PhD in Africa

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Africa is attracting an increasing amount of students for postgraduate degree programs. There are excellent universities located throughout the continent offering a range of PhD programs. For many, a PhD in Africa is ideal due to the research possibilities, emerging economies, political, economic and social situations, as well as quality programs and diverse student community. In addition, students taking a PhD in Africa can experience all that this continent has to offer with a range of cultures, cities, activities, and social scenes.

There are many PhD programs in Africa that students can choose from, for example, subjects in the fields of psychology, international relations, human rights, business development, economics, sustainability, and economics, to name a few. Students participating in a PhD in Africa will be expected to conduct research on a particular topic resulting in a dissertation that provides significant contribution to the field of study. A PhD in Africa may range in time, but generally take at least 3 years to complete.

If a PhD in Africa sounds like what you are looking for, browse the programs below to find the one that is right for you!

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PhD in Engineering

Accra Institute Of Technology
Campus Full time September 2019 Ghana Accra

The main objective of the Ph.D. in Engineering is to attract outstanding individuals to pursue research of the highest standard, with relevance to the field of engineering and technology. [+]

The main objective of the Ph.D. in Engineering is to attract outstanding individuals to pursue research of the highest standard, with relevance to the field of engineering and technology.

Students are presented with knowledge and skills in solving problems and making decisions about research that will advance their development in the profession. Opportunity is provided for students to focus on an area of study according to his or her interest, previous background, and experience.

This program comprised three parts:

Part I - Compulsory Core Courses Part II - Research Part III - Thesis Examination Part II - Research

In Part II, candidates will be conducting the research and thesis preparation through self-managed learning and/or independent study under the guidance of a supervisor. Each candidate must meet the assigned supervisor at least 4 times in each semester before he/she can progress in the subsequent semester.... [-]


PhD in Banking and Finance

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time March 2019 Nigeria Benin City

Igbinedion University Okada was the first private university in Nigeria with registration certificate No. 001 presented to the founder/proprietor and the honorable chancellor, Sir (Dr) Chief Gabriel 0. Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin kingdom, by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 10th of May 1999. The University, however, began its academic operations on 5111 October 1999 with 112 students. [+]

The Department of Banking and Finance was established in the 1999/2000 academic session along with the other two departments in the Sanusi Lamido Sanusi College of Business and Management Studies. However, the Department was initially warehoused by the Department of Accounting.

Professor E.O. Izedonmi, the then Dean of the College, had the responsibility of overseeing the affairs of the Department and nurturing it until it came on its own in the 2002/2003 academic session, with Mr. Benson A. Akintola as the pioneer Lecturer-in-charge of the Department.

Igbinedion University Okada was the first private university in Nigeria with registration certificate No. 001 presented to the founder/proprietor and the honorable chancellor, Sir (Dr) Chief Gabriel 0. Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin kingdom, by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 10th of May 1999.... [-]


PhD in Accounting

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time March 2019 Nigeria Benin City

The purpose of the PhD (Accounting) degree programme is to produce competent academic & professional accountants and financial experts. The programme shall familiarize students with the basic theoretical and practical tools and techniques required for excellent performance in their future professional work. [+]

The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Health Sciences, Law and Natural and Applied Sciences. The foundation students arrived Okada on Friday, 15th October 1999. Since then, the University has without interruption upheld its resolve to return tertiary education to the internationally accepted calendar of September to June. The College of Engineering commenced its programme in the 2002/2003 session. The College of Health Sciences continued to be an area of popular demand. The College of Pharmacy and B.Sc Nursing commenced in 2004/2005 session. The Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital administered by a Management Board inaugurated first on 12th January 2003, oversees the affairs of the Hospital. As part of its objectives to train and produce job providers, Igbinedion University has Packaged entrepreneurial and skills acquisitions modules to expose students sufficiently enough to be 'fit for the world of work'. In addition, a community service programme was introduced in the 2009/2010 session. Under the programmed, all second-year students across the Colleges are required to undertake a practical development Programme in a chosen area and community in and around the university/town.... [-]


Doctor of Commerce in Economics

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Alice

The Ph.D. degree in Economics degree programme enables candidates to choose a research topic from any field of specialization in Economics, such as general economics, transport economics, and financial markets. [+]

The Ph.D. degree in Economics degree programme enables candidates to choose a research topic from any field of specialization in Economics, such as general economics, transport economics, and financial markets.

