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The opportunities that South African universities have to offer are many. South Africa makes great strides to restructure its educational system and the universities, investing more money into this sector than many other countries, developing high quality Master in South Africa programs. Consequently universities in South Africa turn out to be world-class academic institutions offering possibilities of high level research in various fields of knowledge, and they attract academics from all around the world.

There are twenty-one universities in South Africa, and each one of them is autonomous, which gives much freedom for research and scientific projects of all kinds. Some of the leading universities offering Master in South Africa programs are situated in dynamic cities where students and scholars carry out top-notch research in physics, astrophysics, chemistry and cutting-edge technology. All these facts make a Master in South Africa a highly attractive and promising place for study.

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MPhil in Futures Studies

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

USB’s internationally accredited MPhil in Futures Studies builds on the School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Futures Studies to deepen your understanding of futures concepts and futures tools. As such, it is aimed at anyone who wants to bring about a more desirable future. It is also aimed at turning you into a professional futurist. This qualification will therefore equip decision makers and strategic planners with essential skills to make strategic long-term decisions so that they can deal with rapid and complex changes both locally and internationally. This is the only MPhil degree of its kind in Africa. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2016/2017. USB’s internationally accredited MPhil in Futures Studies builds on the School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Futures Studies to deepen your understanding of futures concepts and futures tools. As such, it is aimed at anyone who wants to bring about a more desirable future. It is also aimed at turning you into a professional futurist. This qualification will therefore equip decision makers and strategic planners with essential skills to make strategic long-term decisions so that they can deal with rapid and complex changes both locally and internationally. This is the only MPhil degree of its kind in Africa. What can you do with this qualification? Make strategic decisions for the long term: This qualification will equip decision makers and strategic planners with essential skills to make strategic long-term decisions so that they can deal with rapid and complex changes both locally and internationally. Deal with change and complexity: This programme will equip decision makers with ways to deal with change and to make the right decisions to at least survive but preferably thrive as a result of change. The programme will also equip you with techniques and methods to react meaningfully to the growing complexity in the organisational environment and world affairs, especially from an African perspective. Create a desired future: This programme is aimed at anybody who wants to bring about a more ideal future or a desired future, who is willing to engage in meaningful conversations about the future with like-minded people, and who wants to do so in a way that has a scientific base. Develop creativity and professionalism in Futures Studies: The development of creativity and professionalism in the field of Futures Studies is an important overall objective of the programme. Students will be encouraged to develop their own models and practical applications, design protocols and test these in a variety of environments. Become a professional futurist: The content of the programme is aligned with the professional and intellectual skills required for futurists. During the programme you will acquire skills such as consultation and facilitation capabilities, project management, stakeholder analysis, environmental scanning, managing the scenario process, designing a futures project, systems simulation, and strategic planning. The research project is regarded as the culmination of the learning experience, offering you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and abilities you have acquired to a specific field of your choice.​ ​Programme format This programme runs over 2 years, covering 5 modules and a research assignment. The five modules are: Scanning the environment, Quantitative and qualitative futures studies methods, Demography, Technology futures and Applied futures studies. The course content is presented through a series of lectures and workshops, delivered in blended learning format. With blended learning you can choose between on-campus classes and online classes. This makes the programme convenient and accessible for busy business people and executives. It also means you can study while you work. Students have to be thoroughly prepared for blended learning lectures so as to extract optimal benefit from contact sessions. For the course-based part of the programme, you can choose between attending weekly classes (4-hour classes) on campus or, alternatively, downstreaming the classes by logging in and participating online using your own computer or device. Course material is composed of comprehensive course outlines, text books and journal articles. ​PROGRAM​​​​​ME ​​DATES Year 1: Approximately 25 blended learning classes of 4 hours each (1 class per week): February – October Year 2: Research assignment and regular consultations with your study leader Deadline for applications Students from South Africa and (visa-exempt) SADC countries: 30 November each year Foreign students from non-SADC African countries and rest of world: 30 September each year Important Study permits for foreign students at USB: Obtaining a study permit (study visa) from the South African authorities takes up to 12 weeks from the date of being offered a place on a programme at USB – hence the early application deadline for foreign students. Multiple entry visas: Students from non-SADC African countries and other countries with visa requirements who need to apply for study visas can obtain a letter from USB confirming the duration of registration at USB. This will help students to obtain multiple-entry study visas in case of modular studies. Timetable changes: USB reserves the right to change dates of the lecture schedule or subjects per term table. Students will be informed of any changes in good time. Late applications: USB will do everything possible to accommodate applications submitted after the closing date. [-]

