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Programs with the title "Master of Arts" traditionally consist of liberal arts subjects such as philosophy, history, or literature. Masters of Arts are postgraduate programs that can be taken after an earned degree in an undergraduate degree program (Bachelor). Masters of Arts programs have the title "M.A.","Master of Arts" or "MA".

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

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Midlands State University

The programme aims to train students who will be able to develop and apply sound conceptual, analytical and critical skills that are required for an in-depth study of var ... [+]

Objectives The programme aims to train students who will be able to develop and apply sound conceptual, analytical and critical skills that are required for an in-depth study of varied issues and themes in African History. The major objective of this programme is to produce students who will produce new forms of knowledge and competencies relating to African history in a global intercultural environment. Entry Requirements

Applicants to this programme should normally hold a good Honours Degree in a relevant field such as History, Development Studies, and Economic History. The Department may, at the discretion of the Departmental Board, require an applicant to attend a pre-admission interview or examination to satisfy itself of the candidate’s ability to complete the programme applied for. Eligibility will not guarantee admission.... [-]

Zimbabwe Gweru
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Midlands State University

The programme is for students interested in careers in contemporary development issues. ... [+]

Objectives The programme is for students interested in careers in contemporary development issues. The programme aims to develop the sound conceptual, analytical and critical skills that are required in dynamic and complex modern development contexts. Entry Requirements To be enrolled in the programme, prospective students should be having a good honors degree in History and Development studies Other degree holders shall be eligible for admission at the discretion of the Departmental Board General Provisions The number of modules taken by any student from outside the department may be restricted. The offering of elective modules depends on the availability of staff and/or teaching loads of available staff. Assessment Examinations, which shall normally be written at the end of each semester, comprise three-hour papers for theoretical modules. Continuous assessment includes tests, essays and seminar paper presentations. Failure to meet deadlines shall be taken to mean failure to carry out assigned work. A student is normally required to attain 100% attendance of lectures. Programme Structure ... [-]
Zimbabwe Gweru
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
University of the Witwatersrand

The MA in the Field of Diversity Studies is an interdisciplinary programme that is undertaken by students from various disciplines (although most come from disciplines wi ... [+]

The MA in the Field of Diversity Studies is an interdisciplinary programme that is undertaken by students from various disciplines (although most come from disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences). The content of the course can be applied to a variety of fields and professions, and the robustly critical approach to issues of diversity, difference, and otherness that the programme teaches will give you an ‘edge’ to just about any field or profession as diversity is an aspect of just about any contemporary context. Many of our students have gone on to work in areas such as media, non-governmental organisations, advocacy, research consultancies, and have pursued PhDs and academic careers. The programme is ideal for individuals who seek careers in the transformation sector or who are already working in it, and who wish to deepen their critical skills so as to improve their practice.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Covenant University

The Political Science Degree Programme offers courses in key areas of Political Economy, Public Administration, Comparative Politics, Federalism, Nigerian Politics and Ci ... [+]

The Political Science Degree Programme offers courses in key areas of Political Economy, Public Administration, Comparative Politics, Federalism, Nigerian Politics and Civil-Military Relations, Democracy and Civil Society, Legislative Process, Identity, Ethnicity and Nationalism among others. In International Relations, such courses as Theories of International Relations, International Politics, International Economic Relations, Theories of War and Peace, International Peace Keeping, Nigerian Foreign Policy, International Institutions, Political Economy, among other courses, are offered. For Policy and Strategic Studies, the modules centre on core issues of Leadership, Governance, Ethics, Management, Accountability and Development. The programme also addresses the key areas of Wars, Conflicts, Interest Group and Global Terrorism. At the 100 and 200 Levels, which are the foundational levels, students of the four programmes take the same courses so as to effectively acquire the skills and method of the study of Politics, which is the mother course of all the four disciplines.... [-]

Nigeria Nigeria Online
March 2020
Part-time
Online
Mahatma Gandhi University Rwanda

MA in International Relations is designed to be a truly transformative program, which offers students the education, training, and first-hand experience necessary for suc ... [+]

MA in International Relations is designed to be a truly transformative programme, which offers students the education, training, and first-hand experience necessary for successful international careers. This course of study is an intellectually rigorous masters programme that is implanted inside the field of international relations while enabling students to choose areas of specialization based on their interests and professional goals.

