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Programme: PhD (Public Administration and Management)

Code Faculty Department
07267113 Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Department: School of Public Management and Administration
Credits Duration NQF level SAQA ID
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360 NQF level:  10 SAQA ID:  7385

Programme information

Refer to General Academic Regulations G42-G55.

All postgraduate programmes are not offered every year. Please consult the relevant faculty concerning the presentation of this programme.

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant master’s degree
  2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the master’s degree

Additional requirements

Candidates will only be considered for admission to the PhD (Public Administration and Management) if the Postgraduate Committee of the School of Public Management and Administration is convinced that the applicant has the necessary expertise to complete the required seminars successfully and has gained sufficient research knowledge on the master’s level to conduct research for and complete a doctoral thesis.
The Dean has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Academic Regulations or the Faculty regulations.

Other programme-specific information

PAD 990: Thesis Public Administration and Management in accordance with the General Academic Regulations of the University of Pretoria applying at the time of registration.

Research information

Refer to General Academic Regulations G50 and G54.

Proof of submission of an article to an accredited journal on the thesis topic is required as part of the graduating process (General Academic Regulation G51).

A thesis is submitted to the Head: Student Administration, before the closing date for the various graduation ceremonies as announced annually.

Minimum credits: 360

Due to capacity constraints, there is not an intake of new students every year and if offered, only limited numbers can be accommodated. It remains the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.

Minimum credits: 360


The regulations and rules for the degrees published here are subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information.

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