Unizulu Phd



Unizulu Phd, the purpose of our postgraduate studies support is to coordinate, extend and enhance the postgraduate support systems.



Assist the University in attracting, training and producing quality postgraduate students.



Increase the number of postgraduate students (Honours, Masters and Doctoral students).

Academic Staff Development
  • Capacity development is aimed at ensuring that academic staff have the
  • necessary support, skills and qualifications so that they are able to produce
  • research and postgraduates of sound quality.
Formal Qualifications

The University assists staff who are in their final year of Master’s and Doctoral degree studies with funds to free up their time, for improving supervisor contact and for editing and other write-up expenses.



Informal Training

The University provides funds for obtaining training to attain or improve skills in the form of attendance at seminars, workshops, forums etc.

Research Output

The Research Office is responsible for cultivating a research culture by developing emerging and established researchers through facilitating access to research funding and recording information on research publications for submission to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for subsidy.

Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Fellows

The purpose of this initiative is to develop and implement a postdoctoral programme that will attract quality Postdoctoral Fellows and potential staff members to the university. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are normally awarded to individuals within five years of having achieved a doctoral degree. The purpose of the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for experiential learning in research, which may serve as a path for further academic and professional development.

Downloads

Click here for the Post Doctoral Application Form.

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION

FACULTYFaculty of Education
DEPARTMENT:DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
DegreePOSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION
AbbreviationPGCE
UNIZULU CodeEPGCE1
CreditsHEQF Exit Level: 9 Minimum total credits: 18 Minimum credits at level 9: 120, Dissertation credits at level 9: 60

Duration of the programme
• The programme shall extend over at least a minimum of one year full-time or two years part-time.
• A full time student may take a minimum of 6 modules plus a teaching practice module per term, and a part-time student may take 3 modules plus a teaching practice module per term.
• Teaching Practice is compulsory for all PGCE students

SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSPREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
SEMESTER 1
Teaching, learning and AssessmentECTL00A8None
Theories of development and learningEPTD00A8None
Communication and Research skillsELCR00A8None
Educational studiesEFES00A8None
Method 1Method8According to degree modules related to school subjects
Method 2Method8According to degree modules related to school subjects
Teaching ExperienceETSE14A16None
SUBJECT NAMESUBJECT CODESUBJECT CREDITSPREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
SEMESTER 2
Curriculum development: Theories and PracticeECCD00B8None
Media in EducationECME00B8None
Education ManagementEAEM00B8None
HIV and AIDS and Life skillsEPHL00B8None
Method 1Method8According to degree modules related to school subjects
Method 2Method8According to degree modules related to school subjects
School PracticumETSP14B16None
TOTAL128

ELECTIVES/ METHOD MODULES

MODULE CODEMODULE TITLE
EMAC00A/00BMethod of Accounting
EMBS00A/00BMethod of Business Studies
EMCS00A/00BMethod of Computer Studies
EMEC00A/00BMethod of Economics
EMEN00A/00BMethod of English
EMGE00A/00BMethod of Geography
EMHY00A/00BMethod of History
EMZU00A/00BMethod of IsiZulu
EMLO00A/00BMethod of Life Orientation
EMLS00A/00BMethod of Life Sciences
EMMA00A/00BMethod of Mathematics
EMPS00A/00BMethod of Physical Science
EMTN00A/00BMethod of Technology
EMTO00A/00BMethod of Tourism
Contact the relevant Education departments for the course/module outlines of your method modules

CORE MODULES



MODULE CODEMODULE TITLE
EFES00AEducational studies
ECTL00ATeaching, learning and assessment
EPTD00ATheories of development and learning
ECME00BMedia in education
EMEN00A/00BMethod of English
ECCD00BCurriculum development: Theory and practice
EPHL00BHIV/AIDS and life skills education
EAEM00BEducational management

TEACHING PRACTICE MODULES

PRACTICE MODULESCODES
Teaching ExperienceETSE14A
School practicumETSP14B

Doctor of Commerce Business Management

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy follows a Master’s degree in the field of commerce. It is of at least two years duration and is based on original research. The PhD may be conferred in the same department as the Master’s degree. Examination is by thesis, and a thesis must be submitted on a subject approved by one of the departments in the Faculty.

FACULTYCommerce, Administration and Law
DEPARTMENT:Business Management
DegreeDoctor of Commerce
AbbreviationDCom
MajorsBusiness Management
Qualification Code (SAQF)19472
UNIZULU CodeCDPH03
NQF EXIT Level10
Admission Requirements1.      Master of Commerce  OR any of the mentioned below Degrees
2.      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
3.      Master of Social Science (Economics)
4.      Master of Science (Economics)
Minimum duration of studies2 Years
Intake for the qualification:January
Registration Cycle for the Modules:January
Total credits to Graduate:360

Doctor of Philosophy in Community Psychology AEC800 (APHD20)

Doctor of Philosophy in Community Psychology

The PhD in community psychology consists of a specialized doctoral programme of studies for registered psycholog All doctoral degrees require the completion of a thesis. (Some doctoral programmes may have coursework components, but in such instances the successful completion of the coursework component serves merely as a prerequisite for the submission of the thesis for assessment. Only the thesis assessment is considered for the award of the degree. Doctoral degrees are awarded pass or fail assessments. No marks are awarded and degrees are not awarded with merit or distinction”. A limited number of students selected in terms of academic merit and personal suitability will be admitted to the programme which extends over a minimum period of two years.

The curriculum consists of three basic parts: The curriculum consists of two basic units:

  • the university coursework – AEC801
  • a thesis – AEC802

University coursewor This consists of examinations and supervised course-work in the following areas:

Paper 1   

African  community  psychology  and/or  community  psychology  in  South Africa, including early older forms of community psychology, traditional healing and Afro-Christian healing. Community psychology theory, models and development e.g. in industry, education and health with special focus on rural development.

Paper 2           

Community psychology research methods applied in community settings.

Paper 3

Community psychology interventions, including community and cultural counselling and individual, interpersonal, marital, family, group psychotherapy in educational, clinical, health and industrial community settings.

Paper 4       

This consists of supervised practical work in a variety of community centres and settings. The practical part is distinguishable but inseparable from the thesis and theoretical part in that the community centres and settings provide the resources, direction and context for the thesis and theoretical part. The formal requirement for completion of the practical part is the submission of a scientific paper based upon the community psychological practice.

A Thesis (Paper 5)

Although it may be limited in scope and length the thesis satisfies all the academic requirements of a PhD thesis.



The two parts; thesis and coursework each carry equal weigh Candidates must pass both parts before the degree PhD (Community Psychology) is conferred.