Programme Content

Sub Code Subject Name

MAIR101 - Theories in International Relation MAIR102 - International Relations: Concept and Perspectives MAIR103 - Globalization & International Political Economy MAIR104 - International Law MAIR105 - ... [-]
Rwanda Kigali
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
University of the Witwatersrand

A leading inter-disciplinary postgraduate programme in development studies is currently on offer. The programme is social sciences orientated and specializes in health, l ... [+]

MA in Development Studies

A leading inter-disciplinary postgraduate programme in development studies is currently on offer. The programme is social sciences orientated and specializes in health, labour, gender and rural development. The programme is appropriate for students keen to pursue a career in policy research and in the local and international development organizations. Students will be able to draw upon a vast range of local and international academic expertise in a range of disciplines within the School of Social Sciences and in Economics as they critically engage in current local, national and international debates in Development Studies while promoting professional skills in these fields. Students draw upon local and international expertise in a range of disciplines. The student body is cosmopolitan and admission is highly competitive. Students with practical experience in the world of development are especially welcomed. The Programme has grown steadily since its inception in 2001. On average it is estimated that about a third of the student cohort is non-South African. Topics of student research include many focused on studies within Africa broadly.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
International Leadership University - ILU

The MA program is a two-year program, designed to train and equip students at an advanced level in Counseling and Psychology to be professional counselors who can compete ... [+]

Master of Arts in Counseling (MA Counseling)

The Master of Arts program is a two-year program, designed to train and equip students at an advanced level in Counseling and Psychology to be professional counselors who can competently serve their communities. With a strong foundation of theory and practical skills, students are trained to conceptualize and assess client issues, develop treatment plans, and utilize appropriate intervention skills, all from a biblically consistent perspective in light of psychological theory, as well as to conduct research.

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Kenya Nairobi
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
AUC The American University in Cairo

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) is an interdisciplinary center of The American University in Cairo. ... [+]

Migration and Refugee Studies M.A.

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) is an interdisciplinary center of The American University in Cairo. The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies offers an MA in migration and refugee studies and two specialized graduate diploma:

MA in Migration and Refugee Studies Graduate Diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (MRS) Who is it for?

Students who seek to obtain the knowledge and skills to be applied in careers within institutions such as governmental, nongovernmental and international agencies, as well as universities, research organizations and private corporations dealing with the multitude of issues connected with migration and refugee movements. ... [-]

Egypt Cairo USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
AUC The American University in Cairo

The graduate program focuses on the period from the 18th century onwards and addresses issues of religion, ecology, history, economy, society, polity, gender, and culture ... [+]

Middle East Studies (M.A.)

The Middle East Studies graduate program offers courses in Arabic language and literature, anthropology, economics, gender and women’s studies, history, law, political science and sociology with the purpose of introducing students to a variety of methodologies for studying the Middle East. The graduate program focuses on the period from the 18th century onwards and addresses issues of religion, ecology, history, economy, society, polity, gender, and culture. Given the geographical location of Cairo, the program as a whole concentrates on the Arab region.

Who is it for?

The program is intended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers such as academia, diplomacy, another government service, work with NGOs, development, business, finance, journalism, public relations and cultural affairs.... [-]

Egypt Cairo USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
AUC The American University in Cairo

The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars. ... [+]

Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa

The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars, researchers and graduate students interested in gender issues in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.

 The Institute for Gender and Women's Studies offers an interdisciplinary two-year Master of Arts and a Diploma.

The MA offers three tracks

‪Specialization 1: Gendered Political Economies‬‬‬

Focusing on issues relating to poverty, labor politics, political economies of desire, migration, mobility and development histories and practices.

