Master in Durban South Africa

Top Masters Programs in Durban South Africa 2017


The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.


A country situated to the southern tip of Africa, South Africa, has a rich culture that you will never get enough of while touring or studying here. The languages here include Afrikaner and English as well as Dutch. The campus life of the vast South African University, University of Johannesburg or any other university will be mind blowing. You will love interacting with the Bantus here and the tropical climate of the region.

Durban city is a manufacturing center and is located in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It has over 20 private schools, over 60 public schools, several Tertiary institutions, and is home to around 3.5 million people.

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Master of Public Administration

Management College Of Southern Africa MANCOSA
Campus Full time 18 months February 2017 South Africa Durban

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a highly regarded programme providing postgraduate training for employees in the public sector and the non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. [+]

Masters 2017 in Durban South Africa. Master of Public Administration Programme Code: SAQA-98825 – NQF level 9 – Credits 180 The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a highly regarded programme providing postgraduate training for employees in the public sector and the non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. It seeks to blend a traditional Master’s level qualification with the practical skills needed for the public sector environment. The Master of Public Administration degree programme also offers students a wealth of relevant knowledge and skills required for a rapidly developing state in Africa. The programme will provide access to higher education to people who choose careers in the field of public management, commerce and business management and provide a vertical articulation pathway from the existing MANCOSA Bachelor of Public Administration and Bachelor of Public Administration Honours programmes. The Master of Public Administration programme is varied in its content and style and is academically challenging and stimulating as an NQF level 9 qualification. The MPA examines the inter-relationship between public, private and non-governmental sectors, where relevant, and particularly focuses on the new public management context which emphasises issues such as good governance and administration. The MPA brings together a select and relatively small group of students from a range of nationalities and with different experiences, together with academics and adjunct academics with extensive experience of working in the public sector. Outcomes The MANCOSA MPA Programme: Enable individuals to become specialists in public administration by gaining in-depth, conceptual and contextual (technical) knowledge in a complex area of study. Provide South Africa (and other countries) with graduates who can synthesise information autonomously in specialised fields of study in order to provide public sector leadership; managers who can deal with contradictions and evaluate complex problems independently. Provide South Africa (and other countries) with professionals who can demonstrate specialised leadership, self-awareness and adaptability, and play an innovative role as leaders in the public sector. Programme Structure Duration: 1.5 years Year 1 Semester 1 Public Policy Development Analysis Strategic Public Sector Governance Research Methodology and Applied Statistical Techniques Semester 2 Public Administration and Development Management Theory Advanced Financial Management in the Public Sector Programme Planning and Project Management Year 2 Elective: Choose 1 module: Public Sector Leadership and Change Management Professional Ethics for Public Service Managers Development Economics Human Resource Management in the Public Sector Sustainability and Disaster Management Dissertation An Honours Degree or Postgraduate Diploma; or A Bachelors NQF level 8 degree; and Five years working experience, of which two years are in a supervisory/managerial capacity. It is possible in exceptional circumstances to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For further information on this alternative admissions route, contact a student consultant at Mancosa [GSB]. [-]