Why this degree?

The Doctorate degree (PhD) in Economic and Management Sciences with specialisation in Human Resource Development will enable you to make a national and international contribution to the body of scholarship. Your vast HRD experience and broad and detailed knowledge (undergraduate, honours and master’s degrees in Human Resource Development) obtained will grant you access to the programme which will further empower you to identify and research issues experienced in the workplace.

Why us?

This is the only degree of it's kind in South Africa, and we ensure an optimal research experience by making use of study leaders with a proven research record in Human Resource Develeopment. 

Admission requirements

To enrol for the Doctor of Philosophy in Economic and Management Sciences with Human Resource Development (NQF level 10) you need:

  • An undergraduate, honours and master’s degree in Human Resource Development
  • At least ten (10) years of experience as HRD professional, preferably in a senior capacity
  • 65 % should have been obtained in the master’s degree

Admission is also dependent on capacity within the programme.  

Mode of delivery

This degree is offered on a part-time basis only, in English only and on the Potchefstroom Campus only.

How to apply

Applications can only be done online on the NWU applications portal

Applications close 30 September