MPhil in Management Coaching

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

This degree will enable you to confidently coach managers and leaders towards reaching their full potential. This programme adheres to international best practice while also emphasising management coaching in a uniquely African context. [+]

This degree will enable you to confidently coach managers and leaders towards reaching their full potential. This programme adheres to international best practice while also emphasising management coaching in a uniquely African context. Learning philosophy The learning philosophy of the MPhil in Management Coaching is based on: Growing human capital, developing talent in leaders and managers Having discovered your own authentic coaching style and having acquired professional coaching skills, you can support the growth of others through coaching. Also, as a manager, you can use a coaching management style to foster a stronger performance culture while offering support for continuous growth. Leading with confidence For executives and professional coaches, management coaching offers a way to develop leadership capabilities that will help you to face both current and potential challenges as you move up the ranks of your organisation. It also allows you to develop your potential into other areas of business or private practice. Using the coaching style that works for you This qualification offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and establish your credentials in management coaching. You will be exposed to various coaching models, approaches and frameworks. At the same time you will be encouraged to discover and experiment with the approaches and frameworks that work best for you in order to develop a personal and authentic style of coaching. Making a difference right from the start Presented in blocks over time, this modular programme is underpinned by solid theory (lectures, case studies, tutorials and assignments) as well as practical experience (giving and receiving coaching, supervision, and research and development). This allows participants to apply their newly acquired skills right from the start. Therefore, much of the value of this work-based programme lies in the practical application of coaching in the workplace during the course of the programme. This ensures exposure to real-world coaching while having access to information and support through various platforms. Also, the research and development part of the programme has to be carried out in your own work environment, which allows for the development of competencies based on real-world experience. This will stand you in good stead once you have graduated. Excelling in management coaching You will learn from distinguished and knowledgeable presenters, and capitalise on the thought leadership of local experts who were pioneers in the field of management coaching in this country. Today, most of these presenters play leading roles in the continued development of coaches worldwide. In addition, only a handful of people worldwide have doctoral degrees in coaching. A number of them will be facilitating and assessing on this MPhil in Management Coaching. During 2013, we have the pleasure of hosting Prof Dusan Stojnov from Serbia – a world expert in constructivism and construct psychology coaching. You will also benefit from comprehensive support throughout the programme. Operating in a multicultural environment The programme adheres to international best practice, while at the same time emphasising management coaching in a uniquely African context, shaped by diversity and varied cultural and educational backgrounds. It is particularly relevant to South African managers and leaders as it takes into account the diversity, traditions and multicultural environments of this country and the greater African continent. For you this also means international application with local specialisation. Enjoying international acknowledgement The USB’s MPhil in Management Coaching is internationally accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS. It is also the only Management Coaching master’s programme fully accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Building invaluable networks On your MPhil in Management Coaching journey, you will collaborate with people from a wide range of cultures, creeds and countries. You will walk the road of professional and personal development with them. This will broaden your views and add depth to your learning experience. During all of this, you will build valuable networks of business contacts and friendships that will last you a lifetime. Upon graduation, you become part of the powerful USB Alumni Association with its 15 000 members, offering access to continued learning, networking and more. Learning outcomes On the successful completion of this programme, participants will demonstrate the ability to: Understand individual coaching frameworks and models underpinning professional coaching practice Understand the multiple theoretical perspectives on coaching Relate these theories to the practical and professional coaching environment Undertake self-directed learning and take responsibility for self-learning Operate in an environment characterised by situations challenging their personal beliefs and ethical points of departure Communicate clearly with a client and manage one-on-one relationships in an ethical and professional way Analyse and synthesise from theory and multi-client experiences Retrieve and process information, and draw inference from quantitative and qualitative information Monitor critically but fairly the growth and progress of the client while learning from the interactions themselves Understand coaching