The PhD in Computer Science was conceptualized against the backdrop of the above imperatives in order to train scientific researchers in various fields of study related to Computer Science (e.g. Communication Networks, Software Development, Mobile Development, Information Security and Forensic Computing). Students will develop a thorough understanding of relevant methodological approaches, and develop competence in the application of qualitative, design, mixed-mode and quantitative research methodologies through participation in research projects under supervision of experienced staff members.
Applicants, who hold qualifications from recognised institutions at NQF Level 9, or equivalent, in computer science or related cognate areas, may be considered for admission to this programme. Applicants need to provide evidence of having conducted supervised research at this level. In addition, applicants may be required to attend a pre-selection interview at the discretion of the department. The Higher Degrees Committee will approve the final selection and admission of candidates.