Doctor of Philosophy 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 Marriage & Family Therapy (PMFT)

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The PhD in MFT is an advanced course of the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. The program is grounded in a Christian worldview that presents a holistic perspective of human nature including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of maturation. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Africa 2017. PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy (PMFT) Introduction The PhD in MFT is an advanced course of the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. The program is grounded in a Christian worldview that presents a holistic perspective of human nature including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of maturation. The approach focuses on the strengths and the resiliency of family systems and communal resources to restore and build healthy family relationships. Systemic philosophy and models provide the basis for a therapeutic approach to mental health and relational restoration. Values of creativity, respect, compassion, excellence and accountability are promoted. Effective learning and preparation for professional service is believed to occur in an academic community of trust that practices justice, peace and human dignity. Goals of the Program To ensure quality higher education within a faithfully Christian learning environment that facilitates professional training and personal development. To prepare highly competent and top systemic scholars, educators, clinicians, consultants and researchers in the field of marriage and family therapy. To prepare marriage and family therapists who are self-reflective, ethically knowledgeable, culturally sensitive and clinically competent practitioners To train MFTs to bring a systemic perspective and clinical skill set to the mental health and therapeutic communities in Kenya and beyond. To develop a network of professionals whose work is sensitive to culture, gender, power, and inclusive of individual, family, and societal relations. Admission Requirements A Masters Degree, from an accredited University, in Systemic Family Therapy, Counselling Psychology, or... [-]

PhD in Organizational Leadership

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus or Online Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi Kenya Online

The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program seeks to produce informed scholars for the local and global context of high integrity, who have a critical and a practical application of knowledge to issues related to organizational leadership, consulting, and research. [+]

PhD in Organizational Leadership Introduction The Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership program seeks to produce informed scholars for the local and global context of high integrity, who have a critical and a practical application of knowledge to issues related to organizational leadership, consulting, and research. Goal of the Program The goal of the PhD program in Organizational Leadership is to develop and enhance competencies in teaching, research, consulting and value-based leadership in all sectors of society. Entry Requirements For admission into the program, a candidate must be a holder of a relevant Master’s degree from a recognized institution with a minimum GPA of 3.00 or its equivalent. Expected Learning Outcomes At the end of the program students will be able to: Apply theories of organizational leadership and behavior Apply appropriate methodologies in research to address leadership issues at the national and international levels. Provide informed leadership in all institutions and organizations in Africa and internationally. Collaborate and consult with a network of leaders in Africa to support intellectual, professional and career development. Write and publish works relevant to the field of leadership. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies

Africa International University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies subscribes to the AIU philosophy of education. However, the distinct needs of doctoral students require additional approaches to learning. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Africa 2017. Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies The Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies subscribes to the AIU philosophy of education. However, the distinct needs of doctoral students require additional approaches to learning. Learning is at best holistic, collaborative, personal, sustained development that is contextualized in its matrix culture; in African Society, since group consensus is frequently valued higher than individual opinion, reflection needs to seek new consensus, and the learning community is the natural locus for this to occur. This program seeks to maximize these characteristics of learning. The Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies curriculum applies this philosophy to the programme. Individual students pursue their learning within a learning community. Students may be admitted in cohorts or as individuals and each cohort, and individuals together with the faculty will form a collaborative learning community during the period of study. Students’ ideas and reflections on issues are discussed and sharpened as they plan and do the research and dissertation during the dissertation cycle. Given the mission of AIU, the program seeks to cultivate and form leaders who engage in theological reflection integrated with social sciences so that theory may inform practice and vice-versa. This integration of theology and social sciences empowers the learners to be able to scrutinize contemporary theological discourses and help African Christians to developed contextual theologies and theological models that fit their contexts, respond to them constructively, and suggest alternatives rooted in fresh examinations of the biblical and theological texts and... [-]

Doctor Of Ministry

Africa International University
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced, professional theological degree for pastors and other Christian leaders in church, non-governmental organizations, and mission communities. [+]

Doctor Of Ministry The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced, professional theological degree for pastors and other Christian leaders in church, non-governmental organizations, and mission communities. In keeping with the vision of AIU-ISAR-NEGST, this program seeks to address itself to the unique needs and opportunities of ministry in the African context. Designed primarily as in-service continuing education for working pastors, it seeks to integrate the wisdom of ministry experience with the highest levels of theological reflection. This process involves a series of modular seminars, year-round reading and writing assignments, and mentoring, culminating in a publishable ministry-based research dissertation. Distinctive values of the Doctor of Ministry 1.MISSIONAL --The D.Min program focuses on equipping Christian leaders in church, non-governmental organizations, and mission communities to confidently, to constructively, and to effectively carry out the mission of the gospel of Jesus Christ in an increasingly inter-connected world. We believe we must reconfigure leaders into reflective practitioners who understand the complexities of this inter-connected world and know how to engage it for the sake of the mission of the gospel 2.THEOLOGICAL -- The degree program seeks to cultivate and form Christian leaders who engage in theological reflection that informs practice and vice-versa. We call this type of theologically aware leader a “reflective practitioner.” These leaders possess a “thick understanding” of African and global culture and the “mission of God.” 3.IN-SERVICE or MID-CAREER TRAINING: The D.Min. is “In-Service or Mid-Career” training, and therefore deliberately experientially grounded education. Both instructors and learners bring a background that... [-]

