Ph.D in Information Technology

Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 360

The Unicaf University Malawi PhD in Information Technology is an integrated programme awarded on the basis of a research dissertation (240 credits) and also incorporates a preparatory taught element (120 credits) that provides students with the necessary tools to undertake their research, appreciate current research issues in the field of Information Technology, and assume future leadership roles in their respective institutions. It is the field of focus of the dissertation (67% of total credits), rather than that of the taught modules (33% of total credits) which imparts the name “Information Technology” to the qualification.

Programme Outline

Foundation Courses

Code Course Title Credits
UU-D-IND100 Induction Module 0.00

Core Units


Code Course Title Credits
UU-PhD-801 Research Methods 30.00
UU-PhD-805 Current Perspectives in Information Technology Research 30.00
UU-PhD-803 Leadership 30.00
UU-PhD-806 Digital Business 30.00
UU-PhD-INTEC-895 Ph.D Information and Technology Comprehensive Examination 0.00
UU-PhD-INTEC-900-1 Ph.D Information and Technology Dissertation (Part 1) 60.00
UU-PhD-INTEC-900-2 Ph.D Information and Technology Dissertation (Part 2) 60.00
UU-PhD-INTEC-900-3 Ph.D Information and Technology Dissertation (Part 3) 60.00
UU-PhD-INTEC-900-4 Ph.D Information and Technology Dissertation (Part 4) 60.00
UU-PhD-INTEC-995 Ph.D Information and Technology Doctoral Dissertation Examination 0.00


Ph.D in Information Technology
Course Information

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