PhD in Economics

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Program Description

Ph.D. in Economics

The purpose of this qualification is to develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of economic models. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of staff of the School of Economics and Econometrics. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective students will be allowed to register for the degree.

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Ph.D. (Economics: with Specialisation in Industrial Development)

The purpose of this qualification is to develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of economic models. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of staff of the School of Economics and Econometrics. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to register for the degree. 

Ph.D. (Economics: with Specialisation in Innovation)

The purpose of this qualification is to develop intellectual and specialized competencies as well as practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of innovation principles within the public policy domain. In addition, the candidate is further capacitated on an advanced level in terms of research, analysis, interpretation, and understanding of the field of innovation studies. 

Ph.D. (Economics: with Specialisation in Local Economic Development

The purpose of the Ph.D. (Local Economic Development) (LED) is to develop an ability to conceptualize new research initiatives and create new knowledge or practice in the field of local economic development. The program will provide candidates with high-level research capabilities and who make a significant and original academic contribution in the field of local economic development. 

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The institution is taking the lead across Africa in the 4th Industrial Revolution Thinking, reimagining the future for all disciplines 4IR is the next wave of industrialization that we need to understand and shape in order to build the future of this country – and the Africa continent – so richly deserve. 4IR is not just about robotics and automation; it is about the advancement of society to empower people and uplift generations.

As the world moves forward into the 4th industrial revolution, so does UJ with “Education 4IR” – bringing 4IR thinking and technology into the curriculum across different courses and using innovative blended-learning technologies. This means that UJ graduates are better prepared to embrace the future of business and industry as AI and 4IR play a bigger part in the way we live and work.

At the University of Johannesburg, it is our duty to embrace and navigate the future leaders of our country proudly and boldly through the unimagined complexities of 4IR so that they may take full advantage and deliver a better tomorrow. Future leaders like you! Here we are leading courageous conversation; pushing and shaping the design of a new tomorrow. Here we are taking action and building the new world.

Contact

Mr. Nathaniel Mudzunga
Tel: 011 559 2522
E-mail: nathanielm@uj.ac.za

Ms. Charlene Eloff
Tel: 011 559 2033
E-mail: celoff@uj.ac.za

Last updated May 2020

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Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less