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    equilibrium is offline Registered User
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    Distance research only Masters or PhD

    Hi - new to this forum and hoping for some advice to narrow down my search.
    I'm looking for a research only (dissertation only) Masters or PhD that I can pursue from South Africa. I am a published author and have postgrad business qualifications but now want to pursue some research in the field of proactive stress management (health sciences probably - all commerce faculties I have contacted give the standard "that's a humanities issue" response. I don't happen to think so, but I'm not holding the microphone as they say!).

    I run my own business in the mornings and am the ugliest soccer Mom in our neighbourhood most afternoons, so I need flexibility (hence...distance learning, research only etc.)

    Any and all assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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    Practise safe stress!

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    BlueMason is offline Audaces fortuna juvat
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    Here is a list of research only (thesis) Masters from UWA in Australia:

    Courses : UWA Handbooks 2013 - Courses : The University of Western Australia

    ...it's a start :-)
    "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    RBTullo is offline Registered User
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    Have you eliminated all of the South African Universities, even the small ones? You could pitch Stress Management as a function of Human Resources , which might give you a little more flexibility.
    M.S., Human Resources Management and Labor Relations, NYIT, NY
    M.S.A., Human Services, Audrey Cohen College, NY
    B.S./A.S., Sociology, Regents College, USNY, NY

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    sanantone is offline Registered User
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    That can also fall under Industrial/Organizational Psychology , which is closely related to Human Resources .
    Texas State University - PhD CJ (in progress)
    Angelo State University - Master of Security Studies and Grad Cert Terrorism
    Thomas Edison State College/University - BA Soc Sci and AAS Environmental Safety, BSBA CIS and ASNSM in Biology (in progress)

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    Sounds like the Unisa MBL/DBL would be a good fit for your interests.

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    Please be sure to check out the University of Limpopo. This is the home of MEDUNSA, the Medical University of South Africa. They have some nice medically oriented DL programs.
    did some stuff at Wentworth Institute of Technology
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    PS. I was thinking of the DBL (Doctor of Business Leadership) in particular, because many areas of research can be framed within a leadership context. Such as "How can leaders act to reduce stress levels in their organizations?" In my experience leadership is a much more welcoming and flexible bucket than I think many other commerce areas would be.

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