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Bachelor of Public Governance Honours
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 1 Year
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 08BPGH


The  Bachelor  of  Public  Governance  Honours  is  a  postgraduate  specialisation  degree  that  is  purposefully  designed  to  equip 
students with deepened and systematic knowledge, expertise, and insight in the public governance discipline, as well as develop 
their  capacity  to  conduct  applied  research.  The  programme’s  emphasis  is  on  the  evaluation  and  application  of  public 
management  and  governance  theories,  practices  and  public  sector  data  in  terms  of  real‐world  situations  in  order  to  resolve 
complex  problems  that  face  the  public  sector and  civil  society organisations, while also  catering  for  the  needs  of  the  private

Overall, the Bachelor of Public Governance Honours aims at: 
• Providing  students  with  deepened  knowledge  of  advanced  concepts,  frameworks  and  best  practices  in  public 
management and governance and facilitate a high level of application, 
• Developing research capacity in the methodologies and techniques of the discipline, 
• Enabling students to present and communicate academic/professional work effectively, 
• Equipping  students  with  skills  that  would  enable  them  to  provide  public  goods  and  services,  and  strengthening 
critical thinking, analytical and problem‐solving skills of students in the public management and governance.

Graduates  of  this  programme  will  be  able  to  make  a  sustained  contribution  to  national  economic  development  by  finding 
employment primarily in the public sector and civil society organisations, but also in the private sector in positions such as Public 
Management Analysts; Development Practitioners; Public Policy Associate Consultants; Policy Ana 


Admission Requirements 

In order to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Public Governance Honours, candidates must have a Bachelor of Public 
Management degree at NQF level 7 or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution worth at least 360 credits.
Holders of the National Diploma in Public Management, as well as the National Diploma in Public Administration  from the 
then  Polytechnic  of Namibia, will  be  considered  for admission. A National  Diploma  in  Public Management/Administration 
from other universities will also be considered for adm

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