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81 Top PhDs in South Africa 2021

Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.A Master is a degree that demonstrates students have completed advanced studies in their field of trainin… Read more

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

A Master is a degree that demonstrates students have completed advanced studies in their field of training. This program is available for students with an undergraduate degree, and it often takes one to two years to complete.

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University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The doctoral study requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defense, and acceptance of a thesis. The defining ch ... +

The doctoral study requires a candidate to undertake research at an advanced academic level culminating in the production, defense, 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
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 5 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, and application of Business Management principles, culmin ... +

The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, and application of Business Management principles, culminating in independent and original scientific work. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Botany is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of Bota ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Botany is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of Botany. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 6 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Computer Science is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the fie ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Computer Science is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialization. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 6 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the program is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying construction engineering management with other related inter-disciplinary principl ... +

The purpose of the program is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying construction engineering management with other related inter-disciplinary principles, in order to address construction management related problems within the sector. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct inter-disciplinary construction engineering management research of an original nature. It also aims to promote a lifelong learning approach, as well as an aptitude for training other students in similar fields. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of applied mathematics. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The postgraduate programme in Applied Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its disciplines, is aimed at the specialized education and tr ... +

The postgraduate programme in Applied Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its disciplines, is aimed at the specialized education and training and research needs of language practitioners such as translators, interpreters, text editors, language planners, copywriters and language teachers. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Aquatic Health is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Aquatic Health is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialization. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Doctoral examination is conducted in at least two fields of study. A thesis is presented on a topic in linguistics or in literature as proof of the ability to conduct rese ... +

The Doctoral examination is conducted in at least two fields of study. A thesis is presented on a topic in linguistics or in literature as proof of the ability to conduct research and as proof of a unique contribution to science. An article ready for publication is submitted with the thesis. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English, Afrikaans
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Anthropology on a topic selected in consultation ... +

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Anthropology on a topic selected in consultation with the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies. A Doctoral defense (of the proposal and the thesis) is required in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. An article ready for publication on the thesis content is also required. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

Engineering Management is a specialized form of management that provides core intellectual concepts in marketing, finance, business law, and management. Representing a combina ... +

Engineering Management is a specialized form of management that provides core intellectual concepts in marketing, finance, business law, and management. Representing a combination of engineering skills and business knowledge that are required to cultivate innovative solutions to complex business problems. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

Students accepted for this course are required to research, write and present a full thesis (approximately 220 pages), which contributes new knowledge to the field of English ... +

Students accepted for this course are required to research, write and present a full thesis (approximately 220 pages), which contributes new knowledge to the field of English Studies. Specialist supervision is available in the following areas of study: South/African Literary Studies and Post Colonialism; Text Editing; Medieval, Renaissance and Romantic Studies; and Contemporary Fiction -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the program is to enable candidates to undertake research at the most advanced academic level culminating in the submission, assessment, and acceptance of a the ... +

The purpose of the program is to enable candidates to undertake research at the most advanced academic level culminating in the submission, assessment, and acceptance of a thesis. The candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of art and/or design. In certain instances, creative work such as designed artifacts, public performances, public exhibitions, or other practice-based outputs may constitute the partial fulfillment of the research requirements. -
PhD
Full-time
2 - 5 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

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

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. -
PhD
Full-time
2 - 4 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Environmental Management is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Environmental Management is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialization. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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