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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.

The academic field of social work concentrates on helping people in times of crisis and need. Individuals may need social workers due to many different factors such as addiction, physical or mental illness, unemployment, poverty, abuse, divorce, or discrimination.

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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
University of Johannesburg

The Master’s by research entails only a research study – larger than the minor dissertation of the coursework Master’s, but not as large as a Doctoral thesis. The princip ... [+]

The Master’s by research entails only a research study – larger than the minor dissertation of the coursework Master’s, but not as large as a Doctoral thesis. The principle purpose of the master’s by research is developing advanced competencies in research. In addition, you will also develop expert knowledge in your field of study. The Master’s by research programme is ideal for students who are primarily interested in developing their research competence, do not want to participate in lectures or workshops, are highly self-motivated, independent and self-directed and have a focused, specific field of research interest.

Admission requirements

Candidates with a relevant Honours Degree in social work are considered for admission. A fourth year (honours) average mark of at least 65% is required.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The aim of this qualification is to develop advanced competencies in the facilitation of processes, techniques and principles of sustainable community programmes and proj ... [+]

The aim of this qualification is to develop advanced competencies in the facilitation of processes, techniques and principles of sustainable community programmes and projects based of people-centred, participatory theoretical approaches, to address inequality, poverty and injustices in a global and African context. Further students will be able to facilitate the establishment and management of community-based organisations within the context of community economic development integrating social and community development.

Admission requirements

An entrance examination might be required. A four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, or a three-year Degree in Social Work together with an Honours Degree in Social Work, or another honours degree relevant to community development considered by the chairperson of the department to be appropriate is required. A fourth year (honours) average mark of at least 65% is required.... [-]

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

This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. This qualificatio ... [+]

This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. You will acquire these through seven modules, e.g.: Contemporary Theories; Complex Behaviour and Environmental Change; Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation; Mental Health; and the Development of the Therapeutic Self. In addition, you will apply this knowledge during a one-year internship programme, focused on micro and messo interventions. In your second year, you undertake a research project to demonstrate your research competence.

This qualification empowers students to work as private or specialist practitioners in their particular work contexts.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The MA (Counselling Psychology) programme leads to registration as Counselling Psychologist with the Professional Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of ... [+]

The MA (Counselling Psychology) programme leads to registration as Counselling Psychologist with the Professional Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). This full-time programme encompasses the broad spectrum of Counselling Psychology. The programme consists of a research component (completion of a minor dissertation) as well as attending workshops, contact sessions and practical work.

After successful completion of the Degree, students apply for an internship in Counselling Psychology.

Admission requirements

Students should be in possession of an Honours Degree or an equivalent Degree in Psychology. Students are admitted to the programme after they have been evaluated as suitable candidates by the department through a selection process. The number of students allowed into the programme is determined by the availability of staff, the availability of internships and market demands. The closing date for applications and the dates for selection are determined annually by the department. Application forms and information are obtainable from the department.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Pan Africa Christian University

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Kenya Nairobi
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus