The Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) offers three M&E programmes – a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, an MPhil in Monitoring and Evaluation and a PhD in Evaluation Studies. Our M&E programme has been developed utilizing a framework of evaluator competencies which ensures that all offerings are cohesive and aligned to both national and international demands.
The key outcomes of the programme are that students who successfully complete the programme will:
- have a good understanding of the history and development of M&E as a new “discipline” internationally as well as in South Africa;
- have a good understanding of the main theoretical approaches and models in the field;
- be able to design and conduct evaluation studies utilizing the most appropriate methods and techniques; and
- have a good understanding of the professional (including ethical) and organizational considerations when managing the M&E portfolio in an organisation.
The purpose of the programme is to equip at least four categories of M&E professionals: M&E officials in government departments in African countries and abroad, programme managers from NGOs and other civil society organisations, evaluation consultants and academics who work in this field and who require a theoretical and professional underpinning in order to become the future teachers in the field.