Specialization 2: Geographies of Gender and Justice... [-]

Egypt Cairo USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
AUC The American University in Cairo

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 experien ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Egypt Cairo USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Ghana

The courses for this degree cover a period of 12 months from the date of registration. Students are required to take a minimum of four courses, each of which carries 3 cr ... [+]

M.A. COURSE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Duration: The Program is full time for a period of 2 semesters (12 months)

Entry requirements: A good first degree. Candidates would submit to a selection interview.

Courses

The courses for this degree cover a period of 12 months from the date of registration. Students are required to take a minimum of four courses, each of which carries 3 credits in each of the two semesters. Students are also offered a twenty-week course in Research Methodology. Part-time students will take the course over 24 months from the date of registration.

M.PHIL COURSE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The M.Phil degree in International Affairs requires two academic years’ study during which candidates take at least four courses. For part-time students, however, the M.Phil Program lasts FOUR academic years or a maximum of EIGHT consecutive semesters. M.Phil candidates are required to take INTA 610; Research Methodology and INTA 620; Applied Field Methods, 5 core courses in addition to a minimum of two electives in the first semester. In the Second Semester, the students are required to take four electives including INTA 604 and Public Policy Analysis in the Political Science Department.... [-]

Ghana Accra
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Ghana

The graduate programme in African Studies aims to foster critical thinking among students and to equip them with the resources, tools, and methods for an enhanced underst ... [+]

The graduate programme in African Studies aims to foster critical thinking among students and to equip them with the resources, tools, and methods for an enhanced understanding and appreciation of issues pertinent to African cultures and societies and their development, and to be able to initiate and conduct research in different domains of African Studies.

All students are admitted on MA basis and those who excel in the First year coursework continue as M.Phil Students.

MA and M.Phil students offer the same courses with the exception of Seminar II (AFST 650) which is offered by M.Phil students in the second year.

MA in African Studies

Course Work Seminar Dissertation ... [-]
Ghana Accra
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Ghana

The Institute offers courses of study leading to the award of M.A., M.PHIL and PhD in Population Studies. Candidates for the M.A. programme are required to have a good ho ... [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Institute offers courses of study leading to the award of M.A., M.PHIL and PhD in Population Studies.

Candidates for the M.A. programme are required to have a good honours degree from an approved University in the Social or Natural Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics and Geography.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNIT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 12 MONTHS M.A (POPULATION STUDIES) PROGRAMME SUMMARY OF CREDITS

Course Work - 28 credits Seminar - 3 credits Dissertation - 12 credits Total - 43 credits

Core Courses & Credits

POPS 600 Dissertation 12 POPS 601 Sources and Evaluation of Demographic Data 2 POPS 602 Basic Population Analysis II 3 POPS 603 Population Theories and Development 2 POPS 604 Population Policies and Programmes 2 POPS 605 Basic Population Analysis I 3 POPS 606 Population Variables and Development Planning 2 POPS 607 Population Dynamics 2 POPS 608 Social Demography 2 POPS 609 Methods of Population Estimates and Projections 2 POPS 610 Seminar 3 POPS 611 Methods of Social Research and Statistical Techniques 2 POPS 612 Advanced Population Analysis 2 ... [-]
Ghana Accra
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
University of Ghana

The programme is open to all candidates with a good first degree (i.e. at least second class lower division) in any relevant social and natural science, but applicants wi ... [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

M.A Migration Studies

The programme is open to all candidates with a good first degree (i.e. at least second class lower division) in any relevant social and natural science, but applicants will be required to take prescribed courses depending on their backgrounds and prior courses of study.

M.Phil Migration Studies

Applicants who already possess an MA in migration studies or another related subject area from another university may be considered for admission into the M.Phil programme directly.

Candidates who obtain an average grade of B+ or higher at the MA level may be considered for upgrading to an M.Phil programme.

The M.Phil programme will run for another 12 months after the M.A degree. Beyond this, students are free to take electives from other departments upon consultation with the head of the Centre or academic advisor of the Centre and the department or institute concerned.... [-]

Ghana Accra
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 years
Campus