University of Johannesburg

Introduction

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development.

The phenomenal success story of the University is one that has surprised critics and won over sceptics. Being an institution that prides itself on its accessible excellence, after only 11 years UJ has established itself as an institution of global excellence and world-class stature.

In its first five years of existence, UJ doubled its accredited research output and increased its number of distinguished South African Research Chairs from none to seven. This remarkable achievement was reached well ahead of the target set for 2015. The 2010 research outcome was the result of UJ’s desire, during the initial period, to establish UJ as a thoroughly research-focused university.
UJ is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 research-intensive universities in the world, Universitas 21 – an important endorsement of the growing international stature of UJ.

UJ boasts world-class, internationally recognised academic programmes based on curricula informed by cutting-edge developments in both undergraduate and postgraduate education. UJ’s programmes, within its nine faculties, are designed to prepare students for the world of work and for global citizenship. The University has four campuses, namely the Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus; the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus; the Doornfontein Campus; and the Soweto Campus.

Based on the choices of UJ’s Orange Carpet First-Year Students – those with an APS score equal to and greater than 40 points – the flagship programmes include: Accounting; Electrical and Electronic/ Mechanical/ Civil/ Mining Engineering; LLB/ BA Law/ BCom Law; Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics; IT/ Computer Sciences; Human Physiology; Optometry; Finance; Psychology; and Teacher Education.

In order to make UJ’s teaching, research and innovation goals a reality, UJ has, over the past eight years, invested in excess of R2 billion into the upgrading and expansion of living and learning facilities on all of its campuses and into creating a safe and secure, world-class learning and research environment for both staff and students.

UJ also introduced handheld devices (a tablet or laptop) into first-year classrooms in 2014, in a bid to connect these young minds with the world of e-knowledge that they are growing into, and to transform their ability to contribute and compete.

UJ’s graduate success rate now stands at 83,4% and the overall annual graduate output is in excess of 11,400 students. The University’s First Year Experience Programme (FYE), an initiative offering academic skills reinforcement with an accent on students mentoring fellow students, is one of the support programmes that help ease the school-to-university transition. Almost 1,300 student tutors, selected from third-year level and up, act as an interface between students and teaching staff. UJ also introduced academic advisors in University residences and approved off-campus accommodation facilities. Under UJ’s Academic Excellence Programme, 250 student advisors are serving 2,000 first-year students in 25 residences.

Notable, too, is that UJ, with more than 49,500 students; 2,300 international students; 6,700 postgraduates and renowned academic staff, is an institution with an admirable graduation rate. UJ is home to 133 rated researchers, six of whom are A-rated, and has seven National Research Foundation Chairs. Additionally, it produces the largest number of black accountants of all accredited residential universities in the country.

While UJ pursues global excellence and stature, the University envisages being nationally responsive in a manner that only UJ can. In this regard, among South Africa’s six leading universities, only UJ successfully provides access to almost 2,000 first-year students who come from the poorest communities, providing them, where needed, with top-up NSFAS funding, bursaries and two healthy meals a day.

In the next ten years, UJ has set six strategic goals, namely:

  • Global Excellence in Research and Innovation.
  • Global Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • An International Profile Fit for Global Excellence and Stature.
  • An Outstanding Student Experience.
  • Active Global Reputation Management, and
  • An Institution and People Fit for Global Excellence and Stature.

Vision

An international University of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future.

Mission

Inspiring its community to transform and serve humanity through innovation and the collaborative pursuit of knowledge.

Values

IMAGINATION CONVERSATION REGENERATION ETHICAL FOUNDATION
  • Shaping the future
  • Thinking independently
  • Developing a cosmopolitan identity
  • Exhibiting ambition and drive
  • Adopting entrepreneurial approaches
  • Learning together from our diversity
  • Making wise decisions collectively
  • Engaging meaningfully with one another
  • Displaying mutual respect
  • Leading consultatively
  • Developing sustainably through creative contribution
  • Introspecting for renewal
  • Innovating for the common good
  • Making positive change
  • Taking advantage of overlooked opportunities
  • Treasuring academic freedom
  • Seeking balance in the pursuit of knowledge
  • Facing challenges with courage and earning trust
  • Acting responsibly by being fair, consistent and transparent
  • Participating in and helping the community (Ubuntu)*

*Ubuntu is the capacity to express compassion, justice, reciprocity, dignity, harmony and humanity in the interests of building, maintaining and strengthening the community. Ubuntu speaks to our inter-connectedness, our common humanity and the responsibility to each that flows from our connection.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

PhD

DCom / DPhil in Sport Management

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Students participating in either Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis. [+]

DCom in Sport Management

Students participating in the Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Sport Management.

