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An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

A Master is a degree that demonstrates students have completed advanced studies in their field of training. This program is available for students with an undergraduate degree, and it often takes one to two years to complete.

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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
University of the Witwatersrand

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 es ... [+]

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.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Part-time
2 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
University of the Witwatersrand

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

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.... [-]

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

The MArch(SEEC) qualification is a one-year full-time program on sustainability and energy studies with a focus on cities, settlements, buildings, and architecture. With ... [+]

The MArch(SEEC) qualification is a one-year full-time program on sustainability and energy studies with a focus on cities, settlements, buildings, and architecture. With a strong focus on the energy and climate change challenge, this multi-disciplinary program aims to arm the graduates with an integrated range of competencies which will make them invaluable role players in decision making concerning the future/sustainability of cities and their built environment. Besides the basic technical principles on a variety of the interventions/technologies at different scales, courses in the program address a wide range of inter-related issues including policy frameworks, institutional structures, markets, behavior, finance and socio-economic dimensions.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of the Witwatersrand

This programme provides students with specialist training in African and diasporic intellectual and literary history. Taught by leading figures in the field, the program ... [+]

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.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
University of the Witwatersrand

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 liter ... [+]

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.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
University of the Witwatersrand

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the applica ... [+]

POST GRADUATE STUDIES IN FILM AND TELEVISION

The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application of theory with practice. The following Masters' options are available to applicants: (1) MA by coursework with research report; (2) MA by dissertation. MA by coursework requires that students take three semester-long courses (one of which may be taken outside the division with the permission from the Head of Division). Students undertake research which consists of the production of a short film in a documentary, fiction or experimental film genres AND a written research report (10 000 words). Alternatively, students may wish to take the dissertation option without the option of a creative project (the written submission here is 20 000 words). Supervision of the creative work and research report is undertaken by lecturers in the Film and Television division.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Campus
University of Johannesburg

In die nagraadse programme in Afrikaans (Honneurs, Meestersgraad en Doktorsgraad) word menslike bestaan ondersoek deur te kyk na die simbole, mites, metafore en tekste wa ... [+]

Gedoseer

In die nagraadse programme in Afrikaans (Honneurs, Meestersgraad en Doktorsgraad) word menslike bestaan ondersoek deur te kyk na die simbole, mites, metafore en tekste wat die menslike bestaan medieer. Soos in al die ander geesteswetenskappe is begrip van die menslike bestaan die doel. In die vak Afrikaans is taal en tekste die middel tot hierdie doel.

Om die mens en die manier waarop die mens die wêreld verstaan, te ondersoek, word die taal wat die mens gebruik om uitdrukking te gee aan hierdie wêreld, om sin te gee aan sigself en aan die wêreld waarin hy/sy leef, bestudeer.

Die meestersgraad behels ‘n skripsie, onder leiding van een van die dosente in die Departement, oor ‘n tema waarop ooreengekom word. Temas kan uit die taal- of letterkunde gekies word.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Afrikaans
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

This coursework Master’s programme comprises one compulsory and three elective modules to be completed as well as a compulsory minor dissertation. The compulsory module i ... [+]

MA in Public Management and Governance (CW)

This coursework Master’s programme comprises one compulsory and three elective modules to be completed as well as a compulsory minor dissertation. The compulsory module is a Research Methodology module and is supplemented by three additional elective modules.

The compulsory dissertation is in the form of a research project.

The coursework Master’s Degree structure makes provision either for two specialised sub-disciplinary foci or for a general PMG focus through a random choice of three electives out of a possible nine available modules. One specialised focus is on evaluating general public sector policy management and governance and the second focuses on a specialisation in advanced municipal management and governance.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The student should develop the intellectual and professional skills to provide evidence of the ability to independently produce scientific work at an acceptable level. Th ... [+]

The student should develop the intellectual and professional skills to provide evidence of the ability to independently produce scientific work at an acceptable level. This will require competence in the application of related research methodology, the ability to conduct and complete an approved research study, the oral and written competence to present results and findings, and the academic and personal maturity to critically reflect on all aspects of the study.

Admission requirements

An Honour's qualification in Industrial Psychology on NQF Level 7 or 8 with a minimum of 65% average. Statistical methods or analytical techniques must have been included in undergraduate curricula. Potential students must have passed a module in research methodology at Honours NQF Level 8. Related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management will also be assessed. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

For this degree, the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. ... [+]

The candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic.

Admission requirements

Admission will be considered for a student who is in possession of a university based Honours qualification in Urban Studies on NQF Level 7. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.

Contact details

Name: Dr Liela Groenewald Tel: 011 559 2884 / Email: lielagr@uj.ac.za

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South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

This is an advanced study programme that can be completed as a coursework based study programme. This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and special ... [+]

This is an advanced study programme that can be completed as a coursework based study programme. This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised knowledge area within the discipline of Strategic Communication. Due to an increasing convergence of the Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Public Relations the programme will address the integration of this communication discipline.

Admission requirements

An Honours Degree in Corporate or Marketing Communication or related field is required, with a minimum average of 65%. The closing date for applications 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.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

In coursework mode the candidate should successfully complete the advanced course in Social Theory, the advanced course in Social Research Methodology, and complete resea ... [+]

MA in Sociology (Coursework)

The candidate should successfully complete the advanced course in Social Theory, the advanced course in Social Research Methodology, and complete research and write a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic.

Admission requirements

Admission will be considered for a student who is in possession of a university-based Honours qualification in Sociology/Industrial Sociology on NQF Level 7. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.

Contact details

Name: Dr Liela Groenewald Tel: 011 559 2884 / Email: lielagr@uj.ac.za... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 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 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus