Biology in Africa 2017. The purpose of the PhD in Zoology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of zoology. A PhD in Zoology is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Zoology demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. The general regulations for Doctorates are applicable. [-]

PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. [+]

The purpose of the PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. A PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. [-]

PhD in Biochemistry

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

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

Doctorate Studies in Biology in Africa 2017. The purpose of the PhD in Biochemistry is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of Biochemistry. A PhD in Biochemistry is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Biochemistry demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. Doctoral studies consist of an original researchproject to be submitted in the form of a thesis at the end of the study period. Please note: Admission to the Doctoral programme is subject to approval by the Department [-]

PhD in Aquatic Health

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Aquatic Health is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. [+]

The purpose of the PhD in Aquatic Health is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. A PhD in Aquatic Health is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Aquatic Health demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. [-]

DTech in Biotechnology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Biology in Africa 2017. 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. The DTech in Biotechnology is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The degree demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. Doctoral studies consist of an original research project to be submitted in the form of a thesis at the end of the study period. The DTech programme is offered at the Doornfontein Campus. Please note: *Admission to the Doctoral programme is subject to approval by the Department. **This qualification will be an interim until the PhD in Biotechnology has been approved in future [-]

Biodiversity Management Research Degrees

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. [+]

PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent offers unique opportunities for advanced study and training in the conservation and management of biodiversity. The School is home to the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), a leading international research and training centre dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems around the world. Since it was founded in 1989, DICE has graduated over fifty research students, and as with all its other activities, a major characteristic of the research degree programme in biodiversity management is its international and interdisciplinary focus. The varied research interests of our academic staff allows us to offer supervision of research on a wide variety of projects on different organisms or systems and in different habitats and countries. Hence, there are specific research projects underway on species conservation, wildlife management law, tourism and conservation, and the sustainable uses of biodiversity. Academic programme A candidate undertaking a research degree must submit a thesis that demonstrates an ability to undertake an original investigation, to test an hypothesis and to understand the relationship of your field of study to a wider field of knowledge. Additionally, in the case of a doctorate, the thesis submitted must be an original contribution to knowledge or understanding in the field of investigation. For a MSc by research and thesis, a candidate is registered for 1 year of full time study or 2 years part-time, and is expected to produce a thesis of 30-40,000 words. For a PhD, a candidate is registered for 4 years of full-time study or 6 years part time, and is expected to produce a thesis either of 80-100,000 words (in the case of a social science approach) or of between 160 and 250 pages including diagrams (in the case of a natural science approach). In exceptional cases we will consider cases for registration to an MPhil. Supervision It is essential that prospective research students identify and contact a potential supervisor (by email) PRIOR to making a formal application. We are unable to process any application without such prior contact. You can find a list of potential supervisors and their research interests below. This gives you an idea of the wide range of projects, in terms of research focus, species groups and geographical location, in which we can supervise research students. [-]