MA in Communication Studies (Coursework / Research)

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Program Description

MA in Communication Studies (Coursework)

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. Our curriculum develops an innovative participation studies approach that addresses the specific communicative, cultural and social contexts in which we operate. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness.

The first year of study comprises four modules, namely Communication Theory, Research Methodology, and two Contemporary Communication focussed modules. The second year of study focuses mainly on the preparation and completion of a minor research dissertation.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements are specified by the general university entrance requirements, not excluding the discretion of the Postgraduate Admission Committee or the Head of the Department.

The closing date for registration for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.

Contact details

Name: Dr Mariekie Burger
Tel: 011 559 2125 / Email: mburger@uj.ac.za

MA in Communication Studies (Research)

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. This qualification allows students to identify, explore and research a relevant and pertinent topic, and produce a written research dissertation, under the constructive supervision of a senior researcher in the department. The focus of the dissertation is based on the proposal submitted by the student and decided upon jointly with the supervisor(s).

Admission requirements

The admission requirements are specified by the general university entrance requirements, not excluding the discretion of the Postgraduate Admission Committee or the Head of the Department.

The closing date for registration for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.

Contact details

Name: Dr Mariekie Burger
Tel: 011 559 2125 / Email: mburger@uj.ac.za

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less