College: College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Duration: 3 year(s)
Department: Institute Of Peace, Leadership and Governance
Learning Mode: Full Time
Location: Main Campus
The DPhil programme is designed to serve as one of the driving engines of high impact, policy-shaping research output that is extraordinarily visible through peer-reviewed publications, conferences and generation of intellectual property assets.
It serves to increase support for research and development (R&D) through promoting links among academia, industry, government and civil society organizations with a view to improving marketing and commercialization of R&D; scaling up investments in science and technology parks; and encouraging action-oriented research at all levels of education.
Nurture the culture of innovation and creativity through scientific research by reviewing and strengthening the present education systems, enhancing business competitiveness through strategic use of IP research tools. This programme is unique to Africa as it offers a platform for interdisciplinary research in the field of intellectual property.
The programme promotes public-private cooperation by making it easier for enterprises, universities and research centres across Africa share resources and raise capital. Individual researchers may share IP economical returns associated with successful commercialisation of their research results in finding solutions to problems that impact on the lives of people on the continent including discovery of essential drugs to epidemics that plague the continent.
Most doctorate programs in Africa offer research opportunities in the field of intellectual property law. This implies a competitive advantage and reaffirming Africa University as a prime investor in Africa’s future. Typically, candidates for this programme will come funded or seeking to apply for competitive fellowship grants with supervising faculty that are recognized authorities in their proposed fields of study.
The programme will take 3 - 5 years to complete full-time, and 4 – 7 years to complete part-time.
A good Master’s degree in Intellectual Property.