Contact details

Name: Prof Leon Lategan Tel: 011 559 6966 / Email: leonl@uj.ac.za

DPhil in Sport Management

Students participating in the Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Sport Management.

Contact details

Name: Prof Leon Lategan Tel: 011 559 6966 / Email: leonl@uj.ac.za

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DCom in Strategic Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop applied and highly specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, comprehension, and application of strategic and general management principles. [+]

The student should develop applied and highly specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, comprehension, and application of strategic and general 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 a 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 reflect on their research decisions and applications in order to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of strategic and general management.... [-]


DIng / DPhil in Civil Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. [+]

DIng in Civil Engineering

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Qualification outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve engineering research/development problems creatively and innovatively by applying relevant fundamental knowledge of i.e. Mathematics, Basic Science and Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced engineering research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding, and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organization and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and /or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in... [-]

DIng / DPhil in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. [+]

DIng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Qualification outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve original engineering research/development problems creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e.Mathematics, Basic Science and Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced engineering research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding, and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organization and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both... [-]

DIng / DPhil in Engineering Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific management systems problems of society at large. [+]

DIng in Engineering Management

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific management systems problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental independent systems engineering and management research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Qualification outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve engineering research/development problems independently, creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e. Engineering and/or Engineering Management Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced engineering research project(s), demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development/management in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organization and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform data analysis... [-]

DLitt et Phil in Public Management and Governance

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Public Management and Governance on a topic selected in consultation with the Head of the Department of Public Governance. A Doctoral defense (of either the proposal or the thesis) is required in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. An article ready for publication on the thesis content or related field is required. [+]

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Public Management and Governance on a topic selected in consultation with the Head of the Department of Public Governance. A Doctoral defence (of either the proposal or the thesis) is required in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. An article ready for publication on the thesis content or related field is required.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Qualification in Public Management and Governance on NQF Level 8. A final mark of 65% on average for the preceding Master’s Degree programme in Public Management/Public Administration/Public Governance (or equivalent RPL compliance), as well as a minimum of 65% for the 50% or more dissertation required for that Master’s programme. An application for this programme must be accompanied by a research proposal of approximately 10 pages in a prescribed format, which is available on request from the Department together with guidelines on how to draft the proposal.... [-]


Doctoral Degree Programmes in Education

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

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.

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. ... [-]

DTech / DIng / DPhil in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialized area, ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. [+]

DTech in Mechanical Engineering

This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialized area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialized area, ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge.

Qualification Outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify and solve problems by means of responses that demonstrate responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking. Collect, organize, analyze and critically evaluate information. Work effectively with others. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in oral and/or written presentation. Admission requirements and selection criteria ... [-]

DTech in Biotechnology

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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

The purpose of the DTech in Biotechnology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of Biotechnology.

The DTech in Biotechnology 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 specialization. The degree 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.... [-]


DTech in Environmental Health

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

To provide students with the competency to apply high-level problem-solving skills, and the application of critical and reflective thinking at the most advanced academic level, culminating in the production of a thesis in the field of Environmental Health. [+]

To provide students with the competency to apply high-level problem-solving skills, and the application of critical and reflective thinking at the most advanced academic level, culminating in the production of a thesis in the field of Environmental Health.

Admission requirements

MTech Environmental Health

Contact details

Name: Martha Chadyiwa Tel: 011 559 6239/ Email: mchadyiwa@uj.ac.za

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DTech in Extraction Metallurgy

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist.

Admission requirements and selection criteria

An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study.

Conferment of the degree

The DTech: Extraction Metallurgy is conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully.... [-]


DTech in Metallurgy Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist.

Admission requirements and selection criteria

An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study.

Conferment of the degree

The DTech: Engineering Metallurgy will be conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully.... [-]


PhD/DCom in Accounting

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based accounting orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]


PhD/DCom in Auditing

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of auditing principles in the auditing field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of auditing principles in the auditing field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work.

Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of the staff of the Department of Accountancy so allocated to them. This proposal must be presented to a panel convened for this purpose. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to register for the degree.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based Auditing or computer Auditing orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]


PhD/DCom in Econometrics

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of econometric techniques. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of econometric techniques. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of the staff of the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to register for the degree.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]


PhD/DCom in Economics

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of economic models. [+]

The candidate should develop advanced competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of economic models. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of the staff of the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to register for the degree.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme- specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]


PhD/DCom in Taxation

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of taxation principles in the financial and commercial sector. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work. [+]

The candidate should develop applied specialized competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of taxation principles in the financial and commercial sector. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based taxation orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme- specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy.... [-]


PhD in African Languages

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

The Doctoral examination is conducted on 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.

