PhD Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Johannesburg in South Africa

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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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PhD in Industrial Psychology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 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. [+]

PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Johannesburg in South Africa. 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 2017 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. [+]

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 2017 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. [+]

PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Johannesburg in South Africa. 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 2017 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. [+]

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 2017 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. [+]

PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Johannesburg in South Africa. 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 2017 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. [+]

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 [-]

PhD in Politics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 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. [+]

PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Johannesburg in South Africa. 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 in Philosophy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

For this degree students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. 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. [+]

For this degree students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. 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 Degree, students must fulfil the Department’s admission requirements (in addition to the University’s admission requirements) and prove their knowledge of research methodology and the history of philosophy. Some of the requirements are [i] at least 65% average for the Master’s Degree in Philosophy and [ii] the submission of written philosophical work done for the Master’s Degree. Supplementary oral examinations might be required. Contact details Name: Prof Rafael Winkler Tel: 011 559 4244 / rwinkler@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Latin

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

In a Doctoral Degree, students prove their ability to do original research. Ideally, this research should lead to the publication of an article or a book. The formative value of a Doctoral Degree cannot be overestimated: acquiring and practicing skills of creative and original thinking, problem solving, critical reading, analysis and synthesis. The topic of the degree should contribute to our understanding of Roman civilisation and its contribution to Western civilisation (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc.). [+]

PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Johannesburg in South Africa. In a Doctoral Degree, students prove their ability to do original research. Ideally, this research should lead to the publication of an article or a book. The formative value of a Doctoral Degree cannot be overestimated: acquiring and practicing skills of creative and original thinking, problem solving, critical reading, analysis and synthesis. The topic of the degree should contribute to our understanding of Roman civilisation and its contribution to Western civilisation (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc.). Admission requirements An MA in Latin gives admission to this programme. Contact details Name: Prof JLP Wolmarans Tel: 011 559 2737 / Email: hansiew@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Journalism

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Journalism on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is also required. [+]

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Journalism on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is also required. Admission requirements A Master’s Degree in Communication is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The general regulation with regard to the duration of the master’s programme is also applicable in this instance. The closing date for applications for this Degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Mrs Elna Rossouw Tel: 011 559 3434 / Email: erossouw@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Industrial Sociology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

DLitt et Phil Industrial 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. [+]

PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Johannesburg in South Africa. DLitt et Phil Industrial 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 Industrial Sociology/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 K Naidoo Tel: 011 559 3706 / Email: kammilan@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Historical Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the thesis is to do thorough research, using both primary and secondary sources in order to make an original contribution to knowledge in Historical Studies. A topic is selected in consultation with the lecturer. [+]

The purpose of the thesis is to do thorough research, using both primary and secondary sources in order to make an original contribution to knowledge in Historical Studies. A topic is selected in consultation with the lecturer. Admission requirements To gain entrance into this programme, the candidate must have an MA in Historical Studies or a closely related discipline. Contact details Name: Prof Louis Grundlingh Tel: 011 559 2007 / Email: louisg@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Greek

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

In a Doctoral Degree, students prove their ability to do original research. Ideally, this research should lead to the publication of an article or a book. The formative value of a Doctoral Degree cannot be overestimated: acquiring and practicing skills of creative and original thinking, problem solving, critical reading, analysis and synthesis. The topic of the degree should contribute to our understanding of Greek civilisation (Ancient, Hellenistic, Byzantine or Modern) and its contribution to Western civilisation (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc. [+]

PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Johannesburg in South Africa. In a Doctoral Degree, students prove their ability to do original research. Ideally, this research should lead to the publication of an article or a book. The formative value of a Doctoral Degree cannot be overestimated: acquiring and practicing skills of creative and original thinking, problem solving, critical reading, analysis and synthesis. The topic of the degree should contribute to our understanding of Greek civilisation (Ancient, Hellenistic, Byzantine or Modern) and its contribution to Western civilisation (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc. Admission requirements An MA in Greek gives admission to this programme. Contact details Name: Prof JLP Wolmarans Tel: 011 559 2737 / Email: hansiew@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in German

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

A thesis on a theme from German literature or linguistics must be submitted and an oral doctoral examination (the equivalent of two papers consisting of four modules each) will be conducted to test the candidate’s knowledge of the total subject area and to test his/her theoretical ability regarding research at post-master’s level. [+]

A thesis on a theme from German literature or linguistics must be submitted and an oral doctoral examination (the equivalent of two papers consisting of four modules each) will be conducted to test the candidate’s knowledge of the total subject area and to test his/her theoretical ability regarding research at post-master’s level. Admission requirements Prerequisite: A Master’s Degree in German with a minimum of 65%. Contact details Name: Dr Anne Baker Tel: 011 559 2717 / Email: abaker@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in French

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

On a more advanced level (Doctoral studies) students are encouraged to collaborate with us in our fields of expertise, i.e. the Contemporary French Novel, Autobiography; Contemporary French Theatre and Francophone Literature in order develop their capacities for research and critical thought. The French Department’s Doctoral Degree is designed for dedicated researchers and mainly consists of a dissertation. [+]

PhD Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Johannesburg in South Africa. On a more advanced level (Doctoral studies) students are encouraged to collaborate with us in our fields of expertise, i.e. the Contemporary French Novel, Autobiography; Contemporary French Theatre and Francophone Literature in order develop their capacities for research and critical thought. The French Department’s Doctoral Degree is designed for dedicated researchers and mainly consists of a dissertation. Admission requirements The admission requirement for a Doctoral Degree is a Master’s Degree in French. Contact details Name: Prof WA Kabwe-Segatti Tel: 011 559 2757 / Email: desirew@uj.ac.za [-]