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Tuition Fees:$2,507 /year
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Master in Public Admnisistration (MPA)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Campus:Bellville Park
Course Type:Master by Dissertation/Coursework & Research
Application Deadline: 31 January 2022
Programme Overview

The aim of this Programme is to develop and finish the knowledge and skills of students and mid-career public and development managers, who have already obtained an Honours degree in Public Administration/Public and Development Management, in a specific focus area of development, public management and policy management and to establish and promote independent research on issues to promote good governance in the local, provincial, national and regional public and development sectors. Enhancing advance skills in public management law is an additional goal.

There are two options in the programme:

Coursework and Thesis option (Public and Development Management 889):
For this option, you must follow three elective modules and an appropriate, advanced course in research methodology and academic writing skills. In addition, you must
complete a thesis with guidance from an academic study leader.

The coursework component is presented by means of modular and interactive telematics education. Modular presentation means that you must attend blocked contact sessions of one to two weeks of lectures in January and in May at the Bellville Park campus.

You must also independently watch the provided video recordings and engage with study material. For the interactive telematics presentations, you must attend two full days in the first semester and two full days in the second semester at an electronic study centre closer to where you live.

For the remaining time, you will study at home and do assignments that must be submitted electronically. Exams are written in Bellville or in Tshwane.

Full Thesis option (Public and Development Management 879):
This is the full research option. You must complete a course in appropriate advanced research methodology and academic writing (if you have not successfully completed
such a course before) and a full thesis under the guidance of an academic study leader.

Curriculum

The programme offers two options:

i) Full Research Option
The student must, besides a course in appropriate Advanced Research Methodology and Academic Writing (if the student has not successfully completed such a course previously), complete a thesis of 120 credits under the guidance of a senior academic. The thesis is then subjected to examination by the study leader, an internal examiner and an external examiner. The thesis must provide evidence of the candidate’s ability to integrate existing data, information and knowledge in order to generate new knowledge and wisdom.

ii) Taught Option
Students need to choose three electives of 30 credits each in addition following an appropriate, advanced course in Research Methodology and Academic Writing Skills. Students must participate in a Capstone Laboratory where various activities are aimed at integrated assessment through an oral examination. In addition, the candidate must also complete a 90 credit thesis that is subjected to all the qualitative requirements of a thesis and a full examination by the study leader, an internal examiner and an external examiner.

Admission Requirements

– A BAHons/BAdminHons/HonsBCom/BEconHons in Public and Development Management, BHons in Public Administration and the Advanced Diploma in Public Administration or an Honours degree in Public and Development Management obtained at another university.
– An acceptable study record in the preceding programme is also required.
– An average of 65% in the preceding programme is deemed to be acceptable, although other factors, such as the mark obtained for the research component of the preceding programme, may be considered if applicants attained at least 60% in the preceding programme.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)

Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.

Before you apply
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

Closing dates for financial assistance:
31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications
International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,507
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,714

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R45000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R45000
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R45000 plus international tuition fees of R25350

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R45000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R45000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R70350

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Riana Moore
Programme Coordinator
 
Miss Avdil Lackay
Secretary & Admin Support