Master's Degree in Johannesburg South Africa

Top Masters Programs in Johannesburg South Africa 2017

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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

A country situated to the southern tip of Africa, South Africa, has a rich culture that you will never get enough of while touring or studying here. The languages here include Afrikaner and English as well as Dutch. The campus life of the vast South African University, University of Johannesburg or any other university will be mind blowing. You will love interacting with the Bantus here and the tropical climate of the region.

Johannesburg city is the largest source of gold and diamond in southern Africa. It is the base of South Africa’s Constitutional court and is the largest and wealthiest city in the Gauteng Province. It is home to University of Johannesburg.

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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. [+]

Masters 2017 in Johannesburg South Africa. 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. [+]

Applications for 2017 are now closed 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. [+]

Masters 2017 in Johannesburg South Africa. 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. [+]

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. [-]

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 2017 in Johannesburg South Africa. 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. [-]

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. [-]