PhD Economics with specialisation in Local Economic 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: PhD Economics with specialisation in Local Economic Development
Programme Code: P3PN9Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 96969

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

Purpose

The purpose of the PhD (Local Economic Development) (LED) is to develop an ability to conceptualise new research initiatives and create new knowledge or practice in the field of local economic development. The programme will provide candidates with high-level research capabilities and who make a significant and original academic contribution in the field of local economic development.

Career Opportunities

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

The Programme Coordinator (LED) in consultation with the Director: CENLED and the Director: School of Economics will consider applications from applicants that are in 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 (where applicable) will be evaluated.

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.

Selection Process

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