Doctorate Program in Humanities and Social Sciences in Africa

Compare PhD Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Africa 2017

Humanities and Social Sciences

A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

A PhD in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on human thoughts and culture. It is an advanced level of education, often focusing on student teacher relationships, advanced research methods, and higher tier courses.

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Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work - Route B

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those whose work is primarily in research or involves a substantial research element and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route B for people who have no or few publications. Route B enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic supervisors, to prepare and submit for publication suitable outputs such as journal articles, book chapters or... [+]

Doctorate Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences in Africa 2017. Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work - Route B This programme is designed for those whose work is primarily in research or involves a substantial research element and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route B for people who have no or few publications. Route B enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic supervisors, to prepare and submit for publication suitable outputs such as journal articles, book chapters or books, software or patents. Candidates will also prepare a 10–15,000-word critical commentary which contextualises, analyses and makes the case for the publications to be considered as an original and independent contribution to knowledge and, therefore, to justify the award of a PhD. (Route A is available on a part-time basis for people who already have substantial publications to their credit.) [-]

Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work - Route A part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those whose work is primarily in research or involves a substantial research element and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial publications to their credit. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic supervisors, to select the most appropriate publications for inclusion in their... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy by Published Work - Route A part-time This programme is designed for those whose work is primarily in research or involves a substantial research element and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial publications to their credit. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic supervisors, to select the most appropriate publications for inclusion in their submission and to prepare a 10–15,000-word critical commentary which contextualises, analyses and makes the case for the publications to be considered as an original and independent contribution to knowledge and, therefore, to justify the award of a PhD. (Route B is available on a full or part-time basis for people who have no or few publications.) [-]

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. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences in Africa 2017. 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... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route B

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route B is for those who have yet to develop their practice to an appropriate level. In Route B you will be assisted, by the academic supervisors, in the creation and submission of a portfolio of evidence which... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route B This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route B is for those who have yet to develop their practice to an appropriate level. In Route B you will be assisted, by the academic supervisors, in the creation and submission of a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates your professional or creative practice. You will prepare and submit a 10–15,000-word critical commentary which contextualises, analyses and makes the case for your portfolio of evidence to be considered as an original and independent contribution to knowledge and, therefore, to justify the award of a PhD. (Route A is available on a part-time basis for people who already have substantial evidence of their involvement in project(s) that show innovative advanced professional or creative practice.) [-]

Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route A part-time

University of Bolton
Campus or Online Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial evidence of that practice. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic and professional supervisors, to select the most appropriate evidence for... [+]

Doctorate Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences in Africa 2017. Doctor of Philosophy by Practice - Route A part-time This programme is designed for those whose work involves them in innovative and advanced professional or creative practice and enables them to receive academic credit for that work, assuming it is at doctoral level. Route A is for people who already have substantial evidence of that practice. Route A enables candidates, with the help and advice of academic and professional supervisors, to select the most appropriate evidence for inclusion in their submission and to prepare a 10–15,000-word critical commentary which contextualises, analyses and makes the case for the publications to be considered as an original and independent contribution to knowledge and, therefore, to justify the award of a PhD. (Route B is available on a full or part-time basis and is for people who have yet to develop their practice to an appropriate level.) [-]

PhD in Psychology specialisms

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The PhD Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates with a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. If you are a psychology graduate with less experience you can enrol for the MPhil route – see separate entry. The qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and... [+]

Psychology specialisms - PhD The PhD Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates with a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. If you are a psychology graduate with less experience you can enrol for the MPhil route – see separate entry. The qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and oral examination. Careers & professional development The course is useful if you wish to become a psychology lecturer and researcher in higher education, and if you wish to develop areas of expertise related to your present or intended career outside higher education. On completion of your PhD you will also become a member of the University's alumni association. You can be a lifelong member of the University's community, able to access careers information, as well as the University's library and periodicals, and other facilities. Subject overview Psychology staff in the School of Health and Social Sciences value their relationships with students, and provide friendly and supportive postgraduate research supervision. The PhD course is followed mainly by supervised independent study. You will produce a thesis under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in the area chosen (the Director of Studies). Additional support is available from a secondary supervisor, and/or an external supervisor at another institution. A programme of related studies that may involve formal taught courses is agreed with the director of... [-]

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. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 analysis of African realities in order... [-]

