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Biodiversity and Conservation, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #366 (BCR) Johannesburg, South Africa
The Faculty of Science prides itself in its vibrant, dynamic and diverse scientific community of scholars who are passionate about enhancing the learning experience of students, enhancing the research profile of the Faculty and enhancing the academic, social and economic impact of the Faculty’s teaching and research programmes.

Overview

  • The purpose of the doctoral programme is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation.
  • A doctoral degree in science is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation.
  • The degree demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Minimum: 2 yearsMaximum: 4 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation in Practice
  • Field Ecology Skills
  • Frontiers in Biodiversity
  • Quantitative & Spatial Analysis
  • Research Project.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

A Master’s Degree in a relevant field.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1163 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1163 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1163 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1163 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

R16 840.00.

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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