BA Public Governance - Municipal Management and Leadership

This BA degree provides a unique curriculum, with specialisation in Municipal Management and Leadership. The programme aims to ensure a balance between acquiring workplace skills and the transfer of subject discipline knowledge. It provides for a learner pathway for elected and appointed municipal officials and aims to alleviate capacity constraints in our municipalities. This programme furthermore promotes professional development and provides for academic articulation and portability.

Core Subjects

  • Public Administration
  • Political Studies
  • Sociology
  • History

Admission Requirements

  • APS of 25
  • Language Level 4 (50–60%)
  • Please note that in order to apply for this degree you must have a minimum of two years working experience within the public sector, preferably the local sphere of government.

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Career Opportunities

  • Public administrator (middle, senior management)
  • Public service official
  • Political analyst
  • Public administration consultant
  • Service delivery specialist
  • Project/regulatory/procurement administrator

Postgraduate Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management or the honours degree in Public Administration


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