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.
- Relevant master’s degree
- A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the master’s degree
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.
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.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.