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 (7 core modules and 1 elective) 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.​​​​


  • PGDip​ (Environmental Management)

  • MPhil (Environmental Management)

Application Process