Part time PhD Degree in South Africa

79 Part time PhD Programs in South Africa

PhD

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is granted once students have conducted broad research in their area of study. The degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines and is often accompanied by a final dissertation or thesis.

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Best 79 Part time Doctoral Programs in South Africa 2018

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Doctor of Management in Technology and Innovation

The Da Vinci Institute
Campus 6 years February 2018 South Africa Lethabong

The Doctor of Management qualification in the Management of Technology and Innovation provides a highly individualised learning environment within which students actually solve a meaningful business problem of substance to their organisation. The Doctor of Management programme is aimed at senior managers and executives. Candidates are required to demonstrate their ability to develop new concepts and application that will significantly improve their operations. [+]

DEMAND

The qualification is specifically designed to enable members of an organisation to realise their true potential by:

Challenging them to initiate innovative solutions for business improvement and socio-economic transformation Acquiring the competence to design a system and to develop technology and innovation related activities to meet transformational targets Providing personal development opportunities for them to contribute significantly to the development of wealth within the South African economy PURPOSE

Students who achieve this Qualification will be able to:

Initiate innovation and change at a national and international level Integrate systemic principles into alternative designs and developments Incorporate management of technology, management of innovation and management of people frameworks into new product/process designs and developments Make a contribution towards community development initiatives LEVEL DESCRIPTORS ... [-]

PhD

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus 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. [+]

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. ... [-]


Doctor of Commerce in Economics

University of Fort Hare
Campus 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.

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PhD in Transport Economics

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

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 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.... [-]


PhD in Tourism and Hospitality Management (RD)

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

The purpose of the programme is to develop the applied competence of the postgraduate student on an advanced level in research, analysis, interpretation and understanding of Tourism and Hospitality. [+]

The purpose of the programme is to develop the applied competence of the postgraduate student on an advanced level in research, analysis, interpretation and understanding of Tourism and Hospitality.

Through a doctoral dissertation, the student will show evidence of independent research through quantitative or qualitative methods or a combination of both, to solve complex problems in society for the sustainability of the Tourism and Hospitality industries. The programme will assist in the continuing academic and professional development of postgraduate students.

Admission requirements

A minimum of 65% average for MTech / Master’s on NQF Level 8/9 in Tourism or Hospitality or any other associated field. A portfolio of evidence needs to be submitted for evaluation and approval by the departmental research and higher degrees committee.... [-]


PhD in Personal and Professional Leadership

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

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of concepts and theories underpinning the theoretical and practical aspects of PPL, as well as with original and independent scientific research skills to contribute towards the expansion of the PPL knowledge base. [+]

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of concepts and theories underpinning the theoretical and practical aspects of PPL, as well as with original and independent scientific research skills to contribute towards the expansion of the PPL knowledge base.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree for which a mark of at least 65% was obtained. A module in Research Methodology on NQF Level 8 or 9 is essential. Please note: Student numbers constraints necessitate a selection process. Students outside the PPL field will have to comply with the MPhil (Human Resource Management), Personal and Professional Leadership knowledge and skills requirements by means of qualifying short courses about PPL content.... [-]


PhD in Marketing Management

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

The student should develop applied and highly specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, comprehension and application of marketing management principles. Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification culminates, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. [+]

The student should develop applied and highly specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, comprehension and application of marketing management principles. Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification culminates, 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 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 student should be able to reflect on his/her research decisions and applications, to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of marketing management.... [-]


PhD in Logistics Management

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

The student should develop intellectual and specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of logistics management principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the logistics management field. [+]

The student should develop intellectual and specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of logistics management principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the logistics management field. The student should be able to take strategic decisions in the context of a logistics organisation, or the logistics function of a company, and to analyse and assess any internal or external decision impacting the logistics function and/or profession. 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 logistics management. The thesis should constitute a reflection of knowledge and insight into the logistics management field.... [-]


PhD in Leadership in Performance and Change

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

This is a structured research programme with research-based assignments and the application of research in practice, as the basis for the completion of the thesis. The aim of the qualification is to develop the advanced competence of the student in designing and developing organisational interventions and procedures. The qualification will make it possible for students to fulfil a leadership role and to adopt a critical and scientific approach towards performance and change. [+]

This is a structured research programme with research-based assignments and the application of research in practice, as the basis for the completion of the thesis. The aim of the qualification is to develop the advanced competence of the student in designing and developing organisational interventions and procedures. The qualification will make it possible for students to fulfil a leadership role and to adopt a critical and scientific approach towards performance and change.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology or Human Resource Development 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 NQF Level 8 or 9. A module at at least undergraduate level or above in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques. Students should have distinguished themselves previously as managers or human resource managers with considerable work experience in organisations (minimum of 3-5 years). Students must be computer literate and have Internet access. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments.... [-]


PhD in Information Technology Management

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

Through the doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student 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. [+]

Through the doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student 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 students would display applied competence in research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication in the research process and findings. The student should be able to reflect on his/her research decisions and applications to access the effect thereof in the holistic context of research in the information technology management industry.

Admission requirements

A relevant Master’s degree on NQF Level 9 with a 65% average. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the doctoral qualification if he/she is of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed study.... [-]


PhD in Information Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 - 5 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, 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. [+]

Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, 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 students would display applied competence in research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication in the research process and findings. The student should be able to reflect on his/her research decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of research in the information industry.

Admission requirements

Student access will be provided to the student who is in possession of any relevant Master’s Degree 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 for the proposed studies. ... [-]


PhD in Industrial Psychology

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

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.... [-]


PhD in Human Resource Management

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

The programme develops intellectual and professional skills of the student. Through the doctorate thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. [+]

The programme develops intellectual and professional skills of the student. Through the doctorate thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work.

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 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. Students should be able to critically reflect on the research process and findings.

Admission requirements

An appropriate Master’s Degree 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.... [-]


PhD in Human Resource Development

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

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.... [-]


PhD in Employment Relations

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

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. [+]

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. ... [-]