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A new M.Phil in Development Policy and Practice at UCT
14 May 2013 - 10:45
Be part of a select group of fifteen to twenty senior practitioners committed to development and public service. This carefully selected group will commence part-time study in January 2014, as the first entering class for an M.Phil degree
in Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town’s new Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP).
The GSDPP promotes strategic leadership in government in South Africa and Africa more broadly, with a strong emphasis on ethics and accountability in governance. The goal is to make government service at the highest level an aspiration for the most able of the rising generation, and to build a network and esprit de corps amongst government leaders in South Africa and in Africa more broadly.
The school has already offered a number of highly-rated executive short courses aimed at top public officials, elected representatives, NGOs, think-tanks and business leaders. The M.Phil offering is the next step in the school’s growth.
The two-year, part-time degree will offer a structured and sustained learning opportunity, at the cutting edge of global knowledge and experience, with abundant opportunities for applied research on effective approaches and practices of public policy design and implementation in developing countries.