PhD in Environmental Management (Research)

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions:Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

PhD / Doctorate


48 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey in the realm of environmental stewardship with the PhD in Environmental Management (Research) at the distinguished University of South Africa (UNISA). This doctoral program is a testament to your commitment to advancing the frontiers of knowledge in Environmental Management. Under the guidance of a dedicated supervisor, you will craft a thesis on an approved research topic, showcasing your ability to contribute significantly to the field through original scientific research.

Immerse yourself in the current trends and future possibilities that define Environmental Management. This program is not just an academic pursuit; it is a narrative of exploration and discovery, where your research endeavors will shape the discourse of environmental sustainability. Through an active voice and persuasive language, we invite you to be an architect of positive change, demonstrating your capability to navigate the complexities of environmental challenges.


Embark on an intellectual odyssey with our PhD in Environmental Management (Research) program at UNISA. Program Code: P2020Q. Whether you choose the part-time or full-time option, you are entering a transformative experience at NQF Level 10, earning 360 credits that mirror the depth and rigor of our curriculum.

Situated at the dynamic Auckland Park Kingsway campus, this doctoral program spans 4 years for full-time students and 5 years for those choosing the part-time route. It goes beyond traditional academia, offering a comprehensive exploration of environmental challenges and solutions. As you navigate through the program, envision not just a degree but a legacy of environmental stewardship.

Admission Requirements

For admission to the PhD in Environmental Management a master’s degree in Environmental Management is required, although as a result of the interfaculty nature of Environmental Management, another relevant and equivalent master’s qualification will also be considered. General rules of admission, as set out by the Faculty of Science and the University, apply.


  • Advanced Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Biodiversity Conservation Strategies
  • Dissertation Proposal Development
  • Environmental Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

For more information, please visit respective university web page link.

Future Career Outcomes

Witness the tangible impact of your academic journey through real-world success stories of our alumni. Our graduates have seamlessly transitioned into influential roles, shaping the landscape of environmental management with their acquired expertise. As industries evolve, our program ensures that you not only meet but exceed the demands of the job market.

The skills you develop during the PhD in Environmental Management (Research) program are not just academic but also practical and applicable. Stay ahead of the curve with a curriculum that aligns with industry demands, making you an invaluable asset in an ever-evolving professional landscape.

Visa Requirements:

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