Doctoral Degree in Economic Studies in South Africa

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A PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of philosophy. This degree is a post graduate program delivered to a high level student researcher who has done deep research in a specific field or subject.

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Top Doctoral Programs in Economic Studies in South Africa 2017/2018

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University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Join top candidates from across the continent, participate in rich cultural and social debates and realise the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economic Studies in South Africa 2017/2018. PhD Join top candidates from across the continent, participate in rich cultural and social debates and realise the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills. The WBS PhD programme is the largest in South Africa and one of the most highly regarded on the continent. We seek out and bring together top candidates from across Africa to address important topics in their PhD research that are relevant to the advancement of business and society on our continent. We have students from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia and of course South Africa, and the best faculty from across the continent so that our PhD is authentically African in perspective. As a student of our PhD programme, you will gain real cultural and social insights from our commercial and political debates, you will sharpen your ability to articulate, grow in confidence and realise the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills. A PhD shows the world you are capable of putting in the disciplined effort, logical thought and leaps of insight needed to be a ground-breaking innovator. It tells employers that you work diligently to discover new truths, evaluate alternative approaches and forge ways forward based on solid evidence. Curriculum The School is particularly keen to enrol students in the following areas of study: Strategy Methodological Issues Business & Society Decision Sciences Finance Marketing Organisational behaviour... [-]

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. [+]

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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economic Studies in South Africa 2017/2018. 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 Human Resource Development

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

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. The thesis would constitute a distinctive contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students should also display competence in the application of related research methodology and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Students should also be able to reflect on their research findings. [+]

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. The thesis would constitute a distinctive contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students should also display competence in the application of related research methodology and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Students should also be able to reflect on their research findings. Admission requirements An appropriate Master’s Degree (NQF Level 8 or 9)in the broader field of human resource management 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 Master’s Degree level. Three to five years relevant industry work experience.Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments. A module at at least undergraduate level or above in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques. Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Employment Relations

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

The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. The thesis would constitute a distinctive contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economic Studies in South Africa 2017/2018. The programme develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work in the thesis. The thesis would constitute a distinctive contribution to the knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students should also display competence in the application of related research methodology and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Students should also be able to reflect on their research findings. Admission requirements An appropriate Master’s Degree Qualification on NQF Level 8 or 9 in Employment Relations, Labour Law or a related discipline and evidence of a full or mini research component at Master’s Degree level, 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 Master’s Degree level. Three to five years relevant industry/work experience. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments. A module in Research Methodology at Master’s Degree level is essential. Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

DLitt et Phil in Public Management and Governance

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

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Public Management and Governance on a topic selected in consultation with the Head of the Department of Public Governance. A Doctoral defence (of either the proposal or the thesis) is required in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. An article ready for publication on the thesis content or related field is required. [+]

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Public Management and Governance on a topic selected in consultation with the Head of the Department of Public Governance. A Doctoral defence (of either the proposal or the thesis) is required in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. An article ready for publication on the thesis content or related field is required. Admission requirements A Master’s Qualification in Public Management and Governance on NQF Level 8. A final mark of 65% on average for the preceding Master’s Degree programme in Public Management/Public Administration/Public Governance (or equivalent RPL compliance), as well as a minimum of 65% for the 50% or more dissertation required for that Master’s programme. An application for this programme must be accompanied by a research proposal of approximately 10 pages in a prescribed format, which is available on request from the Department together with guidelines on how to draft the proposal. The student must confer in advance with the Head of the Department of Public Governance about the feasibility of the intended study. See General Regulations of the University for admission to the Doctoral Degree. Contact details Name: Dr V Jarbandhan Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2905 / Email: vainj@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Politics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

A thesis on a theme in Political Science or International Relations, as a unique contribution which also demonstrates the ability to do independent and meaningful research, is required. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the thesis. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economic Studies in South Africa 2017/2018. A thesis on a theme in Political Science or International Relations, as a unique contribution which also demonstrates the ability to do independent and meaningful research, is required. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the thesis. Admission requirements To gain entrance into this programme a student needs a good pass mark at Master’s level. Contact details Name: Prof Deon Geldenhuys Tel: 011 559 2894 / Email: deong@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD/DCom in Taxation

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of taxation principles in the financial and commercial sector. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

The candidate should develop applied specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of taxation principles in the financial and commercial sector. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based taxation orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme- specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions. Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Finances

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding and application of a topic in the broader field of finance. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economic Studies in South Africa 2017/2018. The candidate should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding and application of a topic in the broader field of finance. Through the doctoral thesis, 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 candidates 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. Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based financially orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and finance related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Finance and Investment Management. Admission to the doctoral programme is subject to the successful defence of a research proposal. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and... [-]

PhD/DCom in Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of economic models. [+]

The candidate should 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 Department 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. Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme- specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions. Contact details: Dr Nicholas Ngepah / 011 559 2061 / nngepah@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD/DCom in Econometrics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of econometric techniques. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economic Studies in South Africa 2017/2018. The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of econometric techniques. 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 Department 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. Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions. Contact details: Dr Nicholas Ngepah / 011 559 2061 / nngepah@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD/DCom in Auditing

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of auditing principles in the auditing field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

The candidate should develop applied specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of auditing principles in the auditing field. 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 Department of Accountancy so allocated to them. This proposal must be presented to a panel convened for this purpose. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to register for the degree. Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based Auditing or computer Auditing orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions. Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD/DCom in Accounting

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economic Studies in South Africa 2017/2018. The candidate should develop applied specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based accounting orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions. Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Mathematical Statistics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Mathematical Statistics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of mathematical statistics. [+]

The purpose of the PhD in Mathematical Statistics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of mathematical statistics. A PhD in Mathematical Statistics is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Mathematical Statistics demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. The general regulations for Doctorates are applicable. [-]

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. [+]

Best Doctoral Programs in Economic Studies in South Africa 2017/2018. Programme fully subscribed. Applications for this programme are now closed.​ 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. Programme overview Formal research on PhD level will contribute significantly to a crucial understanding of all aspects of development finance. It also leads to employable expertise. This PhD is intended to develop research and discipline-based knowledge and skills in the field of Development Finance. The programme has been designed to help students develop the skills required to carry out advanced research and to equip them with a sound understanding of the principles and theories underpinning development finance practices. Hence, the programme consists of: A discipline-based core curriculum: This structured course-work component is non-credit bearing but candidates are required to pass the requisite courses and submit a comprehensive proposal before proceeding with the dissertation. Participants need to do three core courses at PhD level. Students who are not graduates of the USB's MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) programme may be required... [-]