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PhD in Economics

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Ghana Accra

The Ph.D. programme in Economics is a 3-year programme involving thesis. There may be an additional Qualifying year of coursework [+]

The Ph.D. programme in Economics is a 3-year programme involving thesis. There may be an additional Qualifying year of coursework.

1. Qualification for Admission to the Course: To be admitted to the Ph.D. (Economics) degree programme candidates must have obtained a masters degree in Economics from the University of Ghana or at some other approved University.

1.1 Candidates who obtained their M.Phil degree in Economics at the University of Ghana or at some other University approved for the purposes may be exempted from the coursework.

1.2 Candidates with Masters degrees from other Universities will be required in a Qualifying Year to complete the one year Core and Electives course requirements for the M.Phil programme before they can proceed to the thesis portion of the programme.... [-]


MA / MPhil / PhD in Migration Studies

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2019 Ghana Accra

The programme is open to all candidates with a good first degree (i.e. at least second class lower division) in any relevant social and natural science, but applicants will be required to take prescribed courses depending on their [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

M.A Migration Studies

The programme is open to all candidates with a good first degree (i.e. at least second class lower division) in any relevant social and natural science, but applicants will be required to take prescribed courses depending on their backgrounds and prior courses of study.

M.Phil Migration Studies

Applicants who already possess an MA in migration studies or another related subject area from another university may be considered for admission into the M.Phil programme directly.

Candidates who obtain an average grade of B+ or higher at the MA level may be considered for upgrading to an M.Phil programme.

The M.Phil programme will run for another 12 months after the M.A degree. Beyond this, students are free to take electives from other departments upon consultation with the head of the Centre or academic advisor of the Centre and the department or institute concerned.... [-]


Phd in social communications

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time February 2019 Congo, DR Kinshasa

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire the degrees of Advanced Studies, Doctor and Higher Education Colleges. [+]

The aim of the Faculty of Social Communications is to train both scientifically competent communication professionals and men who are aware and ready to engage and integrate the message of the Gospel into the new culture created by the means of Modern communication (...) with new languages, new techniques and new behaviors (see John Paul II, Redemptoris missio, 37), to identify what benefits and dangers this culture could present for African identity and values.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Faculty offers its students theoretical, practical and human training through its rich teaching, laboratories and professionalization studios, numerous workshops, seminars and conferences; A training program that aims to have its graduates carry out the following tasks:... [-]


Phd in theology

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time February 2019 Congo, DR Kinshasa

At the postgraduate level, students may earn the degrees of a Graduate of Advanced Studies in Theology, Doctor of Theology and Associate Professor of Higher Education in Theology. [+]

In 1996, the Standing Committee of the Bishops of the Congo approved a new organization of studies at the Faculty of Theology, which came into force in October of the same year. The reform began with a review of the program of the Department of Theology and Humanities, whose initial twofold objective was the theological formation of religious and lay students who were not destined for the priestly life and the inculturation of the The gospel through the integration, in theological formation, of human sciences attentive to the milieu and cultural traditions.

Without abandoning this double concern, the Standing Committee of Bishops reaffirms that the Church needs the lay people trained in theology, and stresses that the formation of the latter must be the same as for the priests (except, of course, the Matters connected with the priestly ministry). There will be no special program either for the laity or for the priests. For all, he will be the same at all levels: Graduate, License, Diploma of Approfondies (DEA), Doctorate.... [-]


Phd in philosophy

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time February 2019 Congo, DR Kinshasa

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire degrees of Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy and Agrégé of Higher Education in Philosophy. [+]

The main objective of the Faculty of Philosophy is to contribute to the training of professional philosophers and to have, as one of the main centers of interest and reflection, man in general and the religious phenomenon of Africa in particular. The program of philosophical training tends to give the student the breadth and vigor of mind necessary for a philosophical and scientific apprehension of African society, thought, wisdom and spirituality.