practice that is congruent with their authentic coaching framework and model Produce a research assignment which meets the standards of scholarly research and professional writing. Who will benefit from this degree? Managers, leaders, human capital development experts and learning facilitators in all industries Those working with the human aspect of transferring knowledge Those who support and facilitate growth, performance, relationships and teamwork Structure and content Programme format This work-based, modular programme (block release programme) runs over two years. Apart from a two-day introduction, participants are required to attend four class contact blocks (of a week each) on campus during the first year and complete the final block and a research report during the second year. This will allow students to work full-time while they study. It will also enable working professionals from all over South Africa and beyond its borders to register for the programme. The programme consists of three phases: Phase 1 – class programme: Students have to attend four blocks of one week each on the USB campus during the first year. During this time, they will be exposed to various models to discover their own particular framework for coaching. Coaching practice, case studies and assignments form part of this phase of the programme. Phase 2 – professional assessment: Students’ coaching competence is assessed both in terms of their ability to convey their personal coaching approach and style, and in terms of authentically displaying coaching skills which resonate with their own model. This phase takes one week at the beginning of the second year. Phase 3 – research and development: Students have to complete a research assignment during the second year of enrolment. During this phase, a tutor will be assigned to each student based on the student’s field of interest. Students may schedule a number of face-to-face sessions with their tutors to discuss coaching issues that may arise. The cost of up to five of these sessions is included in the tuition fees. Throughout – triad practice, supervision and coaching: A significant part of the students’ journey is to coach and be coached. They must complete 40 hours of coaching and receive 20 hours of coaching (all of which is self-funded). "5 modules (1 each) and a research assignment over 2 years" Class programme modules The programme will be delivered through lectures, tutorials, case studies, assignments, practical work and independent research. The class programme covers the following: Module 1: Orientation to Coaching; Learning Theory and Learning Styles; Adult Learning and Self-organised Learning; Forming Triads; Positive Psychology; Systems Theory and its Relevance to Management Coaching; Ethics in Coaching; Continuous Professional Development (The Art of Reflection); Integral Coaching Model; Skills Practice and Supervision. Module 2: Coaching Frameworks; The Business Coaching Process; Coaching for Performance; Experiential Models of Coaching; The Role Coaching Plays in Strategy Implementation; Research and Development; Continuous Professional Development, Assignment, Case Studies, Skills Practice and Supervision. Module 3: Coaching for Organisational Alignment; Leadership and Transformation; A Team Approach to Coaching; Research and Development; Assignment, Skills Practice and Supervision; and Psychology Meets Coaching (how to know your limits and set your personal and professional boundaries). Module 4: Exploring Learning Conversations in the Context of the African Tradition of Story-telling; An Integral Approach to Coaching Existentially in a World Characterised by Multiculturalism; An Experiential Approach to Coaching; Research and Development; Skills Practice; and Supervision. Module 5: Professional Assessment of the Student’s Learning Journey; Practical Assessment of Coaching Model and Framework; Practical Assessment of Coaching Ability through a Panel Demonstration; Report Writing; Moderation; Meeting with Tutors; Supervision. USB reserves the right to modify the contents of subjects and to combine subject matter for better integration of learning areas. This is in the interest of continuous improvement of the curriculum DATES Dates for learning modules (compulsory) ​Orientation: 2 – 4 February 2017 Module 1: 6 – 11 March 2017 Module 2: 22 – 27 May 2017 Module 3: 14 – 19 August 2017 Module 4: 30 October – 4 November 2017 Module 5: 22 – 26 January 2018 (professional assessment) Dates for supervision for 2017 group (compulsory) ​7 – 8 April 2017 24 June 2017 16 September 2017 6 January 2018 Deadline for applications South African students: 30 November each year ARPL applicants: 30 October of each year Foreign students from (visa-exempt) SADC countries: 30 October each year Foreign students from other African countries and rest of world: 30 September each year Important Study permits for foreign students at USB: Obtaining a study permit (study visa) from the South African authorities takes up to 12 weeks from the date of being offered a place on a programme at USB – hence the early application deadline for foreign students. Multiple entry visas: Students from non-SADC African countries and other countries with visa requirements who need to apply for study visas can obtain a letter from USB confirming the duration of registration at USB. This will help students to obtain multiple-entry study visas in case of modular studies.​ Timetable changes: USB reserves the right to change dates of the lecture schedule or subjects per term table. Students will be informed of any changes in good time. Late applications: USB will do everything possible to accommodate applications submitted after the closing date. ​ [-]

