The PhD in Informatics was conceptualised against the backdrop of the above imperatives in order to train scientific researchers in various fields of study related to Informatics (e.g. Business Informatics and Web Informatics). Students will develop a thorough understanding of relevant methodological approaches, and develop competence in the application of qualitative, design, mixedmode and quantitative research methodologies through participation in research projects under the supervision of experienced staff members.
The development of research competence has prime priority in the context of this PhD programme. Students are required to investigate, design, and conduct independent research, where Informatics is the research focus, apply advanced methods and techniques and/or deal with a sophisticated application problem connected with the topic of interest.
Applicants who hold qualifications from recognised institutions at NQF level 9, or equivalent, in Informatics 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.