Doctrate of Philosophy - UNICAF University | Educartis

5 years


Course Overview

The goal of this PhD (Doctorate of Philosophy) programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers by helping participants develop the research and generic skills needed to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. Taken online and through supported open learning, this PhD is a course of independent, self-directed academic research supported by a team of supervisors that will allow you to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline. 

Whether you're interested in influencing academia or being a scholar at a think tank, obtaining a doctorate degree in philosophy can be a rewarding and satisfactory step in your career. It will give you the chance to do some very important research in a variety of neglected areas and if successful, it has the potential to give you a role as a public intellectual - a career that provides a high degree of autonomy and mental satisfaction. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Summarise major themes and current research problems in their area of specialization.
  • Communicate the major tenets of their field and their work orally and in writing for students, peers and the lay public.
  • Identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their work or discipline, and articulate strategies for dealing with ethical issues in the profession.
  • Present an original work of research in their discipline.
  • Explain and identify open problems and areas needing development in their fields.

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Certification obtained

Doctorate of Philosophy 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This PhD will enhance students' careers in a number of careers, including: 

  • Higher Education Philosophy Lecturer 
  • Local Government Officer 
  • Psychotherapist 
  • Barrister 

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

The admission criteria for this PhD Degree are as follows: 

  • Accredited Bachelor Degree
  • Accredited Master's Degree 
  • English Proficiency 

How do I apply?

To apply for this programme, students must submit: 

  • An application form and indicate their preferred course of study
  • A copy of their National ID/Passport 
  • An updated CV
  • One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) 
  • A Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) 
  • Research Proposal 

Payment options

  • The school offers instalment plans 
  • You can apply for the UNICAF Scholarship Programme 

Detailed course information

This Master's programme is taken online and through supported open learning. The course outline is as follows: 

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Leadership 
  • Introduction to Dissertation 
  • Dissertation (Part 1) 
  • Dissertation (Part 2) 
  • Dissertation (Part 3) 
  • Dissertation (Part 4) 

  • Each PhD student must take a number of online modules and also complete a dissertation. 
  • Students must defend their dissertation in an oral examination. We offer workshops and mock examinations to help you prepare and successfully complete your degree. 

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