Admission requirements

Students must have obtained an MA in African Languages.

Contact details

Name: Dr IK Mndawe Tel: 011 559 4662 / Email: ikmndawe@uj.ac.za

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PhD in Anthropology

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

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 defence (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.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Anthropology and a final course mark of at least 65% in the particular discipline.

Contact details

Name: Prof David Moore Tel: 011 559 2979/2859 / Email: dbmoore@uj.ac.za

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PhD in Applied Linguistics

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

The postgraduate programme in Applied Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its disciplines, is aimed at the specialised education and training and research needs of language practitioners such as translators, interpreters, text editors, language planners, copywriters and language teachers. Translation and interpreting are complex linguistic, cognitive and textual processes that, among other things, also entail socio-cultural mediation. Given the complexity of these activities and hence the interdisciplinary nature of language practice, these programmes offer a balance of theoretical, practical and experiential knowledge and skills.

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PhD in Applied Mathematics

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

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. A Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics 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 specialization.

The PhD in Applied Mathematics 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.... [-]


PhD in Aquatic Health

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

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. A Ph.D. in Aquatic Health 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 specialization.

The PhD in Aquatic Health 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.... [-]


PhD in Audiovisual Communication

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Audiovisual Communication 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 required. [+]

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Audiovisual Communication 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 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.... [-]


PhD in Biblical Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The DLitt et Phil (Biblical Studies) programme is a research programme, comprising predominantly theoretical work, and normally does not require work-based learning or vocational training. The Doctoral programme is by nature an advanced specialization in either OT or NT (or both), building on the specialization level already reached on Master’s level. [+]

The DLitt et Phil (Biblical Studies) programme is a research programme, comprising predominantly theoretical work, and normally does not require work-based learning or vocational training. The Doctoral programme is by nature an advanced specialization in either OT or NT (or both), building on the specialization level already reached on Master’s level.

The programme is a thesis on a theme from the Old or New Testament or both.

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies or an equivalent qualification is a prerequisite, as well as the general University entrance requirements for the Doctoral programme. Greek or Hebrew up to second-year level may be required depending on the field of study and research.... [-]


PhD in Biochemistry

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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

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

The PhD in Biochemistry 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.... [-]


PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Biodiversity and Conservation is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialization. [+]

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Biodiversity and Conservation is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialization. A Ph.D. in Biodiversity and Conservation 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 specialization.

The PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation 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.... [-]


PhD in Botany

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

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. A Ph.D. in Botany 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 specialization.

The PhD in Botany 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.... [-]


PhD in Business Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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. [+]

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. Qualifying students display competence in the application of related research methodology, and the proper written and oral communication of the research process and findings. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to the knowledge of an insight into the subject discipline, enabling students to reflect on the field of research.

Admission requirements

A student who is in possession of a Master’s qualification in Business Management on NQF Level 8 or 9 may apply for admission to this qualification. An average of 65% must be obtained in this Master’s Qualification. 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 Chemistry

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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

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

The PhD in Chemistry 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.... [-]


PhD in Communication Studies

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. [+]

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness.

This qualification provides students the opportunity to master the art of independent studies by writing a research thesis under the supervision of a senior researcher. The focus of the dissertation is based on the proposal submitted by the student and decided upon jointly with the supervisor(s).... [-]


PhD in Computer Science

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

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. A Ph.D. in Computer Science 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 specialization.

The PhD in Computer Science 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.... [-]


PhD in Corporate Communication

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The doctorate in Corporate Communication is designed to develop highly specialized and in-depth theoretical, professional and research skills within the disciplines of Corporate Communication and Communication. The qualification is designed to facilitate professional role enactment in highly specialized and unpredictable communication contexts and to acquire the ability to respond to abstract problems that expand and redefine existing corporate communication knowledge. [+]

The doctorate in Corporate Communication is designed to develop highly specialized and in-depth theoretical, professional and research skills within the disciplines of Corporate Communication and Communication. The qualification is designed to facilitate professional role enactment in highly specialized and unpredictable communication contexts and to acquire the ability to respond to abstract problems that expand and redefine existing corporate communication knowledge.

It also facilitates a comprehensive command of advanced communication research methodology, which should result in a significant and original contribution to the discipline of corporate communication as well as the ability to engage in critical dialogue.... [-]


PhD in Employment Relations

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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 center and psychometric assessments. A module in Research Methodology at Master’s Degree level is essential.... [-]


PhD in Energy Studies

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Energy Studies is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of energy studies. [+]

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Energy Studies is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of energy studies. A Ph.D. in Energy Studies 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 specialization.

