MA Public Management and Governance (CourseworK)

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College of Business and Economics, Department of Public Management and Governance
Faculty: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Public Management and Governance
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MA Public Management and Governance (CourseworK)
Programme Code: M1AP1Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
SAQA: 99762

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Oct 31, 2022

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with specialised knowledge and insights into the nature of policy formulation, implementation and evaluation as a higher order management function and the nature of African governance, as instruments to improve developmental policy service delivery outcomes and good governance in practice. The programme therefore also provides students with the necessary intellectual and practical tools and skills to efficiently and effectively improve these outcomes.

Career Opportunities

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

• For Stream A, Stream B and Stream C: A potential student should be in possession of an appropriate degree or RPL recognition for the degree AND a minimum average of 65% for a Bachelor's Honours in Public Management and Governance or Public Administration, with a minimum level of competency on NQF LEVEL 8. Appropriate administrative and managerial work exposure of three years, preferably in the public sector, as deemed adequate and appropriate by the Director of the School of Public Management and Governance and Public Policy (SPMGP). A selection process will be followed.
• Prospective master's students who have a BA honours degree in Public Management and Governance and who may want to proceed and articulate from the honours degree in Public Management and Governance and who lack three years of practical experience in the public sector will have to contact the Director of the SPMGP before registration to obtain written permission to complete the required four modules as well as a six month internship in a public sector setting (module 11) during the first year of study. This prescribed internship programme must be agreed on between the Director of the SPMGP and the organisation hosting the intern. A complete report will be required that will be presented as an additional requirement for the fulfilment of the degree requirements.
• For Stream D: A potential student should be in possession of an appropriate three year degree or RPL recognition for the degree AND a minimum average of 65% for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy and African Studies with the minimum level of competency on NQF LEVEL 8. Appropriate political policy, administrative and managerial work exposure of three years in the public sector as deemed adequate and appropriate by the Director of the SPMGP. A selection process will be followed. Permission can be obtained from the Director of the SPMGP to enrol for a module in Stream A, B or C.

Selection Process

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