Master of Arts Degree in Social Sciences in Africa

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MA Applied linguistics is the most common of a number of Masters, or MA as they are commonly known, which have a higher concentration on science and focus less on classroom practice .

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.

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 Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

This is one of its kind program in Africa. An MAMFT approach focuses on the strengths and resiliency of family systems and communal resources to restore and build family relationships. [+]

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) INTRODUCTION

This is one of its kind program in Africa. An MAMFT approach focuses on the strengths and resiliency of family systems and communal resources to restore and build family relationships.

Why study Family Therapy? Couples & family in Kenya today face daily challenges in a rapidly changing social context, marital instability and an increase in separation/divorce, changing parent-child expectations and increasing conflict, rise in substance use and addictive behaviors, brutal acts of family violence and Child neglect, economic and employment stressors and breakdown of extended family relationships and the list continues.... [-]


MA in Development Studies

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

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MA in Diversity Studies

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

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 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Political Science and International Relations

Covenant University
Online Part time March 2019 Nigeria Nigeria Online

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Mastres of Arts in International Relations

Mahatma Gandhi University Rwanda
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2018 Rwanda Kigali

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

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 - International Organization MAIR106 - International Policy & Perspectives MAIR201 - International Security-Peace and Conflict Studies MAIR202 - Nationalism, Democracy and Compolitianism MAIR203 - Global Politics & Analysis MAIR204 - Research Methodology & Case Studies in International Relations: US, british,EU MAIR205 - Latin America in Modern World MAIR206P - Dissertation [-]

MA / MPhil / PhD in Migration Studies

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2018 Ghana Accra

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 [+]

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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Counseling

International Leadership University - ILU
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

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 competently serve their communities. [+]

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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MA / MPhil in International Relations

University of Ghana
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ghana Accra + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MA in International Relations

Webster University - Ghana Campus
Campus Full time August 2018 Ghana Accra

As an International Relations student, you'll acquire the knowledge and skills to prepare for or enhance your career in commerce, law, journalism, business, education, public affairs, or government. [+]

MA in International Relations

With thriving global markets, innovations in technology, and heightened competition, the world has become a smaller place--but not necessarily a simpler one. No matter where we live, diverse cultures and customs are a part of our lives, from business and politics to society and the environment. What happens in one part of the world increasingly affects us all.

Webster University's graduate program in international relations equips you with the skills to handle that complexity. As an International Relations student, you'll acquire the knowledge and skills to prepare for or enhance your career in commerce, law, journalism, business, education, public affairs, or government.... [-]


MA / MPhil in International Relations

University of Ghana
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ghana Accra + 1 more

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. [+]

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.

Core Courses

INTA 601 International Relations 3 INTA 641 International Law 3 INTA 661 International Economic Relations 3 ... [-]

Middle East Studies (M.A.)

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

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.... [-]


MA / MPhil in African Studies

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ghana Accra

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 [+]

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 ... [-]

M.A. in Migration and Refugee Studies

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Egypt Cairo USA New York + 2 more

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. ... [-]


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

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Egypt Cairo USA New York + 2 more

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... [-]


MA / MPhil / PhD in Development Studies

University of Ghana
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ghana Accra

All students will first be admitted to the M.A. programme. The admission requirements will include a good first degree in any subject and a minimum work experience of 2 years in any development planning-related institution. To be admitted to the M. Phil programme, applicants must have successfully completed the [+]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All students will first be admitted to the M.A. programme. The admission requirements will include a good first degree in any subject and a minimum work experience of 2 years in any development planning-related institution. To be admitted to the M. Phil programme, applicants must have successfully completed the M.A. programme with at least an average grade of B+ and must display adequate research experience/potential. In both cases, interviews will be conducted to arrive at the final selections.

DURATION OF PROGRAMMES

The M.A. programme will run for 12 months in each year, and the M. Phil programme will run for another 12 months after the M.A. programme.... [-]