The faculty thus intends to help its students to enter into dialogue with theologians and other scholars. The beneficiaries of such training are at the service of the Church and the Nation in various sectors of education and for all other national development tasks for which they are trained.... [-]


PhD in Transport Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual and specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of transport economics, management, and regulatory principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the transport economics field. The student should be able to take strategic decisions in the context of the transport sector and to analyze and assess any internal or external decision impacting on this sector. [+]

The student should develop intellectual and specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of transport economics, management, and regulatory principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the transport economics field. The student should be able to take strategic decisions in the context of the transport sector and to analyze and assess any internal or external decision impacting on this sector.

The student should also be able to reflect on his/her managerial decisions and applications to analyze and assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of transport economics, management, and regulation. The thesis should constitute a reflection of knowledge and insight into the transport economics field.... [-]


PhD in Tourism and Hospitality Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the programme is to develop the applied competence of the postgraduate student on an advanced level in research, analysis, interpretation, and understanding of Tourism and Hospitality. [+]

The purpose of the programme is to develop the applied competence of the postgraduate student on an advanced level in research, analysis, interpretation, and understanding of Tourism and Hospitality.

Through a doctoral dissertation, the student will show evidence of independent research through quantitative or qualitative methods or a combination of both, to solve complex problems in society for the sustainability of the Tourism and Hospitality industries. The programme will assist in the continuing academic and professional development of postgraduate students.

Admission requirements

A minimum of 65% average for MTech / Masters on NQF Level 8/9 in Tourism or Hospitality or any other associated field. A portfolio of evidence needs to be submitted for evaluation and approval by the departmental research and higher degrees committee.... [-]


PhD in Personal and Professional Leadership

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of concepts and theories underpinning the theoretical and practical aspects of PPL, as well as with original and independent scientific research skills to contribute towards the expansion of the PPL knowledge base. [+]

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of concepts and theories underpinning the theoretical and practical aspects of PPL, as well as with original and independent scientific research skills to contribute towards the expansion of the PPL knowledge base.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree for which a mark of at least 65% was obtained. A module in Research Methodology on NQF Level 8 or 9 is essential. Please note: Student numbers constraints necessitate a selection process. Students outside the PPL field will have to comply with the MPhil (Human Resource Management), Personal and Professional Leadership knowledge and skills requirements by means of qualifying short courses about PPL content.... [-]


PhD in Marketing Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop applied and highly specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, comprehension, and application of marketing management principles. Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification culminates, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. [+]

The student should develop applied and highly specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, comprehension, and application of marketing management principles. Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification culminates, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to a knowledge of the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would also display competence in the application of related research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. The student should be able to reflect on his/her research decisions and applications, to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of marketing management.... [-]


PhD in Logistics Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual and specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of logistics management principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the logistics management field. [+]

The student should develop intellectual and specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of logistics management principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the logistics management field. The student should be able to take strategic decisions in the context of a logistics organization, or the logistics function of a company, and to analyze and assess any internal or external decision impacting the logistics function and/or profession. The student should also be able to reflect on his/her managerial decisions and applications to analyze and assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of logistics management. The thesis should constitute a reflection of knowledge and insight into the logistics management field.... [-]


PhD in Leadership in Performance and Change

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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. [+]

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.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology or Human Resource Development as well as the completion of a research methodology module at Honours and/or Master’s Degree level with an average pass mark of 65% at NQF Level 8 or 9. A module at least undergraduate level or above in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques. Students should have distinguished themselves previously as managers or human resource managers with considerable work experience in organizations (minimum of 3-5 years). Students must be computer literate and have Internet access. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment center and psychometric assessments.... [-]