PhD (Transport Economics)

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College of Business and Economics, Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management
Faculty: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD (Transport Economics)
Programme Code: P1DTEQ
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 73918

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

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to develop intellectual and specialised competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding, analysis and application of transport economic, management and regulatory principles. The student should develop research, writing and creative thinking skills in the transport economics field. The student should be able to take strategic decisions in the context of the transport sector, and to analyse and assess any internal or external decision impacting on this sector. The student should also be able to reflect on his/her managerial decisions and applications to analyse and assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of transport economics, management and regulation. The thesis should constitute a reflection of knowledge and insight into the transport economics field. This qualification intends to make original contributions to the field of transport economics.

Career Opportunities

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

Rules of access (traditional format):
A student who is in possession of a Master's qualification in Transport Economics (on NQF level 9), with a minimum of 65% or higher may apply for admission to this format. The student must have completed a module in Research Methodology (on NQF level 8 or 9) as part of a postgraduate qualification with an average of 60% or higher. Student number constraints may limit the number of intake for the next year and necessitates a selection process consisting of selection interviews and a research proposal exercise. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and /or continued registration) is subject to the applicants complying with School/departmental specific requirement. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the School/department. Possible examples or preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development and successful completion of short courses aimed and and/or knowledge developments. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special School/departmental sessions. The Dean of the College of Business and Economics may refuse a student admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that the student's academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies.

Rules of access (article-based format):
A student who is in possession of a Master's qualification in Transport Economics (on NQF level 9) with a minimum of 75% or higher may apply for admission to this format. However, if the average is between 70% and 75% and the student is still considered to be able to conduct research involving a collection of articles then a motivation needs to be provided by the School/Department's Higher Degrees Committee. In addition, the student must have completed a module of Research Methodology (on NQF level 8 or 9) as part of a postgraduate qualification with an average of 60% or higher. Student number constraints may limit the number of intake for the next year and necessitates a selection process consisting of selection interviews and a research proposal exercise. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and /or continued registration) is subject to the applicants complying with School/departmental specific requirement. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the School/department. Possible examples or preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development and successful completion of short courses aimed and and/or knowledge developments. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special School/departmental session. The Dean of the College of Business and Economics may refuse a student admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that the students' academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies.

Selection Process

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