The PhD in Energy Studies 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.... [-]


PhD in English

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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 [+]

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

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in English is required. Admission to the Doctoral Degree must be approved by the Chairperson of the Department.

Contact details

Name: Prof Karen Scherzinger Tel: 011 559 2493 / Email: kscherzinger@uj.ac.za

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PhD in Environmental Management

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

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. A Ph.D. in Environmental Management 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 specialization.

The PhD in Environmental Management 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.... [-]


PhD in Finances

Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

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. Through the doctoral thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to the knowledge of an insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research.

Qualifying candidates 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.

Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based financially orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and finance related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Finance and Investment Management. Admission to the doctoral programme is subject to the successful defense of a research proposal. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or... [-]


PhD in French

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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. [+]

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

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PhD in Geography

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Geography is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of geography. A Ph.D. in Geography 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 specialization.

The PhD in Geography 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.... [-]


PhD in Geology

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Geology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of geology. A Ph.D. in Geology 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 specialization.

The PhD in Geology 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.... [-]


PhD in German

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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

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PhD in Greek

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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 civilization (Ancient, Hellenistic, Byzantine or Modern) and its contribution to Western civilization (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc. [+]

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 civilization (Ancient, Hellenistic, Byzantine or Modern) and its contribution to Western civilization (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc.

Admission requirements

An MA in Greek gives admission to this programme.... [-]


PhD in Historical Studies

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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

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PhD in Human Resource Development

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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 center and psychometric assessments. A module at least undergraduate level or above in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques.... [-]


PhD in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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 Industrial Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 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. [+]

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 Industrial Sociology

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Informatics

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Informatics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of informatics. A Ph.D. in Informatics 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 specialization.

The PhD in Informatics 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.... [-]


PhD in Information Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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 the knowledge of an 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 the knowledge of an 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 Information Technology Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Through the doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student shows evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to the knowledge of an 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 shows evidence of independent and original scientific work. 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 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 Journalism

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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.... [-]


PhD in Latin

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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 civilization and its contribution to Western civilization (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc.). [+]

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 civilization and its contribution to Western civilization (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 Leadership in Performance and Change

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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 organizational interventions and procedures. The qualification will make it possible for students to fulfill 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 organizational interventions and procedures. The qualification will make it possible for students to fulfill 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 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 organizations (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 center and psychometric assessments.... [-]


PhD in Logistics Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual and specialized 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 specialized 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 organization, or the logistics function of a company, and to analyze 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 analyze 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 Marketing Communication

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to Marketing Communication 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. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is required. [+]

The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to Marketing Communication 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. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is 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.... [-]


PhD in Marketing Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop applied and highly specialized 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 specialized 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 a knowledge of 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 Mathematical Statistics

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of mathematical statistics. [+]

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of mathematical statistics.

A Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics 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 specialization.

The PhD in Mathematical Statistics 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.... [-]


PhD in Mathematics

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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

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

The PhD in Mathematics 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.... [-]


PhD in Personal and Professional Leadership

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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 Philosophy

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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 defense (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 defense (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 fulfill the Department’s admission requirements (in addition to the University’s admission requirements) and prove their knowledge of research methodology and 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.... [-]


PhD in Physics

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Physics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of physics. A Ph.D. in Physics 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 specialization.

The PhD in Physics 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.... [-]


PhD in Politics

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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. [+]

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

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PhD in Psychology

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The DLitt et Phil degree 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 ... [-]

PhD in Psychology

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 specialization.

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.... [-]


PhD in Semitic Languages

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

A thesis is completed on a topic chosen by 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 defense (of either the proposal or the thesis) are required in accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. [+]

A thesis is completed on a topic chosen by 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 defense (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 fulfill 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 Social Work

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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. [+]

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, econometrics, gender-based violence management, occupational social work, poverty, resilience, social development, social policy, social security and youth transitions.

The supervisors have recognized expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and are committed to rigor and excellence.... [-]


PhD in Sociology

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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. [+]

Ph.D. in 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.... [-]


PhD in Tourism and Hospitality Management (RD)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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 / Masters 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 Transport Economics

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop intellectual and specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of transport economics, 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 analyze and assess any internal or external decision impacting on this sector. [+]

The student should develop intellectual and specialized competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis, and application of transport economics, 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 analyze 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 analyze 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 Urban Studies

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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.... [-]


PhD in Zoology

Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Zoology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of zoology. A Ph.D. in Zoology 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 specialization.

The PhD in Zoology 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.... [-]


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