DPhil with a specialisation in Applied Data Science

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Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics 
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: DPhil with a specialisation in Applied Data Science
Programme Code: P34ADQ

Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 117902

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 31 October 2024

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: 011 559 3621
Email: smbeya@uj.ac.za

Duration of Study: 1 Year Full-Time, 2 Years Part-Time

Programme Fees


The purpose of this qualification is to show through the doctoral thesis in which the qualification culminates, evidence of independent and original scientific work.  The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research.  Qualifying students would display applied competence in research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication in the research process and findings.  The student should be able to reflect on his/her research decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of research in the information technology management industry.

Career Opportunities

Executive for Innovation, Director: Strategy, planning and management, Manager Digital Innovation, Head of Data Science, Data Science Manager, Senior Data Scientist, Chief Researcher and Senior Knowledge Analyst

Admission Requirements

Student access will be provided to the student who is in possession of any relevant information systems, information technology or informatics master’s degree on NQF level 9 with a 65% average.  The Dean of the College of Business and Economics 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 studies.

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