Bachelor of Administration Honours

Programme Description

The Bachelor of Administration Honours focuses on equipping students with a sound understanding of organisational strategy, structure, systems and organisational culture. The Bachelor of Administration Honours degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence and is suitably designed for articulation into a higher qualification. An Honours degree in Public Administration will contribute to the production of graduates with higher-level skills, knowledge and research abilities who will be independent and critical thinkers with wide-ranging disciplinary knowledge and awareness. It will also prepare them with the skills required to contribute to the development needs of both the province and the country. The Honours degree is the bridge to further postgraduate research-based studies and it is expected that many Honours students will progress to Master's and Doctoral studies and contribute to research-based solutions to challenges and issues in society, with an emphasis on those relevant to the local context. The Bachelor of Administration Honours is pivotal to the development of research capacity in the methodology and techniques of public administration. Students will obtain advanced skills relevant to the public sector. The provision of a Bachelor of Administration Honours will provide progression for not only students from UMP but also students from other universities.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the BADMIN Honours programme a student should have a:
  • a Bachelor of Administration with majors in Public Administration with an average of 60%.
  • a minimum average of 60% in Public Administration modules in the third year is required for admission.

Career Opportunities

With BADMIN Honours, career opportunities such as a government official working in various departments, NGO, Public policy specialist, researcher, manager, local government practitioner and many more.  


Students will have to do Seven modules including a research report. Five compulsory modules and two optional. Three subjects per semester and one-year module.
Module name
NQF Level of the module Credits per module  
Year (1, 2,
3, 4)
Total credits per year
Advanced Public Administration Theories Level 8 15 Compulsory 1 120
Public Human Resource Management Level 8 15 Compulsory 1 120
Advanced Public Policy Level 8 15 Compulsory 1 120
Research Methods for Public Administration Level 8 15 Compulsory 1 120
Research Report Level 8 30 Compulsory 1 120
Project Management Level 8 15 Optional 1 120
Public Financial Management Level 8 15 Optional 1 120
Advanced Development Management Level 8 15 Optional 1 120
Local Government Level 8 15 Optional 1 120
Monitoring and Evaluation Level 8 15 Optional 1 120
For more information:
Contact Dr John Ntshaupe Molepo
Programme Leader