MA Public Management and Governance (Research)

Study Discipline: Business Administration
Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions:Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Dive into the realm of advanced knowledge and independent research with the MA Public Management and Governance (Research) program at the University of Johannesburg. This qualification is more than a mere academic pursuit; it’s a transformative journey providing students with the essential tools and skills to effectively apply research methodology. Beyond theoretical understanding, students will embark on the practical aspects of preparing a research proposal, conducting a dissertation, and presenting results for academic submission.

In a world marked by dynamic challenges, this program empowers students to be research trailblazers, contributing to the evolving landscape of public management and governance.


Unlock the door to a yearning for knowledge with the MA Public Management and Governance (Research) program, where every student is a researcher, and every study is a journey into the future. With a Program Code of M7044Q, NQF Level 9, and 180 NQF Credits, this program caters to both part-time and full-time learners. Nestled in the vibrant setting of Auckland Park Kingsway campus, it transcends the traditional boundaries of academia. creating an atmosphere where research is not just a task but a compelling adventure. Here, you’re not just studying; you’re crafting the future of public management through your research endeavors.

Admission Requirements

An honours degree in Public Governance, Public Administration or Public Management and Development or a similar recognised qualification with 65% for all modules and 65% in the research component (at honours level). In certain instances, the General Regulations with reference to the MPhil degree may be applied by the dean in consultation with the head of the Department of Public Management and Governance in order to admit a student to the programme. The student must confer in advance with the head of the Department of Public Management and Governance about the feasibility of the intended study.


  • Research Methodology
  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Dissertation Proposal
  • Independent Research Project

For more information, please visit respective university web page link.

Future Career Outcomes

Enter the success stories of our alumni, where the MA Public Management and Governance (Research) program has been the catalyst for groundbreaking contributions. In a world hungry for insights and innovation, our graduates are at the forefront, shaping industry demands and leading transformative change. The relevance of skills development is not just theoretical; it’s a practical tool that our graduates carry into the ever-evolving job market.

Your journey doesn’t conclude with a dissertation; it extends into a world where your research becomes a cornerstone for progress and informed decision-making.

Visa Requirements:

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