Applications for the
Master's in Development Practice
are now open
What’s the degree about?
Africa needs development practitioners in government, business and civil society who understand the complexity of developmental challenges and who have the leadership capacities to design and implement the integrated and multidisciplinary Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The University of Pretoria’s Master’s in Development Practice
) addresses this need by delivering graduates with the knowledge, leadership competence and technical skills needed to the implement the SDGs.
The one-year [email protected]
uses a hybrid learning approach, introducing participants to the most relevant development theory and practice. This includes online and face-to-face learning, leadership service learning and case study write-up and analysis. The programme is truly multidisciplinary and focuses on the social sciences, health sciences, management sciences and natural sciences.
The University of Pretoria
(UP) is one of Africa’s leading research-intensive universities. Its graduates are sought after in all industries. Its new Future Africa
campus will strengthen UP’s reputation. Future Africa is one of Africa’s premier locations for interdisciplinary research to solve society’s most pressing problems.
The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership hosts the South African SDG Hub
, Africa’s first initiative that links policymakers with SDG-relevant research and innovation. [email protected]
participants will be involved in activities coordinated by the SA SDG Hub.
The programme focuses on participants who are already in full-time employment. This enables participants to apply theory to their work environment and to build lasting networks.
Pretoria is a continental hub for development actors in government, business, and civil society.
participants will be taught by world-class faculty from industry and academia.
Who should apply?
seeks to attract diverse and exceptional participants. To apply, you should be able to prove the following:
How should you apply?
Step 1: All interested candidates
Submit an application on www.up.ac.za/apply
. Indicate that you’re interested in a postgraduate degree. In order to find the degree, search for ‘Development Practice’.
After you’ve submitted an online application, send the following documents to [email protected]
: (i) your motivation for applying (no more than 500 words); (ii) a resume (no more than 2 pages); (iii) a short video recorded on a mobile device (no more than 2 minutes) in which you explain your motivation for applying; (iv) proof that you’ve been employed for five years or more.
Step 2: Only provisionally selected candidates
Provisionally selected candidates will be required to successfully complete an online course before 30 November 2018. Logistics will be communicated directly to provisionally selected candidates.
The final selection will be made from candidates who have completed the course.
01 Apr 2018: Applications open
31 Aug 2018: Application closing date
07 Sep 2018: Provisionally selected candidates announced
30 Nov 2018: Online course completed
21 to 23 Feb 2019: First contact session
22 to 28 May 2019: Second contact session
28 Aug to 03 Sep 2019: Third contact session
What are the costs?
Tuition is estimated at R50 500 / USD 4 300. You will be responsible for travel to and accommodation in Pretoria, South Africa.