Master of Arts Degree in Humanities Studies in Africa

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Humanities Studies

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Humanities and social sciences promotes and understanding of a wide variety of skills by providing students with a huge variety of courses. The skillsets students learn might be valuable across a huge number of industries in the growing global job market.

Can any other region can match the variety and dimension of Africa? With imitable history, landscape and cultural contributions, hardly any regions offer a study abroad encounter that is more challenging or more satisfying in terms of studying.

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Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Master of Arts in the Biblical Studies program is designed to prepare students for a more effective ministry through a foundational biblical education. [+]

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Master of Arts in the Biblical Studies program is designed to prepare students for a more effective ministry through a foundational biblical education. At the end of the course of study, a student should be able to:

Demonstrate competence in the fields of biblical and theological studies. Display a broad understanding of at least one biblical language. Exhibit competence in the exegesis and exposition of the Bible (Old and New Testament) and relate that competence to African realities. Acquire necessary skills for further scholarly studies in the fields of Old and New Testament. Demonstrate Christian maturity expressed in a commitment to Christ, to His Body and interpersonal sensitivity in character and lifestyle displayed in communal relationships. ... [-]

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program is designed to provide scholarly and professional training to those directly involved in pastoral ministries of the church. [+]

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program is designed to provide scholarly and professional training to those directly involved in pastoral ministries of the church.

It seeks to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance competencies in pastoral leadership and church administration while at the same time preparing students for further studies.

Using the in-service approach, the program is delivered on campus and at various sites through block courses.

At the end of the study in the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program, the student should be able to:

Demonstrate a good knowledge of the content of the Old and New Testaments.... [-]


Master of Arts in Missions Studies

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Missions Studies program is designed to integrate the development of professional ministerial skills in missions with academic studies. [+]

Master of Arts in Missions Studies

The Master of Arts in Missions Studies program is designed to integrate the development of professional ministerial skills in missions with academic studies.

Combining scholarly and professional competence in the field of missions, the program focuses on equipping potential and functional leaders with knowledge, skills and character qualities required to develop competences in missions-related ministries of the church and church-related organizations.

The program also develops the potential of the student for further academic pursuit in the field of missions.

At the end of the course of study in the Master of Arts in Missions Studies program, the student should be able to:... [-]


Master of Arts in Theology

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The programme seeks to give students sound evangelical graduate-level theological education within the African context to prepare students for ministry in the Church, Para-church organisations, and teaching careers in theological institutions in Africa and beyond. [+]

Master of Arts in Theology

The Master of Arts in Theology is two-year programmes requiring 72 credit hours of coursework to graduate.

The programme seeks to give students sound evangelical graduate-level theological education within the African context to prepare students for ministry in the Church, Para-church organisations, and teaching careers in theological institutions in Africa and beyond.

The programme seeks to lay the foundation for the Christian faith and aims at preparing and providing foundational theological knowledge, competencies, and skills to enable the student to be an effective minister and teacher of the Christian faith.

At the end of the course of study in the Master of Arts in Theology programme, a student would have competencies, knowledge, and skills to:... [-]


Master of Arts in Church History

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

At the end of the study in the Master of Arts in Church History program, the student should be able to: Outline the history of Christianity up to 1500 AD. [+]

Master of Arts in Church History

At the end of the study in the Master of Arts in Church History program, the student should be able to:

1) Outline the history of Christianity up to 1500 AD.

2) Interpret the history of the church since 1500 AD and discuss its implications for Christian life and ministry today.

3) Describe the key developments in African Christian history and show how this history has shaped the African Christian context in which he or she will live and work.

4) Exhibit a deeper understanding of the growth, maturation, and characteristics of the earliest African Christian communities in Egypt, North Africa, Nubia and Ethiopia.

5) Explain the interplay between theology and spirituality down through the history.... [-]


Master of Arts in Translation Studies

Africa International University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 - 3 years May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

This program provides for the professional development needs of practicing translators, translation project leaders, and translation consultants involved in the translation of the Bible and related material. [+]

Master of Arts in Translation Studies

This program provides for the professional development needs of practicing translators, translation project leaders, and translation consultants involved in the translation of the Bible and related material.

