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Doctorate Degrees in South Africa 2021

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

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

Doctoral Programs in South Africa

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Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

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4&nbsp;-&nbsp;7 years
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Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original rese ...

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PhD in Chemical Engineering

PhD
Jan 2021
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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
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Campus

Chemical Engineering Technology focuses on the handling, analysis, monitoring, properties, and processing of a wide variety of materials such as chemicals, compounds, pastes, ...

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PhD in Civil Engineering

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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
English
Campus

The Department has grown to one of the largest in South Africa and is home to a staff that is actively involved in cutting-edge research. The Department maintains strong links ...

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PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
English
Campus

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering specializes in computer systems engineering and electrical engineering technology programs.

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PhD in Industrial Engineering

PhD
Jan 2021
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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
English
Campus

in Industrial Engineering is to develop the competencies of the postgraduate student in a chosen field of specialization on an advanced level. It requires a student to underta ...

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PhD in Mechanical Engineering

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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
English
Campus

Mechanical Engineers play a significant role in product design, manufacture, maintenance, research, control, development, management, and marketing of mechanical engineering s ...

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PhD in Metallurgy Engineering

PhD
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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
English
Campus

The Department of Metallurgy maintains strong links with the metal industry within South Africa, providing undergraduates with exposure to a wide range of metal-related operat ...

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PhD in Engineering Management

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Jan 2021
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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
English
Campus

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

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PhD in Operations Management

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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
English
Campus

Quality and Operations Management includes a range of activities from managing quality and process strategy to human resources and supply chain management.

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PhD in Quantity Surveying

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Jan 2021
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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
English
Campus

The purpose of the program is to develop an intellectual with the advanced ability to produce quantity surveying research that seeks to add knowledge and growth to this partic ...

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PhD in Construction Management

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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;3 years
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Campus

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

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PhD in Art and Design

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Jan 2021
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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;5 years
English
Campus

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

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PhD in Art History

PhD
Jan 2021
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3 years
English
Campus

A candidate is required to produce a scholarly thesis, normally between 70 000 and 80 000 words, that contributes new knowledge and understanding to an aspect of the visual ar ...

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PhD in Public Management and Governance

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Jan 2021
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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;5 years
English
Campus

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students the tools and skills to effectively and independently apply research methodology skills and all the related activities ...

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PhD in Strategic Human Resource Management

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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;5 years
English
Campus

​Human resource management entails a strategic and integrated approach to the management of an organization’s most valuable assets – the people – as they individually and coll ...

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