Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Law and Politics
Unicaf University (ZM)
3 - 6 years
Earliest start date
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Law and Politics will enable students to become efficiently equipped with all the necessary skills and knowledge to advance in international organizations, and public and private sectors, and achieve positive results when operating in executive positions.
Aims of the Programme
The aims of the program are the following:
- Develop a sound understanding of the relevant conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of the student’s chosen area of research in law and politics.
- Have a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic and management inquiry.
- Create and interpret knowledge through original research.
- Enhance student’s performance as a reflective practitioner and their professional practice.
- Develop personal, consultancy, and research competencies to undertake rigorous research at an advanced level that contributes to theory and practice in law and politics.
Objectives of the Programme
The objective of the program is to enhance the knowledge and skills of current and emerging legal and political scientists/leaders who are looking to drive systemic change in their organizations. These include individuals who currently hold or are seeking top positions in professional organizations and governmental institutions.
Scholarships and Funding
Unicaf University is in partnership with the Unicaf Scholarship programme which is one of the most generous scholarship programmes available. The programme supports eligible students and provides opportunities for studies towards the programmes offered by Unicaf University at a fraction of the cost. Unicaf has already offered more than US $100 million worth of scholarships to students helping them to study towards internationally recognised qualifications. The primary objective of the Unicaf Scholarship Programme is to make high-quality education affordable and accessible. Supported programmes have a strong professional and vocational focus delivered with an international perspective to ensure that students are prepared for work in the global marketplace and receive a return on their education investment.
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits|
Core requirements (required modules)
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits|
|UU-DOC-801-ZM||Quantitative Research Methods||30.00|
|UU-DOC-802-ZM||Qualitative Research Methods||30.00|
|UU-DOC-803-ZM||Current Issues in Research||30.00|
|UU-DOC-900-1-ZM||Dissertation (Part 1)||60.00|
|UU-DOC-900-2-ZM||Dissertation (Part 2)||60.00|
|UU-DOC-900-3-ZM||Dissertation (Part 3)||60.00|
|UU-DOC-900-4-ZM||Dissertation (Part 4)||60.00|
|UU-DOC-995-ZM||Doctoral Dissertation Examination||0.00|
The key learning outcomes of this program are:
- Develop a comprehensive, contemporary, advanced knowledge of content, research methods, and theoretical context in an area-related practice. Through this, students will make an important contribution to knowledge informed by original research and scholarship. Interpret and accurately apply the law, as well as effectively analyze and investigate facts.
- Describe how political, legal, and economic forces have affected different social groups in different ways to produce inequality as a result of unjust outcomes.
- Make informed judgments on complex issues in Law and Politics, often in the absence of complete data. Identify strategies that have the potential to increase access to the legal system and improve the quality of the justice system or justice in society.
- Communicate ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Identify and apply legal rules on legal issues presented to resolve problems.
- Solve problems through skills in evidence-based decision-making, leading to institutional change within the areas of Law and Politics.
- Demonstrate the ability of law to shape and influence, government, society, and people’s lives.
- Create environments of inclusion and transparency. Demonstrate interest in national and global politics.
- Evaluate their skill as a leader and the performance of their team(s) and organization and modify strategies accordingly within the areas of Law and Politics.
- Critique the mission, process, and outcomes of specific learning initiatives through targeted questions.
- Apply their knowledge of law and politics by using the major analytic and theoretical frameworks in international relations and comparative politics.
- Drive innovation through technology-enabled learning formats.
- Apply reflective monitoring skills about work and professional practice within the areas of Law and Politics.
- Interpret gathered qualitative and quantitative data to assess the status of organizational priorities.
- Create a culminating dissertation in practice that demonstrates the effective application of relevant theories and concepts within the areas of Law and Politics.