PhD in Inter-Religious Studies

Africa International University
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The Doctor of Philosophy in Interreligious Studies is an advanced research-based, highly individualized course of study in a specialized area of religions beyond Master of Arts (or Master of Divinity) in Intercultural Studies (including Missions Studies and World Christianity). [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Africa 2017. PhD in Inter-religious Studies The Doctor of Philosophy in Inter-religious Studies is an advanced research-based, highly individualized course of study in a specialized area of religions beyond Master of Arts (or Master of Divinity) in Intercultural Studies (including Missions Studies and World Christianity). The focus of the programme is to prepare candidates mostly in the African setting for teaching, leadership, and administration in public and private Christian organizations pertaining to critical issues of religions. This is in view of the growing tension internationally between religious communities in Africa and even beyond, such as Christian-Muslim conflicts around the world. (The programme gives a priority to those applicants who hold a MTh degree in Intercultural Studies with emphasis on any religion (such as Islam), but it also allows even candidates with a Master of Art or Master of Divinity degree in Intercultural Studies or World Christianity to apply for this doctoral programme.) Goal of the programme The PhD in Inter-religious Studies is driven by a growing need to prepare, at the highest level, Christian practitioners, teachers, and researchers for public and private institutions of higher learning and research with regard to world religions and inter-religious relations. After successfully completing the training through the programme, they will also be able in turn to help regional or local religious practitioners and institutional teachers of religions with theories and practices from current knowledge and research in world religions and inter-religious affairs. It is also expected that they will provide... [-]

PhD in Engineering

Accra Institute Of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Accra

The main objective of the PhD 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 PhD 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. A candidate can choose any of the following specialization areas to pursue their research. Technology Management Research and Development Technology Development and Project Management Technology Management Technology Transfer and Implementation Technology Management Production and Quality Management Control Engineering Operation Research Production Engineering Civil Engineering and Geotechnic Electrical and Power Engineering Chemical Engineering Environmental Management Candidates are expected to give a second seminar called Doctoral Advanced Seminar halfway through the research Part III - Thesis Examination In Part III, the student has completed the thesis and is ready to submit the thesis for examination. An internal examiner and one external examiner will be appointed to assess... [-]

PhD in Banking and Finance

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time March 2018 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 honourable 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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Africa 2017. 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 honourable 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. Within the span of thirteen academic sessions from 1999/2000 to 2012/2013 the University has attracted students not only in Nigeria but also from other countries. In particular, the University has attracted students from all 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja as well as from foreign countries. The staff mix of the university also reflects this national spread or federal character and, right from its inception to-date, the University always has a good number of foreign nationals among its teaching and non-teaching staff thus, Igbinedion University Okada can be rightly described as one having a... [-]

PhD in Accounting

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time March 2018 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 round the university/town. The student population has grown steadily from 111 in the 1999/2000 session to 5036 in 2012/2013, while the staff strength has increased from 55 in 1999/2000 to 565 made of 290 Teaching staff (50 of who are Professors) 153 Senior Non-Teaching staff and 213 Junior and Intermediate staff over the same period. Academic programmes in Medicine,... [-]

Doctor of Commerce in Economics

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Alice

The PhD 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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Africa 2017. The PhD 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. [-]

PhD in Transport Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual and specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of transport economic, 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 analyse and assess any internal or external decision impacting on this sector. [+]

The student should develop intellectual and specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of transport economic, 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 analyse 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 analyse 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. Admission requirements Student access will be provided to the student who is in possession of a university-based Master’s qualification in Transport Economics on NQF Level 8 or 9. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient. Contact details Name: Ms R Ramsaroop Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4979 / Email: rramsaroop@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Tourism and Hospitality Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Africa 2017. 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 / Master’s 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. Contact details Name: Ms J Naiker Tel: +27 (0)11559 1595 / Email: jeneshrin@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Personal and Professional Leadership

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 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. Contact details Email: leadership@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Marketing Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 weeks February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop applied and highly specialised 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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Africa 2017. The student should develop applied and highly specialised 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 knowledge of and insight into 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. Admission requirements A student who is in possession of a Master’s qualification in Marketing Management with a minimum of 65% or higher on NQF Level 8 or 9 may apply for admission to this qualification. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies. Contact details Name: Prof M Roberts-Lombard Tel: +27 (0)11 559 3031 / Email: mornayr@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Logistics Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual and specialised 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 specialised 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 organisation, or the logistics function of a company, and to analyse 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 analyse 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. Admission requirements Student access will be provided to the student who is in possession of a university-based Master’s qualification in Logistics Management on NQF Level 8 or 9. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient. Contact details Name: Ms R Ramsaroop Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4979 / Email: rramsaroop@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Leadership in Performance and Change

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 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 organisational interventions and procedures. The qualification will make it possible for students to fulfil a leadership role and to adopt a critical and scientific approach towards performance and change. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Africa 2017. 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 organisational interventions and procedures. The qualification will make it possible for students to fulfil 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 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 organisations (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 centre and psychometric assessments. Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]