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). [+]

Doctorate Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 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... [-]

PhD in Industrial Psychology

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

This qualification develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A relevant, problem-based, unique, original and executable topic on an advanced academic level within this discipline should be researched independently and reported on scientifically, in the form of a Doctoral thesis. [+]

This qualification develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A relevant, problem-based, unique, original and executable topic on an advanced academic level within this discipline should be researched independently and reported on scientifically, in the form of a Doctoral thesis. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to the 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 qualification can also occur via a combination of independent research and developmental scientific work of original nature on such an advanced topic. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Industrial Psychology within their everyday lives. Admission requirements An Master’s qualification in Industrial Psychology with an average of 65% on NQF Level 9 and statistical methods or analytical techniques at undergraduate NQF Level 7, with a course passed in research methodology at Master’s NQF Level 8. Related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management will also be assessed, subject to approval of the Faculty Board. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process. Contact details Name: Ms E Stapelberg Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2557 / Email: elmariest@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Urban Studies

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

DLitt et Phil (Urban Studies) is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences in Africa 2017. DLitt et Phil (Urban Studies) is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. The Degree is assessed on the basis of the thesis only and the candidate has to satisfy the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of Humanities that the thesis is his or her own unaided work. Upon submission of the final thesis he or she has to give an undertaking that it has not been submitted to any other institution for examination and the granting of a qualification. Admission requirements To be admitted for studies at this level a student must be in possession of a Master’s Degree in Sociology, Industrial Sociology or Urban Studies, or an equivalent qualification approved by the Faculty of Humanities. Contact details Name: Prof Grace Khunou Tel: 011 559 3346 / Email: gracek@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Social Work

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

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 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, ecometrics, gender-based violence management, occupational social work, poverty, resilience, social development, social policy, social security and youth transitions. The supervisors have recognised expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and are committed to rigour 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: socialwork@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Sociology

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

D Litt et Phil Sociology is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences in Africa 2017. D Litt et Phil Sociology is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. The Degree is assessed on the basis of the thesis only and the candidate has to satisfy the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of Humanities that the thesis is his or her own unaided work. Upon submission of the final thesis he or she has to give an undertaking that it has not been submitted to any other institution for examination and the granting of a qualification. Admission requirements Access will be considered for a candidate who is in possession of a university based Master’s qualification in Sociology/Industrial Sociology on NQF Level 8. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department. The Department must specifically approve of the field of study, the research topic, methodology and problem statement before the candidate may register. Contact details Name: Prof Grace Khunou Tel: 011 559 3346 / Email: gracek@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Semitic Languages

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

A thesis is completed on a topic chosen with the Department and written under supervision. Students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies) or a cognate Semitic Language. Four seminars and a Doctoral defence (of either the proposal or the thesis) are required in accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. [+]

A thesis is completed on a topic chosen with the Department and written under supervision. Students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies) or a cognate Semitic Language. Four seminars and a Doctoral defence (of either the proposal or the thesis) are required in accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. Admission requirements To be admitted to this programme, students must fulfil the Department’s admission requirements and prove adequate knowledge of research methodology. Supplementary oral examinations might be required. Contact details Name: Prof F Esack Tel: 011 559 2787 / Email: fesack@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Psychology

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

The DLitt et Phil dDegree is offered by dissertation only, and registration can be on a full-time or part-time basis. It is the candidate’s responsibility to put forward a suitable research proposal but the Department of Psychology will provide significant mentoring and supervisory support during this process. [+]

Doctorate Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences in Africa 2017. The DLitt et Phil dDegree is offered by dissertation only, and registration can be on a full-time or part-time basis. It is the candidate’s responsibility to put forward a suitable research proposal but the Department of Psychology will provide significant mentoring and supervisory support during this process. The candidate will be obliged to meet with the supervisor from time to time as and when required by the Department. Although this is a senior research Degree, there nevertheless are strict guidelines that must be adhered to, the purpose of which is to promote and support the candidate in obtaining the Degree in an efficient and effective fashion. Admission requirements To be eligible for registration, prospective candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in Psychology or a closely related discipline. The final decision regarding eligibility is a Faculty of Humanities and Senate matter. Contact details Name: Prof T Guse Tel: 011 559 3248/ Email: tguse@uj.ac.za [-]