MPhil in Development Finance

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years March 2017 South Africa Cape Town

The MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) covers all aspects of development finance, including a thorough understanding of the theories underpinning development finance practices. It also focuses on enterprise-level development finance and sustainable growth. This makes the MDevF a cri​tical-skills degree for Africa. It is aimed at people who are involved with finance and financial management issues in developing countries. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2016/2017. The MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) covers all aspects of development finance, including a thorough understanding of the theories underpinning development finance practices. It also focuses on enterprise-level development finance and sustainable growth. This makes the MDevF a cri​tical-skills degree for Africa. It is aimed at people who are involved with finance and financial management issues in developing countries. Learning philosophy Implementing African-driven solutions is the new approach to the economic development of the African continent. With this qualification participants will be able to: Use specialised knowledge to develop Africa where it matters Contribute towards sustainable development Implement Africa-driven solutions Shape finance policies and programmes Conduct in-depth research Understand the key role of DFIs and financial institutions Study while you work The MDevF is a 2-year modular programme, which means that you have to attend 3 blocks of 2 weeks each on the USB campus in Bellville, Cape Town. Off-campus you have to complete a research assignment. This enables students from all over South Africa and other countries to attend – even when working full-time. Structure and content Overview Attend 3 blocks spread over 2 years: The MDevF is presented as a modular programme over two years. Students attend three class contact sessions of a fortnight each over a period of two years, and complete a research assignment. Core subjects, electives and research assignment: Students need to do the six core modules, as well as two electives chosen from a list of options. These electives provide areas of specialisation. Students also need to write a research assignment. Course methodology: A mix of highly interactive lectures/course material, case studies and a workshop on financial risk and structure. Handbooks, guidelines, articles, journal materials and a matrix /checklists will serve as reference material for future project design and delivery. Credits: 180 credits (120 credits for course work and 60 credits for the research assignment) Core modules The core modules consist of: Economic Development Perspectives in Africa Issues in Banking and Finance Microfinance Project Finance Governance and Ethics Research Methods in Development Finance Electives Small-scale Enterprise Development Development Project Management African and Emerging Financial Markets Environmental Finance Business Forecasting and Econometric Analysis Public Sector Finance Infrastructural Finance Corporate Finance Leadership Development​ Financial Sector Regulation and Development Investment Promotion Research assignment The research assignment forms an integral part of this master’s programme and carries a total of 60 credits which represent one-third of the credit requirements of the programme. The research assignment is usually between 15 000 – 25 000 words on a topic of the student’s choice. Students are encouraged to base their research assignments on topics of direct professional interest to them. Important dates​ First intake: 6 – 18 March 2017 28 August – 9 September 2017 Second intake: 27 March – 8 April 2017 25 September – 7 October 2017 Deadline for applications South African students: 30 November each year ARPL applicants: 30 October of each year Foreign students from (visa-exempt) SADC countries: 30 October each year Foreign students from other African countries and rest of world: 30 September each year ​ Important Study permits for foreign students at USB: Study permits for foreign students at USB: Obtaining a study permit (study visa) from the South African authorities takes up to 12 weeks from the date of being offered a place on a programme at USB – hence the early application deadline for foreign students. Multiple entry visas: Students from non-SADC African countries and other countries with visa requirements who need to apply for study visas can obtain a letter from USB confirming the duration of registration at USB. This will help students to obtain multiple-entry study visas in case of modular studies. Timetable changes: Timetable changes: USB reserves the right to change dates of the lecture schedule or subjects per term table. Students will be informed of any changes in good time. Late applications: Late applications: USB will do everything possible to accommodate applications submitted after the closing date. [-]

MPhil in Tourism Management (Research)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

MPhil in Tourism Management (Research) [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A relevant Honours degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism and/or Hospitality Management or its equivalent at NQF level 8 with an aggregate pass of 60%. RE-ADMISSION In the event of the dissertation being rejected outright by the examiners there will be no further opportunity to re-submit an improved version of that or any other research dissertation (see Rule G4.8.5). DURATION The qualification shall extend over a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of four years of study. [-]

