Distance research only Masters or PhD

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  1. equilibrium

    equilibrium New Member

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    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.

    Be well
    Richard
     
  2. BlueMason

    BlueMason Audaces fortuna juvat

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    Canada, eh
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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.
     
  4. sanantone

    sanantone Active Member

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    That can also fall under Industrial/Organizational Psychology, which is closely related to Human Resources.
     
  5. distancedoc2007

    distancedoc2007 New Member

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

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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.
     
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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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