Doctor of Philosophy (Information Systems)
A D.Phil in Information Systems by thesis (i.e. 100% research) is offered. The purpose is to equip the student to become an independent researcher in the field of Information Systems. A successful D.Phil will provide novel and original research to the existing body of knowledge in the discipline.
This degree is offered at the East London campus by research only. It runs through two to five years. The first year is devoted to the review of literature and writing of a research proposal undergirded by a series of seminar presentations for peer assessment. This culminates in a final assessment of the proposal by the research committee of the Faculty. The remaining years are for the writing of the research thesis.