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Apply now to join Africa's leading School of Governance


We are getting ready to welcome our students for the July intake. There is still time for you to apply for our academic programmes.

You can apply to study the following programmes that start in July 2023.

PDM - Public and Development Management 
Our one-year programme is designed to help you advance your career and contribute to good governance and effective development. Expand your analytical and managerial skills at Africa’s leading School of Governance. 
Recent graduates with some work experience who wish to embark on a career in public administration or development are encouraged to apply. This programme will equip you with the skills, you need to become effective public administrators and development practitioners.

PDM - Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation

Governments today demand personnel who can accurately measure the outcomes and outputs of their interventions to enhance evidence-based decision-making. Unfortunately, a scarcity of local professionals with these skills means that governments must source talent internationally, which is often costly and untimely. The Wits School of Governance has a solution, our PDM M&E programme.

We are taking the initiative to build the capacity of local personnel in South Africa and Africa at large. With our programme, you can lead by example and create your own developmental solutions. Our aim is to equip you with qualitative and quantitative skills in formulating, managing, monitoring, and evaluating development interventions.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to strengthen your capacity and enhance your career prospects.

Master of Management (coursework and research) in Governance

The Wits School of Governance's Master of Management (course work and research) programme will equip you with the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to tackle complex issues within the State and civil society. Our graduates are confident, independent thinkers who can defend their operational choices and ask meaningful questions in the face of complexity.

Our specialisations will put your problem-solving abilities to the test and provide you with a solid foundation in qualitative and quantitative research approaches. You will be able to engage with multidisciplinary bodies of knowledge, synthesise information, and defend your research choices with confidence.

The demand for high-quality policymakers, policy analysts, policy advisors, and civil society policy researchers and activists has never been greater. With our programme, you will gain the necessary theoretical, strategic, and operational skills to excel in this field. 

Join us and become a specialist in policy research, working hand-in-hand with practitioners to achieve overall democratic governance, ethical and accountable practice, and specified levels of service delivery.

Applications close: 30 June 2023

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