Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​School of Public Leadership
Environmental ​​Management

Our unique interdisciplinary programmes equip students with environmental management and policy skills covering the core subjects of environmental governance, environmental economics, environmental ethics and environmental law, development planning & environmental analysis, as well as geographical information systems. Tuition is in English.​​​

​The Postgraduate Diploma (Environmental Management) is a one-year, full-time programme and is equivalent to an honours-level degree programme at 120 credits. The programme comprises eight (8) modules (6 core modules and 2 electives) which is taught during scheduled contact sessions at the University's Stellenbosch Campus. Attendance is compulsory.​​

After successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma (Environmental Management), students may apply to do the MPhil (Environmental Management) programme. This is a one-year programme with a research component offered on the Stellenbosch Campus.​​​

Students who are in possession of the MPhil in Environmental Management (or similar Master's level qualification) and who demonstrate a high aptitude for research can apply to do the PhD in Public Development and Management.​​​​



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