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Tuition Fees:$11,564 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Upper Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework & Dissertation
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

The Mandela School’s Master’s Degree in Development Policy and Practice develops your potential in strategic public leadership and offers a structured and sustained learning opportunity, at the cutting edge of global knowledge and experience. Participants undertake applied research in public policy design and implementation.

The course is offered on a part-time basis with 4 two-week intensive blocks in Cape Town over two years. The goal of the Master’s is to equip participants with a new set of skills to enhance their capabilities as strategic leaders in the public sector, civil society or international organisations.

Curriculum

The degree is by coursework and dissertation and consists of 6 courses and 1 dissertation.

Each semester is divided into two segments: an intensive, face-to-face sixteen day ‘block release’ segment; and a distance learning segment. During the distance learning, participants (with support from Mandela School faculty) work on assignments designed to draw on perspectives and tools explored during the intensive segment addressing real challenges in students’ work settings. In the course of the face-to-face ‘block release’ segment, faculty work on a one-to-one basis with participants to define and refine the focus of their distance-learning assignments. The principal focus of the Master’s is on skills which are not conventionally taught within disciplinary programmes, but which are key to effectiveness as leaders.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
Honours degree or equivalent and at least five years’ professional experience, preferably in the public sector.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

How to apply
APPLY ONLINE
Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at http://applyonline.uct.ac.za

APPLICATION ENQUIRIES
If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email: admissions-pg@uct.ac.za.
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are in the domains of;
– Advocacy and human rights.
– Business planning and development.
– Disaster recovery.
– Economic planning.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $11,564
Tuition Fees for International Students: $11,564

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
– International Admin Service Fee – R4000
– International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
– International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
– South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
– Outside of SADC region – R300

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Brian Levy
Programme Convener
 
Miss Elvina Moosa
Postgraduate Programme Manager