MCom in Economics (Coursework)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

MCom in Economics (Coursework) [+]

Masters in South Africa 2016/2017. GENERAL Except as otherwise provided below, the degree Master of Commerce: Economics shall be awarded in accordance with the General Rules for Masters’ Degrees as published in the General Prospectus and the Postgraduate Research Policy. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS An Honours degree in Economics, or its equivalent, with an aggregate pass of 60%. RE-ADMISSION RULES A Master’s candidate shall be permitted to repeat a failed module once. In the event of a research treatise being rejected outright by the examiners, there will be no further opportunity to re-submit an improved version of that or any other research treatise (see Rule G4.8.5). DURATION The qualification shall extend over a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of four years of full-time study. [-]

MCom in Business Management (Research)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

MCom in Business Management (Coursework) [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Commerce: Business Management only if they have an Honours degree in Business Management. All candidates shall nevertheless be subject to selection. Note: Prospective candidates for the module work programme must apply in good time and present themselves for an interview by the end of September. GENERAL Except as otherwise provided below, the degree of Master of Commerce: Business Management shall be awarded in accordance with the General Rules for Masters’ Degrees as published in the General Prospectus and the Postgraduate Research Policy. DURATION The full-time studies shall extend over a minimum period of one academic year, and the part-time programme over a minimum of two consecutive academic years. [-]

MPhil in Conflict, Transformation and Management (Coursework)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time February 2017 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

The programme has been designed to benefit civil servants, middle and top-level management, community leaders, development specialists, foreign service personnel, social practitioners, teachers and school administrators, police officers and all those who manage conflict as part of their daily routine. The programme draws on the vast experience of a range of top South African and international experts in the field. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2016/2017. The programme has been designed to benefit civil servants, middle and top-level management, community leaders, development specialists, foreign service personnel, social practitioners, teachers and school administrators, police officers and all those who manage conflict as part of their daily routine. The programme draws on the vast experience of a range of top South African and international experts in the field. The programme’s depth is its core modules in approaches to the study of conflict, conflict processes, and conflict resolution and management techniques. Variety and specialization are built in through interdisciplinary elective modules in areas such as development and conflict, world conflict, conflict and regional integration and conflict in the workplace. These advanced studies combine distance education in short, intensive contact lecture blocks, opening up the programme to interested candidates irrespective of their geographical location. Once per semester, in March and August, students meet at the NMMU for two weeks of intensive orientation and tuition in the form of lectures and workshops. Course notes and listings of required readings guide students through the on-campus period and the three months of self-study that follow. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Any Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Candidates who have passed the examinations on the grounds that they will be awarded the relevant degree by the University or on the grounds that the required status may later be granted to them, or who have in any other manner (e.g. RPL) attained a level of competence, which in Senate’s opinion is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies or research at the required level, may be accepted as candidates for the relevant degree. Career fields Politician [-]

LLM by Coursework and Research Report (LLM)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The LLM programme is suitable for law graduates and legal professionals who are interested in research and writing and who have the time as well as the ability to undertake fairly extensive legal research at an advanced academic level. Because of the demanding nature of the research component, entry to the programme is limited to applicants with an excellent academic record in the LLB. However, there are alternative entry routes for applicants who are able to demonstrate their suitability for the programme. [+]

