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Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work & Psychology


MSc. E-Governance

About the Programme


The MSc e-Governance in Developing States degree programme is about the use of information and communication technology (ICTs) to better deliver services and democracy. The programme also seeks to analyse and describe the linkages between government, the business world and civil society and their use of the internet and other digital devices to facilitate effective decision making. The programme will fundamentally examine the very nature of the transformative changes occurring in public life and how they are redefined, managed and negotiated for citizens and the way they live, communicate and work. The MSc in eGovernance in Developing States will present the historical, institutional, legal, organizational, functional, policy, and theoretical background that are critical for assisting in the preparation and career-readiness of public administration scholars and practitioners of information and communication technologies (ICTS).

What Will I Study?


Core questions to be addressed by this programme will include inter alia: what government functions and practices are changed by e-Governance initiatives; what are the socio-political implications of e-Governance; how are e-Governance initiatives designed and evaluated; how are public administrators challenged by such initiatives; and what are the consequences for the relationships between public and private institutions as well as citizens. The programme also has as its objectives: an examination of the evolution of information policy in the Caribbean and other developing states such as, India, Brazil, South Africa, Singapore; a look at industrial countries such as North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia and the search for best practice.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: 15 to 21 months of study


Programme Details

Programme Structure/Course of Study

Students are required to gain 39 credits through successful completion of 4 compulsory and 4 elective courses (3 credits each); a practicum (6 credits); and a research paper (9 credits). The practicum and research paper are undertaken after completion of the taught courses.

Course Credits

EGOV 6010 Investigative Methods for e-Governance 3
EGOV 6020 e-Governance for Development 3
EGOV 6030 Legal and Ethical Issues in e-Governance 3
EGOV 6040 Managing Organization Change in the New Economy 3
EGOV 6060 Analysis and Management of e-Governance Systems 3
EGOV 6070 Strategic Aspects of Information Technologies 3
EGOV 6080 e-Democracy & Access to e-Government3
EGOV 6090 Project Management 3
EGOV 6990 Practicum 6
EGOV 6999 Research Paper 9

 Total Credits39
Students also have the option of selecting courses drawn from the following when offered:  

EGOV 6050 - Developing Leadership for e-Governance: Managing in Virtual Environments 
EGOV 6100 - Electronic Marketing: Doing Business Electronically 
EGOV 6120 - Internet Business Strategies 
EGOV 6130 - Information Technology and Systems in Organizations 
EGOV 6140 - Professional Issues in Information Technology 

To qualify for entry applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class honours or equivalent. Non-degreed applicants with substantial experience in middle to senior executive managerial capacity would be considered, but would be required to audit the undergraduate courses GOVT 2057 and GOVT 3058: e-Governance for Small Island Developing States I and II.

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