Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Unicaf University, Malawi

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Next enrollment cycle

October 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 5,000

Course Accredited By

BAC

  • 4 Years
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 75% scholarship

The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation

The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a PhD is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline.

Each PhD student must take a number of online modules and also complete a dissertation. Students must defend their dissertation in a “viva voce” (oral) examination. The viva voce examination is an intense and challenging experience, but we offer workshops and mock examinations to help our research students prepare and almost all research students who reach this stage go on to successfully complete their degree.

Students can engage in research in one of the following fields of study:

  • Marketing Management
  • Information and Technology
  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting And Finance

Enrollment Cycles

  • October 2021
  • November 2021
  • December 2021
  • January 2022
  • February 2022
  • March 2022
  • April 2022
  • May 2022
  • June 2022
  • July 2022
  • August 2022
  • September 2022

Applications for doctoral study are accepted all year round. Students may submit their application by using the Unicaf University online application form and paying the application fee.

The entry requirements for admission to a Doctoral degree programme include:

  • An accredited Master’s degree in a relevant subject area. Students may be considered for doctoral study if their degree is in an unrelated field provided, they have relevant professional experience and can prove their ability to work at doctoral level. A wide range of international qualifications may also be considered. Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of international academic qualifications accepted.
  • Official Master’s degree transcripts
  • Recognized proof of English proficiency if previous studies were not taught in the English language. Otherwise, an IELTS score 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing component and no individual component lower than 6.0) is required; or an English Placement Test result with a 6.5 equivalence (provided no score in each individual component is less than 6.0).
  • Personal Statement of Statement of Purpose (minimum 500 words)
  • Current CV
  • Two official letters of recommendation (one of which must be academic)
  • Research proposal or project outline
  • Evidence of ability to undertake independent research
  • All applicants who satisfy the above listed requirements are invited to an interview where a final admission decision will be made.

Foundation Courses

Induction Module

Core Units

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Current Issues in Management Research
  • Leadership
  • Web-based Information Systems Development
  • Ph.D Information and Technology Comprehensive Examination
  • Ph.D Information and Technology Dissertation (Part 1)
  • Ph.D Information and Technology Dissertation (Part 2)
  • Ph.D Information and Technology Dissertation (Part 3)
  • Ph.D Information and Technology Dissertation (Part 4)
  • PhD Information and Technology Doctoral Dissertation Examination
Total Course Fees: 20000

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