The LLM programme is suitable for law graduates and legal professionals who are interested in research and writing and who have the time as well as the ability to undertake fairly extensive legal research at an advanced academic level. Because of the demanding nature of the research component, entry to the programme is limited to applicants with an excellent academic record in the LLB. However, there are alternative entry routes for applicants who are able to demonstrate their suitability for the programme. The coursework component consists of four courses, which may be taken either in a specialised field or in the general field. The research component consists of an attendance course in Research Methodology, two research essays of 5 000 words each and a Research Report of 10 000 words. Benefits of the programme: The LLM by Coursework is an excellent way to build expertise in a specific area of the law, thus enhancing one’s marketability as a legal practitioner. By honing their research and writing skills, the LLM gives lawyers the tools they need to deepen their legal knowledge throughout their careers. These skills enable them to contribute to the growth of knowledge in the legal community and to build their reputations as experts in particular fields of legal interest. Curriculum Outline: The combination of subjects taken for the LLM by Coursework and Research Report depends on the field chosen. Programmes are offered in the following fields: General This is the most flexible of the fields, allowing students to choose four courses from any of the other fields. Commercial & Business Law Catering to the business lawyer who requires specialised knowledge in a highly competitive area of the law, this field allows students to choose four courses from a range of commercial subjects. Corporate Law This very popular field is aimed at commercial lawyers who want to focus on company law in particular. Environmental Law This burgeoning and exciting field offers lawyers the opportunity to specialise in environmental law and sustainable development. Human Rights Advocacy & Litigation Human rights and public- interest litigation is at the forefront of legal development worldwide. This field gives lawyers the practical as well as the theoretical knowledge needed to practise in this vibrant area of the law. Information & Communications Law This field offers cutting-edge expertise to lawyers interested in the vast technological advances of the past two decades. International Law This field gives lawyers an excellent understanding of public international law and its significant implications for our globalised world. International Economic Law (formerly International Law & Economics) This field prepares lawyers for a rewarding career in international trade by deepening their knowledge of the law and economics of global commercial relations. Note: Students who have not completed Economics at third-year undergraduate level must complete the Mandela Institute course Economics for Law in addition to the prescribed courses for this field. Labour Law The dynamic nature of the labour market and its regulation presents a perpetual challenge to the legal practitioner. This field provides lawyers with up-to-the-minute knowledge of South African labour law and gives them the tools they need to cope with future legal development in this area. Pensions Law This field answers to a need from practice for specialised learning in an area of law that has seen enormous growth in the last decade. Tax Law This field builds on the excellent reputation of the School's Higher Diploma in Tax Law, which it effectively replaces. Closing dates: 31 August 2015 (International students) 30 September 2015 (South African students) [-]

Master in Urban Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2016/2017. The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. Benefits of the programme A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics A strong research training , with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Cities of the South Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses and practices Democratic Theory Research Methods & Computer based graphic skills Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies and Practices. Closing dates 31 October 2015 [-]

MEng in Welding Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

Wits University offers the International Institute of Welding course leading to the IWE ( International Welding Engineer -[BScEng graduates]) and IWT ( International Welding Technologist [BTech graduates]). Wits University is an Approved Training Body (ATB) for the International Institute of Welding (IIW). Successful completion of the courses (60% min/each module and a 95% attendance record) entitles the candidate to apply for IIW registration. [+]

Wits University offers the International Institute of Welding course leading to the IWE ( International Welding Engineer -[BScEng graduates]) and IWT ( International Welding Technologist [BTech graduates]). Wits University is an Approved Training Body (ATB) for the International Institute of Welding (IIW). Successful completion of the courses (60% min/each module and a 95% attendance record) entitles the candidate to apply for IIW registration. Benefits of the programme The intent is to equip candidates for a career in the welding industry, this implying an understanding of the practice of welding engineering underpinned by sound science. Curriculum Outline / Modules taught The MEng in Welding Wits is made up of 12 courses divided into four main modules. The modules are welding processes, welding metallurgy, welded joint design and fabrication, and applications and case studies. Closing dates Whilst late entries can be considered the desirable closing date for those completing the whole course is mid February. Whilst those who complete individual stand alone courses can register through the year, if individual courses are taken as part of, say a GDE, the February registration applies. Note: The GDE/ MEng qualifications will be replaced by the PGD/MScEng qualifications in 2017. Whislt the structure will change the intent is that the programme continue to offer the IWE/IWT curriculum. [-]

Master of the Built Environment in the Field of Housing (MBE Housing)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2016/2017. MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. Benefits of the programme The MBE Housing develops practical, managerial, analytical, and spatial skills as well as social and cultural sensitivities to meet housing challenges in the unevenly developing world. Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Housing Theory Concepts and Policy (20 points) Housing Finance and Law (20 points) Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20 points) Management of Existing Housing Stock or Housing Seminar on Upgrading of Informal Settlements (20 points) Research Methods (10 points) Research Report (90 points) Closing dates 31 August (non-South African students) 31 October (South African citizens and permanent residents) The closing date for short courses is one week before start of the course. [-]

