PhD Program in South Africa

Best PhD Degrees in South Africa 2018

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A PhD, or Doctorate of Philosophy, is the highest degree awarded in many academic fields. Generally requiring a research project and dissertation, as well as several years of study, a doctorate degree qualifies the holder as an expert in a chosen field.

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DPhil in Sport Science

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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

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

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Sport Science.

Contact details

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

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DPhil in Optometry

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with the ability to perform independent original and creative scientific research; contribute significant knowledge to and insight into Optometry as well as the specific discipline of research; display skills in related research methodologies and in proper formulation through a Doctoral dissertation; reflect upon decision-making, self directedness and contributions to Optometric Science. [+]

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with the ability to:

Perform independent original and creative scientific research. Contribute significant knowledge to and insight into Optometry as well as the specific discipline of research. Display skills in related research methodologies and in proper formulation through a Doctoral dissertation. Reflect upon decision-making, self directedness and contributions to Optometric Science. Only a Research Doctorate can be done. Admission requirements

A relevant Master’s Degree

Contact details

Name: Mrs Emil Nel Tel: 011 559 6827 / Email: emiln@uj.ac.za

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DPhil in Biokinetics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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

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

Admission requirements

A Master’s Degree in Biokinetics.

Contact details

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

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Doctor of Nursing Science

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Doctoral programmes in Nursing Sciences are offered in many fields of specialisation. [+]

Doctoral programmes in Nursing Sciences are offered in the following fields of specialisation:

Professional Nursing Science: Nursing Management Professional Nursing Science: Nursing Education Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing (General) Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Science Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Primary Health Care Clinical Nursing Science, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Science Community Health Nursing Occupational Health Nursing Professional Nursing Science: Ethos and Professional Practice Admission requirements

A Master’s qualification in Advanced Nursing Science/Professional Practise. ... [-]


DTech in Radiography

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student who successfully completes this qualification will be able to apply higher level problem solving skills and critical, reflective thinking at the most advanced academic levels, culminating in the production of a thesis which meets the accepted criteria and ethical principles of the academic institution. In this way the student will make an original and meaningful contribution to the existing body of knowledge for science and technology and supervise lower level research students. [+]

The student who successfully completes this qualification will be able to apply higher level problem solving skills and critical, reflective thinking at the most advanced academic levels, culminating in the production of a thesis which meets the accepted criteria and ethical principles of the academic institution. In this way the student will make an original and meaningful contribution to the existing body of knowledge for science and technology and supervise lower level research students.

Admission requirements

An MTech Radiography or an equivalent qualification with an average of 65% or at an equivalent standard as determined by the Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board. Selection is based on approval by the Faculty’s Research Committee.... [-]


DTech in Homoeopathy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the qualifying student with advanced analytical problem-solving and reflective competencies as a homoeopathic practitioner, and to act as a leader within the homoeopathic research field. This will be achieved by making an original contribution to the knowledge content of homoeopathy through independent research. [+]

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the qualifying student with advanced analytical problem-solving and reflective competencies as a homoeopathic practitioner, and to act as a leader within the homoeopathic research field. This will be achieved by making an original contribution to the knowledge content of homoeopathy through independent research.

Admission requirements

MTech Homoeopathy

Contact details

Name: Dr Radmila Razlog Tel: 011 559 6218 / Email: radmilar@uj.ac.za

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DTech in Biomedical Technology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At the end of this qualification students will have produced a research thesis. [+]

At the end of this qualification students will have produced a research thesis.

Admission requirements

MTech Biomedical Technology or equivalent qualification.

Contact details

Name: Ms Ingrid van der Westhuyzen Tel: 011 559 6263 / Email: ingridv@uj.ac.za

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