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Programme: PhD Public Administration and Management

Code Faculty Duration Credits Download
07267113 Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360

Programme information

All postgraduate programmes are not offered every year. Please consult the relevant faculty concerning the presentation of this programme.
(See General Regulations G.42 to G.54)

Admission requirements

  • An accredited master's degree in Public Administration or a related discipline from an accredited tertiary educational institution.
  • A minimum of 65% for the master's dissertation which must have been externally examinated.

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 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 is 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

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

Research information

Proof of submission of an article to an accredited journal on the thesis topic is required as part of the graduating process.
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. It remains the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.


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 each student to familiarise himself or herself 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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