PhD in Social Work


Program Description

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 programme assists you in becoming an expert in a particular facet of social work. We have four Doctoral supervisors with a diverse range of expertise, including clinical social work, community development, developmental research, econometrics, gender-based violence management, occupational social work, poverty, resilience, social development, social policy, social security and youth transitions.

The supervisors have recognized expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and are committed to rigor and excellence.

Admission requirements

In order for a student to gain entrance into the programme, they must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and an average mark of at least 65% for their Master’s Degree.

Contact details

Name: Prof Ndangwa Noyoo
Tel: 011 559 2804 / Email:

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated August 2019

About the School

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