The PhD in Interdisciplinary Digital Knowledge Economy Studies is a research-only degree programme. Applicants who are interested in undertaking in-depth research on topics related to digital innovation, or digital transformation, in any sector including digital transitions in the agricultural and mining sectors, in the manufacturing sectors (including the major manufacturing sectors for South Africa, or in the emerging technology hubs environment, or in digital fabrication), in the services sectors (including broadcasting sector and services, financial services, any of the public services, telecoms sector and services) may apply.
The intended research should be interdisciplinary, potentially drawing on at least two disciplinary focus areas, for example, social sciences and law, or management sciences and innovation sciences, or public management and development studies.
There are many more examples of and opportunities for interdisciplinary studies, which can be discussed with the applicant. The PhD programme is highly theoretical in nature but can have both a theoretical and a practice component. Completion of the degree requires submission of an 80,000-word research paper and the submission of a paper to an academic journal, for peer review. The programme takes a minimum of four years to complete on a part-time basis and includes attendance at collegial online seminars and one-on-one supervision in either face-to-face or virtual sessions.
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