Masters of Philosophy (Mphil) in Marketing

IMM Graduate School of Marketing
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The MPhil in Marketing is offered at level 9 of the NQF (HEQSF aligned) and consists of 180 credits. The MPhil in Marketing comprises of a research dissertation [+]

The MPhil in Marketing is offered at level 9 of the NQF (HEQSF aligned) and consists of 180 credits. The MPhil in Marketing comprises of a research dissertation which must be completed in three years. Admission criteria A student who is in possession of the following may apply for admission: BCom Honours with Marketing Management and Research Methodology on the NQF Level 8 (HEQSF aligned); or BPhil Honours with Marketing Management and Research Methodology on the NQF Level 8 (HEQSF aligned); or BA Honours in Marketing Communications with Marketing Management and Marketing Communications as majors on the NQF Level 8 (HEQSF aligned) Any other equivalent qualifications An overall average of 60% must have been achieved on the NQF level 8 qualification A CV and motivational letter are required Applicants are required to complete the Postgraduate Application for Admission form for the MPhil in Marketing, which together with certified copies of educational certificates, identity/passport documents, a letter of motivation and a CV, should be returned by registered post to: The Registrations Officer IMM GSM P O Box 91820 Auckland Park 2006 In addition, students may be required to submit a provisional research proposal to the IMM GSM Research Committee. A non-refundable deposit must accompany the Postgraduate Application for Admission form. The Dean may refuse a student admission to the Masters qualification, if he/she is of the opinion that the student’s academic background does not meet the required academic standards for the proposed studies. The Dean also has the right to prescribe any additional modules on honours level to ensure that the candidate complies with all requirements. [-]

MEng in Mechatronics

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

Our vision is to be the preferred provider of professional and career-oriented education and research in the fields of engineering, the built environment and information technology. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2016/2017. MEng in Mechatronics Candidates shall be admitted to the study for the qualification of Master of Engineering in Mechatronics only if they hold the qualification of Bachelor of Engineering or a qualification deemed by Senate to be equivalent thereto, or if they otherwise qualify for admission in the opinion of Senate. All candidates shall be subject to selection criteria as laid down by the department. Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology VISION AND MISSION FACULTY VISION Our vision is to be the preferred provider of professional and career-oriented education and research in the fields of engineering, the built environment and information technology. FACULTY MISSION We are a people-centred faculty offering internationally recognised academic programmes, delivering competent graduates and providing innovative solutions and services to industry and community. WELCOMING MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology. In this faculty we combine top facilities, state-of-the-art technology and stimulating training to produce highly sought-after graduates in the fields of Civil, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Information Technology, Quality and Operations Management, Quantity Surveying, and Construction Management. The Faculty comprises three schools which include the Schools of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information and Communication Technology. All programmes, where applicable, are accredited by relevant professional bodies, which is an indication of the quality of education in this faculty. The BSc (Construction Studies), BSc (Hons) (Construction Management) and MSc (Built Environment) are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB-UK) and the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP). The BSc Construction Economics and BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The two latter programmes as well as the National Diploma in Building and the BTech degree (Quantity Surveying) in the School of Built Environment are accredited by the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP). The BEng Mechatronics and all the National Diplomas and BTech engineering programmes are accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). The engineering qualifications are internationally recognised in terms of the Washington, Sydney and Dublin Accords. All the undergraduate and BTech programmes in the School of ICT, which hosts the Sub-Saharan Africa Cisco Academy Training Centre, contain a selection of Cisco-certified courses which allows us to provide internationally recognised IT specialists. Apart from the academic departments, various institutes, centres and units are also housed in each school to promote their research, technology transfer, non-formal teaching, community service and outreach initiatives. The faculty has established links with major industrial partners in the region, province and country. Industrial partners include major manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive and supplier industry, power utilities, large companies in the field of ICT, major construction companies, and large consulting businesses in South Africa. These partnerships provide a number of opportunities for contract research and collaborative research projects. World-class research is being conducted in this faculty, ranging from friction stir welding, manufacturing technology and automotive manufacturing, to information security, telecommunications, communication networks, and construction health and safety. There are strong links with a number of leading international partners which ensure active student exchange programmes abroad. The faculty welcomes you into this vibrant environment where you will be part of a diverse student body in which students are holistically developed as confident, innovative and knowledgeable professionals. Enjoy your studies! Executive Dean [-]