Biblical translation is an interdisciplinary task, and our program integrates training in Biblical languages, exegesis, translation principles, consulting, translation project management, and areas of linguistics directly relevant to Bible translation.

Admission requirements An undergraduate degree in any area of specialization from an accredited institution of higher learning with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, or a degree awarded with first class or upper second class honors, or its equivalent. Applicants with 2.75 cumulative grade point average or higher or second-class lower division or its equivalent should have at least two years of relevant experience after graduation. An applicant who does not meet the above requirements must present an undergraduate degree in any area of specialization and a Postgraduate Diploma in the relevant area of study from an accredited institution of higher learning with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, or its equivalent. ... [-]

MA in African Literature

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

This programme provides students with specialist training in African and diasporic intellectual and literary history. Taught by leading figures in the field, the programme inducts students into core theoretical debates and new approaches in the field while using African literary material to resituate and critique major trends like world literature and postcolonial theory emanating from the Anglo-American world. [+]

This programme provides students with specialist training in African and diasporic intellectual and literary history. Taught by leading figures in the field, the programme inducts students into core theoretical debates and new approaches in the field while using African literary material to resituate and critique major trends like world literature and postcolonial theory emanating from the Anglo-American world. Capitalizing on Johannesburg as the new intellectual hub of the continent, the programme draws participants from across the continent and beyond. Since its inception under Es’kia Mphahlele in the early 1980s, the Department of African Literature has produced a cohort of graduates who have taken up positions across the African academy and other parts of the world.... [-]


MA in Creative Writing

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Part time 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The MA in Creative Writing at Wits University is a highly regarded two-year MA in which students complete a full-length creative project and an accompanying reflective essay. The programme is housed in the School of Literature, Language and Media but enjoys cross-disciplinary collaboration with lecturers and supervisors from several schools in the Faculty of Humanities. [+]

MA in Creative Writing

The MA in Creative Writing at Wits University is a highly regarded two-year MA in which students complete a full-length creative project and an accompanying reflective essay. The programme is housed in the School of Literature, Language and Media but enjoys cross-disciplinary collaboration with lecturers and supervisors from several schools in the Faculty of Humanities. Guest writers and publishers are invited to conduct workshops or give lectures in the programme, giving students the benefits of their experience and expertise. This intensive course combines seminars with one-on-one supervision so that students receive extensive feedback on their work: from their peers, their supervisor and other supervisors in the programme.... [-]


MA in Applied Ethics for Professionals

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Part time 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

This programme is a rigorous and intellectually challenging introduction to philosophical ethics, and, in particular, applied or “practical” ethics, based in the Department of Philosophy. [+]

This programme is a rigorous and intellectually challenging introduction to philosophical ethics, and, in particular, applied or “practical” ethics, based in the Department of Philosophy. It is designed for professionals in the Gauteng region with some management and leadership experience and presupposes no background in philosophy. It is not a programme in “professional ethics”—e.g. business ethics, biomedical ethics, technology and ethics, etc.—though some such material is sometimes covered in one or more of the electives. Rather, its emphasis is on learning methods and techniques for thinking about ethical issues of any sort. It includes exposure to the principal ethical theories and critical examination of some well-known work in various sub-fields of applied ethics. It is not a distance-education programme; regular attendance at seminars is required. To accommodate the professional lives of our participants, seminars, exams, and other programme activities are held on Saturday mornings, about 19 in the first year and 10 in the second.... [-]


MA in English Literature (by research only)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Staff members in English at the University of the Witwatersrand are able to offer supervision at Master’s level in areas ranging from medieval texts to contemporary literature, with particular strengths in Renaissance studies, Victorian fiction, modernism, postmodernism and postcolonial writing. Topics in literary theory, as well as inter-disciplinary projects, are equally welcome. [+]

Staff members in English at the University of the Witwatersrand are able to offer supervision at Master’s level in areas ranging from medieval texts to contemporary literature, with particular strengths in Renaissance studies, Victorian fiction, modernism, postmodernism and postcolonial writing. Topics in literary theory, as well as inter-disciplinary projects, are equally welcome. Staff undertaking supervision are active researchers, who publish regularly in their fields of specialisation. In the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject, the department was placed in the top 51-100 category. Students receive individual mentoring and are given the opportunity to develop a professional profile by participating in undergraduate tutoring. Those with appropriate interests may be invited to share in international research partnerships with specified universities in Great Britain, Sweden and Germany.... [-]


