Who should apply?

The programmes have been designed for those who are tasked with the design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public programmes and interventions. More specifically, the following people will find the course of value:

  • Researchers and consultants tasked with evaluation studies
  • M&E officers in government, industry and civil society
  • Project managers in government research and planning units and directorates
  • NGO employees involved in social, health and educational research activities
  • Social policy analysts and advisers
  • Social science methodology lecturers

Course structure

The programme consists of five modules and includes a research report. The programme is multi-modal in its delivery. Candidates in the programme are required to attend THREE compulsory contact sessions during the course of the academic year. Practical skills, such as learning software programmes for quantitative and qualitative analysis, are learnt during these sessions. These skills are critical for both module assignments and the research report. The contact sessions consist of seminars, lectures, discussions and other contact modes of learning. The contact sessions are held at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. These will resume once the lockdown regulations in South Africa allows for it. All sessions are currently conducted via MS Teams.