Masters and Doctorate applicants must contact the Disciplines in the School in order to secure a supervisor. This must be done before submitting an application.

Master of Commerce (by research) with specialisation in:

Programme DescriptionITS CodeDissertationMinimum durationCredits
EntrepreneurshipM-COMYes1 Year192
Human Resource ManagementM-COMYes1 Year192
Industrial RelationsM-COMYes1 Year192
Information Systems and TechnologyM-COMYes1 Year192
ManagementM-COMYes1 Year192
MarketingM-COMYes1 Year192
Supply Chain ManagementM-COMYes1 Year192

 

Master of Commerce (by coursework & dissertation):

Programme DescriptionITS CodeContact SessionsMinimum durationDissertation creditsTotal Credits
MCom in Human Resource ManagementMCMCYes9696192
MCom in Industrial RelationsMCMCYes9696192
MCom in Information Systems and TechnologyMCMCYes9696192
MCom in ManagementMCMCYes9696192
MCom in MarketingMCMCYes9696192

 

Master of Public administration (by coursework & dissertation):

Programme DescriptionITS CodeContact SessionsMinimum durationDissertation creditsDissertation creditsTotal Credits
Master of Public AdministrationMPACWYes2 Years9696192

 

Doctor of Philosophy (phd) with specialisation in:

Programme DescriptionITS CodeThesisMinimum durationCredits
EntrepreneurshipPHD-MSYes2 Years384
Human Resource ManagementPHD-MSYes2 Years384
Industrial RelationsPHD-MSYes2 Years384
Information Systems and TechnologyPHD-MSYes2 Years384
ManagementPHD-MSYes2 Years384
MarketingPHD-MSYes2 Years384
Supply Chain ManagementPHD-MSYes2 Years384

 

Doctor of Administration

Programme DescriptionITS CodeThesisMinimum durationCredits
Doctor of AdministrationDADMINYes1 Year384

 

Key facts

Start date

First time entering students for Masters by research and Doctoral students can register any time during the course of the academic year.

Application deadline

There is no closing date for Masters by research and Doctoral studies however, due to unavailability of Supervisors, a programme might close at any time of the year.

Financial Support

Fee remission is available for 1 year for Masters by Research and 2 years for Doctoral studies. Students are encouraged to apply for NRF funding. There is no fee remission for Coursework Masters degrees.

Minimum entry requirements

Master’s degree: An Honours degree in a relevant discipline or a HEQsF Level 8 Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification with a weighted average of 55%. The School may set additional selection criteria and may limit the number of students admitted.
Doctoral degrees: A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline or attained a level of competence as defined in Rule GR7(b) in the Handbook.

Offering type

Full time or Part-time

Location

All other Masters and Doctoral degrees are offered in Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses except for the MPA, which is offered only in Westville Campus.