The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers.
The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a PhD is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline.
Each Doctoral student must take a number of online modules and also complete a dissertation. Students must defend their dissertation in a "viva voce" (oral) examination which can be completed online. The viva voce examination is an intense and challenging experience, but we offer relevant guidance and support to help our research students prepare for this important milestone.
The Unicaf Scholarship Programme was founded to offer gifted, underprivileged students the opportunity to further their education, by earning internationally recognised qualifications, at low cost, through online study, or through on-campus learning (only available for Unicaf University programmes). Eligible students are awarded a percentage of scholarship.
Join thousands of students from Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, and many other countries, who have earned their degrees with the help of the Unicaf Scholarship Programme.
Unicaf University is a pan-African, independent, internationally accredited university, combining the best elements of international education, offering high quality academic qualifications.
The University has established state-of-the-art campuses in Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe, and is in the process of opening additional campuses in several other African countries very soon. In addition to the Unicaf University campuses, students also have at their disposal the modern facilities of Unicaf learning centres across Africa.
Unicaf University in Malawi is accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE), and in Zambia it is accredited by the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Unicaf University campuses in Zambia and Malawi are also accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as an Independent Higher Education Provider. Many more accreditations and licenses by national agencies are on the way, in various other African countries. Unicaf University is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and a member of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA).
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