Master of Philosophy with specialisation in Innovation and Development

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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
SAQA: 117903

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 31 October 2024

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 2 Years Full-Time and 3 Years Part-Time

Programme Fees


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.

Admission Requirements

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.

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