Master of Arts in Biblical Theology

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program seeks to produce hermeneutically sound Biblical scholars and researchers who accurately interpret scripture and employ critical and creative skills to bridge the gap between the Ancient Near East and the contemporary world thus, able to communicate the message of scripture in every sphere of the society. [+]

Master of Arts in Biblical Theology

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program seeks to produce hermeneutically sound Biblical scholars and researchers who accurately interpret scripture and employ critical and creative skills to bridge the gap between the Ancient Near East and the contemporary world thus, able to communicate the message of scripture in every sphere of the society.

Core objectives

At the end of the program students will be able to:

Effectively utilize various interpretive tools. Demonstrate mastery of various interpretative approaches to scripture. Use biblical languages to exegete Biblical text. Participate in scholarly workshops, present papers in conferences as well as publish in refereed Journals. Entry Requirements ... [-]

Master of Arts in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South. [+]

Master of Arts in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies Introduction

The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South. It analyzes characteristics, trends and expressions of Classical Pentecostalism, Neo-classical Pentecostalism and New religious Movements dominant in the Global South to accurately map out their contribution to global Christianity. This course recognizes that the raw data of Christianity today is resident in the Global South and appreciates that Pentecostal and Charismatic movement have extensively contributed to global Christianity.

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Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Africa University - Zimbabwe
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Zimbabwe Mutare

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying positions in Institutions of Higher Learning (universities), churches, serve in ecumenical leading positions, teach Religious and Moral Education in schools and Religious Studies in Theological Colleges (Seminaries), and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), where they will act as catalysts for change in decision-making and policy formulation, or proceed to relevant doctoral programs. [+]

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying positions in Institutions of Higher Learning (universities), churches, serve in ecumenical leading positions, teach Religious and Moral Education in schools and Religious Studies in Theological Colleges (Seminaries), and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), where they will act as catalysts for change in decision-making and policy formulation, or proceed to relevant doctoral programs.

Objectives of the Program

To equip students to serve in Religious Institutions and the society at large.

To prepare students for Doctoral Studies.... [-]


MA in Islamic Studies

Islamic Online University
Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 years March 2019 Gambia Banjul + 1 more

The Islamic Online University (IOU) has launched the world’s first tuition-free Master’s degree in Islamic Studies program, which is offered completely online and in English as a medium of instruction. [+]

MA in Islamic Studies (MAIS)

The Islamic Online University (IOU) has launched the world’s first tuition-free Master’s degree in Islamic Studies program, which is offered completely online and in English as a medium of instruction. This is an excellent opportunity for the BA students to continue, further, and enhance their understanding and knowledge of the religion. This graduate program consists of 18 courses, three semesters of six subjects each, and the master’s thesis in the fourth semester. The regular duration of the program is two years. Nevertheless, students may complete it within one and half years minimum. One can take a maximum of six years to complete the program. In general, higher education will enable students to expand their knowledge and skills, and be more effective and eloquent in speech and writing. For those who wish to enter the working field, higher education is a great asset in acquiring valuable and respected positions. To be specific, higher education in Islamic studies will provide the opportunity to earn beneficial knowledge that will enable one—by the will and mercy of Allah—to perfect their religion, and obtain the pleasure of Allah by seeking and spreading knowledge of His religion. It is, in fact, one of the ways to gain sadaqa jariya (continuous rewards). It is evident that the more one knows, the more one can share. And the more one shares, the more one can gain which enables to reach higher levels of paradise. The knowledgeable and the ignorant is never the same... [-]


Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Program

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time September 2018 Egypt Cairo USA New York + 1 more

Studying Egyptology/Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience. [+]

Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Program

Studying Egyptology/Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience, visiting monuments in context, museums and gaining experience in the field. The Egyptology program covers many aspects; the culture of ancient Egypt for language and religion to art, architecture and social structures over the time span of 4,600 years. The Coptology program offers courses in political science, religion, art history, history and other.

The department of Egyptology offers three tracks for the M.A.

Egyptology: Art, Archaeology, and History Egyptology: Philology Coptology ... [-]