PhD in Psychology in Africa

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The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

A Psychology PhD is required if you want to open your own private practice. In most cases, you will need this level of degree if you want to teach and conduct research at a university level.

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

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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 Programs in Psychology in Africa 2017. 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 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 [-]

Doctoral Degree Programmes in Education

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

Doctoral study requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defence and acceptance of a thesis. The defining characteristic of the qualification is that the candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution to the field of Education. [+]

PhD Programs in Psychology in Africa 2017. Doctoral study requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defence and acceptance of a thesis. The defining characteristic of the qualification is that the candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution to the field of Education. Doctor of Education: DEd (Educational Psychology) Admission requirements Prospective candidates will have obtained a MEd (Educational Psychology). Academic performance: students need to have attained a minimum of 65% in their previous degree. If 65% was not attained, prior learning and experience in the field may be taken into consideration and students could be allowed to register based on a pre-registration research proposal which is accepted by the Department of Educational Psychology. Additional selection criteria: Applicants’ ability to communicate both in oral and written format may be assessed in a screening procedure. Proficiency in a word processing package and internet use is strongly recommended. Doctor of Philosophy: PhD (Education) Admission requirements Prospective candidates will have obtained a MEd Prospective candidates will have obtained a teacher’s diploma/teaching qualification, plus an appropriate master’s degree as well as work experience in the field of study. The Education knowledge of such candidates will be assessed by the Head of Department and prospective supervisor and a reading programme may be prescribed prior to allowing registration. Additional selection criteria: Academic performance: students need to have attained a minimum of 65% in their previous degree. If 65% was not attained, prior learning and experience in the field may be taken into consideration and students could be allowed to register based on a pre-registration research proposal which is accepted by the Department in which the student will be registering. Curriculum A thesis is required on an approved topic in the field of Education. Students must attend a short learning programme in research methodology. Topics related to the following broad areas may be investigated: Adult Education Curriculum Studies Inclusive Education Educational and Learning Support Educational Linguistics Educational Management ICT in Education Higher Education Learning Area Methodology Life and Career Orientation Mathematics Education Philosophy of Education Psychology of Education Sociology of Education Science Education Teacher Education Technology Education Values and Human Rights Education Foundation Phase Education The Faculty of Education is currently developing new programmes aligned with the policy ‘Minimum Requirement for Teacher Education Qualifications”. We will keep you informed once the programmes are approved. Faculty contact details For application and more information about the Faculty of Education Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Tel 011 553 3251 Soweto Campus Tel. 011 559 5562 Email eduquiries@uj.ac.za Website www.uj.ac.za/edu [-]

PhD in Psychology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

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

The purpose of the PhD in Psychology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of psychology. A PhD in Psychology 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 Psychology 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. [-]

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... [+]

PhD Programs in Psychology 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 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... [+]

PhD Programs in Psychology in Africa 2017. 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... [+]

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... [+]

PhD Programs in Psychology in Africa 2017. 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 studies each year. For non-solicited applications you will determine the broad topic to be investigated, with more specific details being determined via discussions with the Director of Studies. At the start of the course you will be encouraged to broaden your research training by attending sessions from the MSc Psychology course (this does not incur any extra tuition fees). Throughout your period of study, you will be encouraged to present your work to internal audiences via a school seminar series, and to external academic audiences at relevant conferences. Submission of papers to academic journals is also encouraged. By these means the school aims to produce doctorate-level graduates who are fully integrated into the academic community upon graduation. Research topics Applications are considered in the following areas (these will vary from time to time as notified on our website): Decision research and economic psychology: particularly, personal and household financial decision making; decision, risk and uncertainty; adaptation to new and unfamiliar currencies; perceptions of price changes and inflation. Computer-related and internet psychology, including individual differences in computer-related behaviour and attitudes, computer-mediated communication, aspects of cyberpsychology and technology-enhanced learning. Cognitive and neuropsychology: particularly, memory and rehabilitation after brain injury; object and word recognition; cognition in the neurologically impaired; cerebral asymmetry, motor programming and hand preference. Theoretical and critical psychology: particularly, psychoanalysis and gender. Applied psychology, focusing on: aspects of mental and physical health and disability; forensic psychology, including risk assessment, offence-related distress, and working with offenders who minimize offence-responsibility. Developmental psychology, especially children’s cognitive and social development and social decision making. Available projects Projects are available in the areas detailed in the 'research topics' section. Before submitting a formal application you should contact the postgraduate research degree admissions tutor in psychology to discuss the area in which you wish to work. A more detailed proposal of a research topic will then be agreed by you and your supervisor(s) as part of the formal application process. You will receive friendly, individual, expert support throughout. [-]

PhD in Clinical Psychology

United States International University
Campus Full time Part time 5 years January 2017 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Doctorate in Psychology is a practitioner - scholar model designed to meet professional standards of international practice in Clinical Psychology. The degree includes course work, practicum and internship supervised training, and the doctoral dissertation. [+]

PhD in Clinical PsychologyThe Doctorate in Psychology is a practitioner - scholar model designed to meet professional standards of international practice in Clinical Psychology. The degree includes course work, practicum and internship supervised training, and the doctoral dissertation. The program focuses on academics, experiential training, and research in psychology; with emphasis on assessment and treatment with individuals, couples and families; application of psychometric tests, psychological evaluations, and training in psychotherapy modalities. Development of professional standards of practices in psychology is needed in Kenya, East Africa, and beyond. As graduates with an accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, you will be prepared to:... [-]