Sustainable Development

Our postgraduate programmes in sustainable development are taught at the Lynedoch Campus in collaboration with the Sustainability Institute. Tuition is in English.

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development

This Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) is a modular (taught) programme presented over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). Applications close 31 August.

Students who have obtained a PGDip with an average of at least 65% for each of the 8 modules, will have an automatic right to apply for registration for the MPhil in Sustainable Development.

MPhil in Sustainable Development

The MPhil in Sustainable Management comprises a thesis plus a minimum of two modules, and is presented over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). Applications close 30 September. 

Admission requirement: PGDip in Sustainable Development

Note: All students wishing to apply for the MPhil in Sustainable Development are required to complete the PGDip in Sustainable Development before starting the MPhil. No other degree or qualification will be recognised as an entry requirement to the MPhil.

The MPhil is an interdisciplinary programme. Accommodating students with qualifications in various disciplines, the course-work curriculum of the PGDip equips them with a strong academic foundation of knowledge and skills to tackle the thesis-based MPhil with confidence and with the best chance of success.


Programme Coordinator: Ms Beatrix Steenkamp

Tel.: +27 (0) 881 3952



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Transdisciplinary doctoral programme focusing on complexity and sustainability studies

Students with a Master’s qualification may be eligible to register in the School of Public Leadership’s Transdisciplinary Doctoral Programme, which is managed by the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST). 

For information on the PhD in our Faculty's Calendar, see here.


CST Administrator: Ms Amanda October

Tel: +27 (0)21 808 9607