2nd Degree Option
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2nd Degree Option

sogWell performing and committed students who register for the MA in Development Management of Ruhr-University Bochum can obtain a second degree of our partner university, the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. This second degree option is available for all MADM students, regardless of their study location (Bochum or Cape Town). Possible second degree options are the MA in Development Studies of the Institute for Social Development (ISD) or the Master in Public Administration of the School of Government at UWC, South Africa.

The option to obtain a second degree is also available for students of UWC who are primarily registered for the MA in Development Studies or the Master in Public Administration of UWC. Well performing and committed students of these programmes can register for the MA in Development Management of Ruhr-University Bochum for their second degree.


Requirements for the MA in Development Management as second degree (full-time)


Students who wish to obtain a second degree have to

  • submit a separate Master’s thesis which substantially differs from your master’s thesis for ISD/SoG and is written according to the respective institutional requirements;
  • complete additional coursework (as follows):
    Second degree students have to complete all compulsory exams of the Bochum Programme in the following courses: "Comparative Economic Systems" and/or "Social Policy"; "Analytical and Research Methods"; 4 elective courses from the MADM which are not counted for the final MADM grade (or only 2, if both courses "Comparative Economic Systems" and "Social Policy" have been completed);
  • the number of required elective exams for completion of the Bochum Programme can be reduced to the extent to which comparable courses of a partner programme at UWC have been completed. Recognition is only possible for courses which are not counted for the final UWC degree. The number of courses done with a partner programme at UWC for recognition within the Bochum Programme is limited to 50% of credit equivalents from elective exams of the Bochum Programme. Students have to apply for recognition of the courses with the board of examiners of the Bochum Programme.

 

Selection requirements from ISD and SOG:

  • Students who have completed their coursework, as the MADM course is sometimes presented at the same time as the ISD and SOG honours and masters courses;
  • Students whose research proposals have also been accepted;
  • The supervisor of these students also has to agree.

 

Selection requirements from the IEE in Bochum:

  • Registration is only possible if the average grade of your master's coursework at UWC to date is an upper 2nd (70%) and above in the South African University system;
  • You should have some professional experience in a relevant field related to development management or have done an internship equivalent.


MPA as a second degree in the School of Government


Selection requirements from SOG:

  • Applicants will be assessed in terms of their academic performance in their previous degree, preferably higher than 3;
  • Applicants are recommended to do this second degree by full thesis;
  • If it fits into the MPA course schedule, students may do the degree partly by means of coursework, and also complete a mini-thesis;
  • Students will be required to complete the second degree as soon as possible but no later than within two years of registration;
  • Acceptance will depend on the availability of a thesis supervisor.


MA Development Studies as a second degree in the ISD


Selection requirements from the ISD:

  • Applicants will be assessed in terms of their academic performance in their previous degree, preferably higher than 3;
  • Applicants are recommended to do this second degree by full thesis only;
  • Students will be required to complete the second degree as soon as possible but no later than within two years of registration;
  • Acceptance will depend on the availability of a thesis supervisor.

MADM: Contact

ThuererDr. Tobias Thürer
Coordinator MADM

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