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Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Economics and Econometrics
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Master of Philosophy with specialisation in Innovation and Development
Programme Code: M34IDQ
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
The purpose of this qualification is to develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in understanding the role of innovation and technological change in creating and addressing various development problems in the process of structural transformation and broader development. Students will acquire a set of inter-disciplinary skills to connect professional, industry and policy insights with academic theory in studying innovation. This qualification will provide the student with the opportunity to display competence in the application of inter-disciplinary methodologies, as well as written communication and reflection on the research process and findings.
Candidates in possession of an acceptable qualification on NQF level 8 with appropriate subject knowledge will be considered. An average of 65% for the NQF level 8 qualification is required. The Dean of the College of Business and Economics may refuse a student admission to this MPhil’s qualification if the Dean is of the opinion that the student’s academic background is inadequate. Constraints on student number may necessitate a selection process consisting of selection interviews and a research proposal exercise.