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Improve your career with postgraduate studies

  Andrew Kock

  Senior Marketer: Postgraduate and Mature market

  Contact Number: 041 504 9923/2162

  Email: Andrew.Kock@mandela.ac.za



Whatever the reason, postgraduate studies offer you the opportunity to deepen your understanding and sharpen your skills to specialise and to focus on what really interests you.
As a leading institution, with partners in both the private and public sectors, Nelson Mandela University has distinguished itself as an institution that will put you in touch with the latest trends and developments in your career field. Our seven faculties offer a wide range of research and coursework postgraduate study options, some of which are offered in formats to suit working people. 
These opportunities come as postgraduate certificates, diplomas and degrees, including master's, doctoral, MBA, MTech and DTech degrees. Various funding options are available from the university and external agencies to support postgraduate students. But why postgraduate studies? 
Study for professional gain 
A relevant postgraduate qualification is becoming increasingly valuable in the employment market. International trends indicate that more graduates are competing for fewer jobs making it even more critical to set yourself apart with a sought-after postgraduate qualification. 
Study for personal gain 


Challenge yourself. Stretch your skills, your abilities and mind by entering into more complex ideas in your chosen field. Apart from gaining specialist knowledge, you will be developing and nurturing the following: Intellectual curiosity, Self-motivation and discipline, Task-driven behaviour, Personal responsibility, Systematic and coherent thinking and reasoning, Effective problem-solving skills, Sound judgment, Advanced writing and presentation skills, Independent learning ability, Time management skills, Decision-making and communication. 
Postgraduate qualifications  
At Nelson Mandela University we offer over 320 different postgraduate programmes across a vast range of disciplines. Coursework programmes are tailored to suit the needs of working people, while research programmes allow you to delve deeper into a specific interest and become part of the intellectual stronghold that contributes to the global accumulation and application of knowledge. The university is committed to developing and applying knowledge that is relevant to the needs of society, and its strong network of partnerships with business and industry creates interesting opportunities for research and technology transfer.
Research strengths
Much of Nelson Mandela University’s research occurs within the following focus areas, but is not limited to:
• The environment and ecology
• Marine and estuary studies
• Optic fibres and electron microscopy
• Mathematics and science education
• Nursing and community health
• Architecture and the built environment
• Engineering technology
• Art and design
• Chemical technology
• IT programming and IT systems support
• Academic development
The university already has a number of focused institutes, centre’s and units aimed at promoting research, technology transfer and innovation. These structures form the hub of centre's of excellence in research. Andrew Kock is the newly-appointed Senior Marketing Practitioner: Mature and Postgraduate
WHETHER you’ve just graduated or are already climbing the corporate ladder, studying towards a postgraduate qualification could be the stepping stone to greater professional success.





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