PhD in Public Management and Governance

General

Program Description

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students the tools and skills to effectively and independently apply research methodology skills and all the related activities thereto, to prepare a research proposal, conduct a thesis demonstrating an original contribution to the field of study/discipline, to demonstrate the competencies required for evaluation in order to report the results for an academic submission.

Rules of Access

A student who is in possession of a Master’s qualification in Public Management and Governance on NQF LEVEL 9 may apply for admission to this qualification. The Dean of the College of Business and Economics may refuse a student admission to the doctoral qualification if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies.

Full-time Curriculum/Part-time Curriculum

The qualification is to be completed over a minimum period of two years and a maximum period of four years for full-time students, and a minimum period of two years and a maximum period of five years for part-time students, on an approved topic. The Academic Regulations for doctoral qualifications are also applicable.

The doctoral study program comprises a thesis written under supervision that makes an original contribution to the field of Public Management and Governance on a topic selected in consultation with the head of the Department of Public Governance. A doctoral defense (of either the proposal or the thesis) is required in accordance with the regulations of the College of Business and Economics. An article ready for publication on the thesis content or related field is required. The student must confer in advance with the head of the Department of Public Governance about the feasibility of the intended study.

Research Time: 100%

* A requirement for awarding this qualification includes that students will, with the submission of their traditional thesis, submit an article for possible publication.

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Contact

Prof Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad
Head of Academic Programs svyas-doorgapersad@uj.ac.za
For BA, BA Hons, MA, and Doctoral programs

Center for Public Management and Governance Manager
Ms. Lynell van Heerden, lynellvh@uj.ac.za
Telephone: +27 11 559 7617

School Administrative Assistant
Ms. Zeenat Jansen Baloi
Email zeenatj@uj.ac.za
Telephone: +27 11 559 3225 Fax: +27 11 559 2447

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less