Masters in Public Administration – University of Johannesburg

Qualification name: MA (Public Management and Governance)

Duration 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time in Auckland Park campus.

MA Public Management and Governance Requirements at UJ

Admission requirements: An Honours Degree in Public Governance, Public Administration or Public Management and Development or a similar recognised qualification. In certain instances, the General Regulations with reference to the MPhil Degree may be applied by the Dean in consultation with the Head of the Department of Public Governance in order to admit a student to the programme. Appropriate administrative and managerial work exposure of three years, preferably in the public sector, as deemed adequate and appropriate by the Head of the Department of Public Governance. 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 Governance, and who lack three years of practical experience in the public sector will have to complete the required four modules and the minor dissertation as well as a six-month internship in a public sector setting (Module 11) during the same year, and complete a prescribed internship programme agreed on between his/her minor dissertation supervisor 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.

Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum



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