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Your University Distance Learning program will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every studen

Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Doctorate
Specialty:
Teacher Education

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Program Description:

Your University Distance Learning program will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals. If you want much more than normal results from your efforts, our Doctoral programs are what you are looking for.


The Doctor of Philosophy program is offered for various disciplines and prepares students for advanced work in research, teaching, and administration. Studies leading to the Ph.D. degree are designed to give the candidate thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field, as well as training in research methods. The criteria for granting the degree shall be the candidate's comprehension of the subject matter and a demonstrated ability to perform independent research. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to express thoughts clearly, both verbally and in written form. The PhD program aims to develop an understanding of your field beyond the Master's degree, with emphasis on the conduct of original research, the production of significant research findings, and the contribution of such findings to public knowledge.


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The Ph.D. Degree Program is a custom-tailored suit of educational clothing. Our partner University has developed a protocol to Quantify and Qualify an individual's professional background, as well as, their academic credentials, and grant Academic Credit to qualified students commensurate with their true level of knowledge.

After initial review and evaluation, the Student's Academic Status is defined. This definition establishes the approximate number of Academic Credit Hours the University will grant the Student toward the Student's designated Degree Program.

Development of course and curricula is a collaborative activity, between the Student and the Academic Advisor. Each Student's Curricula is unique, and developed as a result of the mutual efforts of the Student, the Academic Staff and the Academic Advisor.

To fulfill the requirements of the Degree Program as established by the Academic Committee, the Student performs research, (using the Internet or other Approved Resources), to investigate and select courses from at least 2, University Approved colleges or universities, offering the same discipline at the Doctoral level, as the Student's designated Degree Program.

The Student will select courses based upon the Student's need to acquire the knowledge and master the objectives defined, in the course descriptions and objectives, as itemized in the Course Catalogs of such Approved Institutions. The Student will be the initial arbiter of the courses selected. The culmination of the course selection process is the class session with the Academic Advisor. During this class, the Student's Courses and Curricula will be established, and approved.

Ph.D. Programs are available in many disciplines, and demonstrate the Student's ability to perform advanced work in the selected field of study. The highlight of the Program is the Doctorial Dissertation, an original work of scholarship, which showcases the Candidate's mastery of the selected discipline, produces significant insights and findings based on original thought and research, and contributes to the advancement of thought and knowledge on a universal scale.

Studies leading to the Ph.D. degree are designed to give the candidate thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field, as well as training in research methods. The criteria for granting the degree shall be the candidate's comprehension of the subject matter and a demonstrated ability to perform independent research. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to express thoughts clearly, both verbally and in written form.

POPULAR FIELDS FOR DOCTORAL STUDY


Psychology (PhD, PsyD)
Both the Ph.D. in Psychology and the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) can be pursued through online study with the University. The PhD in Psychology is sometimes considered a research degree while the PsyD is considered a counseling degree however these differences are not universal, both degrees are considered academically equivalent. Specializations such as clinical psychology, counseling psychology, educational psychology, or organizational psychology are possible by adjusting the student curriculum.


 

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