Faculty of Health Sciences

PhD in Health Sciences

  • The programme is designed to develop promising scientists into critical thinkers capable of initiating and implementing independent research in the biomedical and health related sciences.
  • The graduate will also have the potential to become educators at the tertiary level.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree.
  • A student conducts research under the supervision of a member of the Academic Staff in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • The enrolment into the programme can be either full-time or part-time.
  • Part-time students will be permitted to complete the degree in 3 years, which is the envisaged minimum time for the full-time student.
  • Candidates for the Doctor of philosophy degree must be graduates with a minimum of 600 tertiary level credits, usually in Biomedical Sciences, in Medicine, in Nursing, or in any other Masters Degree.
  • Prospective candidates must have completed modules dealing with Statistics and Research Methodology.
  • Exceptional applicants who have not completed all the pre-requisite course work may be accepted provided that the necessary levelling work is taken during the first year.
  • A personal interview may be required.