Master of Public Administration

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2017 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

This internationally accredited professional postgraduate programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of public managers. [+]

Master of Public Administration This internationally accredited professional postgraduate programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of public managers. The programme may be studied in either semi-distance education or part-time format. Faculty of ARTS VISION AND MISSION The vision of our Faculty is to be synonymous with the highest professional standards in Arts Education, acknowledged by the community that we serve for both our academic as well as our cultural leadership. Students are encouraged to strive for excellence in all disciplines. The Faculty offers many academic qualifications with a more vocational and/or professional emphasis. All qualifications are led by qualified and experienced staff, many of whom have national reputations in their chosen fields. Research guidance for postgraduate degree studies leading to the Doctoral level are attended to by expert lecturers and study leaders. [-]

Master of Public and Development Management (MM)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1800 hours February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development practitioners. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2016/2017. The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development practitioners. Candidates will require a foundational knowledge of public and development management. This includes a solid grounding in the theory and practice of governance, policy formation, and the management of large organisations, including public bureaucracies. While the Masters programme itself lasts a year, candidates are required to first complete the PDM course, which will provide them with the requisite foundation. Therefore, the Masters degree is effectively a two-year programme. Curriculum Masters students will first be required to complete four NQF level 9 courses. They will then be required to complete a dissertation of about 35000 – 40000 words on a contemporary public or development management subject. The course work and dissertation will each account for 90 of the 180 credits required to obtain the MM degree. The course work is aimed at providing students with the skills they need to conceive, plan, research, and write their dissertations. They also complete a reading elective designed to deepen their understanding of their chosen research topic. Students are required to develop a research proposal, which forms the basis of their dissertations, and to present it to a research committee for approval. The courses are: Quantitative research methods (20 credits) This course builds upon students’ prior knowledge of basic sampling methods and simple statistical inferences, including chi-square tests. This material is briefly revised, and the course then moves on to the formulation of research problems, purpose statements, and research hypotheses for use in quantitative research proposals; survey design, questionnaire construction, and simple data analysis; and hypothesis testing, including power analysis and regression analysis. Qualitative research methods (20 credits) This course teaches students to design and conduct qualitative research, and analyse qualitative data. Subjects include qualitative research paradigm assumptions, qualitative research designs/methods, various techniques and methods for gathering and analysing data, ethical issues, and evaluation. Research proposal design (10 credits) This course helps students to progress from a theoretical understanding of research models and methods to formulating an actual research proposal which will form the basis of their research report. The proposals are presented to and defended before a School proposal panel. Directed reading elective (40 credits) This course assists students to engage in depth with a subject relevant to public or development management. It comprises a series of seminars in which the lecturer and students work together to explore the literature on a given subject. Thesis The thesis is the pinnacle of the Masters programme. After formulating their proposals, students need to conduct original and in-depth research, analyse the results, and integrate research and analysis into a coherent thesis. Students are actively supported by thesis supervisors. All P&DM academic staff members supervise theses in their areas of specialisation. Admissions Applicants for the Masters programme first need to obtain the PDM with a pass mark of 65 per cent. Alternatively, they need to hold an honours degree in public management, obtained with a pass mark of at least 65 per cent. Applicants in the latter category may be required to supplement the standard Masters curriculum with additional courses. Course delivery Both the PDM and MM are offered as full-time, part-time and block study courses. Part-time students attend lectures in the evenings, and block release students attend lectures in two-week periods spaced throughout the year. Workloads Both the PDM and MM programmes are designed to encourage independent research and study. The workloads generally comprise 24 hours of contact time per course, with additional preparation and study hours taking total hours to the relevant NQF requirement. The total workload for the PDM is 1 200 notional hours. The total workload for the MM is 1 800 notional hours. Assessments Students are assessed by means of assignments and written examinations. Class and group assignments are also assessed. All examinations as well as the theses are externally examined. Applications Prospective students need to complete an application form which is available from the faculty office as well as online. They also need to submit records of previous academic performance, and a curriculum vitae. [-]