DPhil with specialisation in Innovation and Development

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College of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Econometrics
Faculty: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Economics and Econometrics
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: DPhil with specialisation in Innovation and Development
Programme Code: P34IDQ
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 117902

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Oct 31, 2022

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to develop specialised and interdisciplinary competencies for the analysis of how innovation can be harnessed to tackle developmental challenges. The programme is designed to improve applied conceptual, theoretical, and analytical skills, enabling students to blend and synthesise different disciplinary tools. Through the research dissertation, the student will show evidence of independent and original scientific work.

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Admission Requirements

Rule of access (Traditional format):
The Programme Selection Committee will consider applicants in terms of the possession of a relevant Master's qualification (NQF Level 9), relevance of prior experience, internal supervision constraints, the outcome of selection interviews, as well as evaluations and defence of draft research proposal.
Final registration or continued pre-registration is subject to the applicants complying with preparatory work including pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development and successful completion of additional knowledge development prescriptions. The Dean: College of Business and Economics may refuse an applicant's admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that requirements have not been met. Constraints on student number may necessitate a selection process consisting of selection interviews and a research proposal exercise.
Applicants must have obtained an average of 65% in their NQF level 9 qualification in order to apply.

Rules of access (article-based format):
The Programme Selection Committee will consider applicants in terms of the possession of a relevant Master's qualification (NQF Level 9), relevance of prior experience, internal supervision constraints, the outcome of selection interviews, as well as evaluations and defences of draft research proposals. Applicants must have obtained an average of 75% in their NQF level 9 qualification in order to apply for an article-based format. If their average marks are between 70-75% an interview may be required for acceptance into the programme. Final registration or continued pre-registration is subject to the applicants complying with preparatory work including pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development and successful completion of additional knowledge development prescriptions. The Dean: College of Business and Economics may refuse an applicant's admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that requirements have not been met. Constraints on student numbers may necessitate a selection process consisting of selection interviews and a research proposal exercise.

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