Master's & doctoral degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Management

Qualification code: 98006
NQF level: 10
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 111057

Admission requirements

An appropriate Master's Degree in Environmental Management or a related field. In the case of a course work Master's Degree the applicant must submit a PDF version of the research project that formed part of such a degree. In addition to the above requirements, all applicants must submit a transcript or an academic record, an updated CV as well as a 5-page PDF concept document describing their intended research. Guidelines for compiling the document can be found on the departmental website. Students will be accepted on the following criteria: Suitability and viability of the intended research; Adequate supervisory capacity and research expertise in the department. An approved selection procedure which is in line with Unisa's policies on equality and diversity in the discipline or department will be implemented. Students, who are awaiting Masters examination results, must still submit applications by the due date. Applications will be considered once results become available.

Doctoral degree

A doctoral degree will require you to undertake research at the most advanced academic levels culminating in the submission, assessment and acceptance of a thesis. Coursework may be required as preparation or value addition to the research, but does not contribute to the credit value of the qualification. The defining characteristic of this qualification is that you will be required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline or field. This work must be of a quality to satisfy peer review and merit publication.


Research focus areas

Click here to view a list of departments and research focus areas for the College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences.


Research outline

Unisa’s admission policy has changed and you are now required to submit a detailed research outline for each master's and doctoral qualification for which you apply. No application submitted without a detailed research outline will be considered. Although this research outline may differ for each qualification or academic department, the basic information required is as follows:

  • Title
  • Summary of topic
  • Short literature review
  • Expected contribution of the study
  • Methodology to be followed
  • Availability of the data
  • List of references
  • Reasons why you are interested in the topic

Plagiarism of any form is unacceptable. Please take note of Unisa's Policy for Copyright Infringement and Plagiarism.

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the online application fee of R115,00 once you have received your Unisa student number.

Please note: 

  • The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa.
  • An application for a student number does not constitute an application for admission. After you receive your student number, you must still complete the online application for admission and upload the compulsory supporting documents.


Student fees

Click here for the 2019 student fee information. The fee information for the 2020 academic year will be available at the time of registration. 

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Apply for a student number and apply for admission

Applications for admission to Unisa have been extended. Apply now!

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Please ensure that you apply for a Unisa student number, apply for admission and upload all the supporting documents during the application period.

Registration

Only students whose application for admission was approved and re-registering students (who made sufficient progress during the current academic year) will be allowed to register online within the approved registration period for the 2020 academic year. No printed registration forms will be accepted.

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Curriculum