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Programme: PhD Public Administration

Code Faculty
07267112 Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360
Contact:
Prof MR Mabugu
[email protected]
+27 (0)124203334

Programme information

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

Admission requirements

  • Relevant master’s degree with an average of at least 65%.
  • Candidates will only be considered for admission to the PhD in Public Administration if the School of Public Management and Administration is convinced that the applicant has the necessary expertise to complete the required seminar in the field of public administration successfully and has gained sufficient research knowledge at 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 Regulations or the Faculty regulations. Due to capacity constraints, there are not an intake of new students every year. It remains the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.

Additional requirements

Candidates will only be considered for admission to the PhD in Public Administration if the School of Public Management and Administration is convinced that the applicant has the necessary expertise to complete the required seminar in the field of Public Administration 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 Regulations or the Faculty regulations.

Due to capacity constraints, there are not an intake of new students every year. It remains the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.

Other programme-specific information

Candidates who are expected to complete seminars will be required to attend and present research based seminar papers on one or more of the following:

  • CGI 980 Co-operative governance and intergovernmental relations 980
  • PAD 981 Leadership, governance and public policy 981
  • RMQ 980 Research methods and quantitative analysis 980
  • TPM 980 Theories and practices of Public administration and management 980
  • PHD 914 Electronic government 914
  • INA 980 International management 980
  • PAD 980 Policy analysis 980
  • POD 980 Policy analysis and development 980
  • PHD 910 Public sector finance 910
  • PHD 912 Local government management and administration 912
  • PHD 916 NEPAD and the African Union: Governance perspectives 916

Research information

Proof of submission of an article to an accredited journal on the thesis topic is required as part of the graduating process.


The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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