WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$8,940 /year
Part-time Study:18 Months
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Postgraduate Diploma
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Breakwater Campus
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

professional capability, underpinned by an integrated, well-rounded understanding of the challenges of development policy and practice, and of the role of research in informing policy design and implementation.


GPP4000W Research and Policy Numeracy
GPP4001W Public Leadership I
GPP4002F Public Leadership II
GPP4003W Topics in Development Policy
GPP4004S The Practice of Policy Implementation
GPP4006F The Practice of Strategic Policy Making for development
GPP4008F Introduction to African Economic Development

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
Applications are invited from candidates with an NQF level 7 qualification from a wide range of disciplines who wish to develop specialised knowledge in Development Policy and Practice. The applied nature of the programme provides candidates with an opportunity to either continue in the discipline of development policy and practice or to move from another field of study. Applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment through a letter of motivation and a CV, including the names and contact details of two referees.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

How to apply

Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at

If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email:
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are in the following domains;
– Advocacy and human rights.
– Business planning and development.
– Disaster recovery.
– Economic planning.
– Engineering, civil planning and infrastructure

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $8,940
Tuition Fees for International Students: $12,712

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
– International Admin Service Fee – R4000
– International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
– International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
– South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
– Outside of SADC region – R300

Relevant Contact

Dr Faizel Ismail
Programme Convener
Nikki Cavernelis
Administrative Officer