The MPhil in Sustainable Management at the Stellenbosch University comprises a thesis plus a minimum of two modules, and is presented over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).
What we offer
At the SPL (School of Public Leadership) we prepare graduates for leading roles in public and civic organisations to tackle development and governance challenges.
Our graduates are equipped with the knowledge, competencies and values required to build sustainable African societies within a rapidly changing and complex world. Emphasis is placed on the ability of graduates to craft and facilitate an open civic public realm wherein dialogue and contestation can thrive thanks to a culture of tolerance, modisty, solidarity and compassion. To this end, the SPL's teaching, research, consulting and community interaction are designed to foster excellence, social entrepreneurship, reflexive leadership and effective management.
We excel in developing the competencies needed to work within complex, multidisciplinary networks and diverse operating environments.
After completion of the Post Graduate Diploma (PGD), students wishing to complete the Sustainable Development Planning specialisation (in order to work as planners in SA ), are advised to select the 120 credit thesis plus 4 electives option. It is recommended that these 4 additional modules are selected from the Sustainable Development Planning Stream of the PGD; or from the MPhil Environmental Management or HonsPA or MPA programmes delivered by SPL; or from the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) or the MPhil in Urban and Regional Science offered by the Centre of Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical Exploration (CRUISE) which is part of the Geography and Environmental Studies Department in the Faculty of Arts. Besides the PGD modules , other specific electives that are recommended are Geographical Information Systems in Environmental Analysis and Management (or a similar GIS module), Project Management (SPL) and Urban Management Processes (CRUISE). The research component for the MPhil will also need to have a "Sustainable Development Planning" focus.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Sustainable Development
- Thesis: Sustainable development
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership Sustainable Development View 6 other Masters in Sustainable Development in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Your contract
- Student support form (Students with special needs)
- Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified
- Proof of English Language proficiency
- PGDip in Sustainable Development
- All students wishing to apply for the MPhil in Sustainable Development are required to complete the PGDip in Sustainable Development before starting the MPhil. No other degree or qualification will be recognised as an entry requirement to the MPhil
International3530 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3530 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
National2258 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2258 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
- SADC and Africa: R45,000
- International: R70,350
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