PhD Degree in Development Studies in South Africa

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Development Studies

Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

Development studies, as an academic discipline, tends to collect subject matter relevant to the developing world both from current discourse and foundational theory. Students might expect to engage with subjects as diverse as gender studies and geography.

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces. South Africa is not only a jumping off point, it is itself a fantastic destination rich in culture, fauna & flora and history.

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PhD in Development Finance

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years February 2018 South Africa Cape Town Bellville

The purpose of USB's internationally accredited PhD in Development Finance is to contribute to a crucial understanding of development finance and to support the growth agendas of South Africa, the greater African continent and beyond. It also leads to employable expertise. [+]

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The purpose of USB's internationally accredited PhD in Development Finance is to contribute to a crucial understanding of development finance and to support the growth agendas of South Africa, the greater African continent and beyond. It also leads to employable expertise.

What can you do with this PhD?

You will be able to fill senior-level positions aimed at supporting the growth agendas organisations, regions, countries and even continents. Expertise in development finance is typically required by policy-making institutions, governments, public and private corporations, financial institutions and regional and international organisations.... [-]