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Doctoral Research Training Programme


The Doctoral Research Training Programme focuses on equipping participants with the necessary guidance, and skills required, to pursue doctoral studies across all fields of study.




Target Audience

Prospective PhD candidates, as well as those individuals who have already started with doctoral research. The Doctoral Research Training Programme is highly valuable for PhD students enrolled at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB).

What does it cover

Over the course of the programme, participants will be equipped to:

  • gain a clear understanding of the requirements of undertaking a doctoral study
  • be equipped to write a comprehensive research proposal or adjust their current proposal
  • develop an appreciation for the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of research
  • develop the capacity to create a suitable methodology for their research study
  • gain exposure to the issues and learning philosophy surrounding the research
  • design, types of data and research methods
  • be able to interpret the requirements for successfully presenting and defending a doctoral research proposal





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