MA Degrees in South Africa

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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.

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MA in Public Management and Governance (CW / RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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 research Master’s Degree requires the student to submit a dissertation on a relevant topic within the academic field of Public Management and Governance. A lecturer within the Department would act as supervisor for the study. [+]

Master of Art Programs in South Africa 2017. 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. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Public Governance, Public Administration or Public Management and Development or a similar recognised qualification with a minimum average of 65%. In certain instances, the General Regulations with reference to the MPhil Degree may be applied by the Dean in consultation with the Head of the Department of Public Governance in order to admit a student to the programme. Appropriate administrative and managerial work exposure of three years, preferably in the public sector, as deemed adequate and appropriate by the Head of the Department of Public Governance. Prospective Master’s students who have a BA Honours Degree in Public Management and Governance and who may want to proceed and articulate from the Honours Degree in Public Governance, and who lack three years of practical... [-]

MA in Industrial Psychology (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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. [+]

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 Honours 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. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: Two year minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms E Strydom / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2557 / Email: elmariest@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Urban Studies (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

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

Master of Art Programs in South Africa 2017. 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 [-]

MA in Strategic Communication (Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa 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 specialised knowledge area within the discipline of Strategic Communication. Due to an increasing convergence of the the Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Public Relations the programme will address the integration between these communication discipline. [+]

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 the Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Public Relations the programme will address the integration between these 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. Contact details Name: Prof Sonja Verwey Tel: 011 559 4070 / Email: sverwey@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Sociology (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

In coursework mode 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. In research mode the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. [+]

Master of Art Programs in South Africa 2017. 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 MA in Sociology (Research) The candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Admission requirements Student access 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 [-]

MA in Social Work (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa 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 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. [+]

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. Contact details Name: Prof Ndangwa Noyoo Tel: 011 559 2804 / Email: socialwork@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Community Development Social Work

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

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. [+]

Master of Art Programs in South Africa 2017. 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. Contact details Name: Mrs Sue Bond Tel: 011 559 2804 / Email: socialwork@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Clinical Social Work (Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. This qualification empowers students to work as private or specialist practitioners in their particular work contexts. [+]

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. Admission requirements Also see the relevant General Regulations. An entrance examination is required. A student is admitted to the Master’s studies after completion of a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and an Honours Degree in Social Work. A fourth year (honours) average mark of at least 65% is required. Contact details Name: Mrs Sue Bond Tel: 011 559 2804 / Email: socialwork@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Social Impact Assessment (Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Students are required to complete a course on SIA methodologies, advanced social research (ASR) as well as a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies. [+]

Master of Art Programs in South Africa 2017. Students are required to complete a course on SIA methodologies, advanced social research (ASR) as well as a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in one of the following subjects: Sociology, Industrial Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Historical Studies, Development Studies, Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Politics, Public Governance, Social Work and Economics. 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 [-]

MA in Semitic Languages and Cultures (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The coursework programme in MA in Semitic Languages and Cultures consists of a minor dissertation and the two modules. In research mode a dissertation where students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies) or a cognate Semitic language selected in consultation with the Department must be written under supervision. [+]

MA in Semitic Languages and Cultures (Coursework) The programme consists of a minor dissertation and the two modules as listed below. Students, in collaboration with the Department, choose two modules from the list below. Modules are offered over two semesters. Each module is examined by means of an examination with a weighting of 45 credits each. The minor dissertation has a weighting of 90 credits. Students focus on Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies) or a cognate Semitic language. Modules have the following generic content: Compulsory modules Module 1: Methodology of literary research Module 2: Content analysis of a selected field of research Module 3: Minor dissertation Admission requirements To be admitted to this programme, a BA Honours in Semitic Languages, or equivalent qualification, is required. Contact details Name: Prof F Esack Tel: 011 559 2787 / Email: fesack@uj.ac.za MA in Semitic Languages and Cultures (Research) A dissertation where students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies) or a cognate Semitic language selected in consultation with the Department must be written under supervision. Admission requirements To be admitted to this programme, a BA Honours in Semitic Languages, or equivalent qualification, is required Contact details Name: Prof F Esack Tel: 011 559 2787 / Email: fesack@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Psychology (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Students develop advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills in Psychology. Such skills can lead to a research-based or academic career. Application of research methodology and the competent communication of research findings must be demonstrated; students must thus be able to conduct independent research. The attendance of workshops and/or contact sessions will be required. [+]

Master of Art Programs in South Africa 2017. Students develop advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills in Psychology. Such skills can lead to a research-based or academic career. Application of research methodology and the competent communication of research findings must be demonstrated; students must thus be able to conduct independent research. The attendance of workshops and/or contact sessions will be required. Admission requirements The minimum admission requirement is 65% in an Honours Degree in Psychology which normally should have been obtained within the previous five years. Contact details Name: Prof T Guse Tel: 011 559 3248/ Email: tguse@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Politics (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The MA Politics Research Master’s programme covers issues in Politics and International Relations. A student has to write a dissertation on a selected theme from either the fields of Political Science or International Relations, giving evidence of a critical approach and research capability. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the dissertation. [+]

The MA Politics Research Master’s programme covers issues in Politics and International Relations. A student has to write a dissertation on a selected theme from either the fields of Political Science or International Relations, giving evidence of a critical approach and research capability. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the dissertation. Admission requirements Students need a 65% pass rate at Honours level. Contact details Name: Prof Deon Geldenhuys Tel: 011 559 2894 / Email: deong@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Philosophy (Research / Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

For the researchg degree students write a dissertation of approximately 45,000 words under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. The MA by Coursework curriculum consists of six compulsory modules. [+]

Master of Art Programs in South Africa 2017. MA in Philosophy (Research) For this degree students write a dissertation of approximately 45,000 words under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Degree, students must fulfil the Department’s admission requirements (in addition to the University’s admission requirements) and prove their knowledge of research methodology and the history of philosophy. Some of the requirements are [i] at least 65% average for the Honours degree in Philosophy and [ii] the submission of written philosophical work done for the Honours Degree. Supplementary oral examinations might be required. Contact details Name: Prof Velislava Mitova Tel: 011 559 3133 / Email: vmitova@uj.ac.za MA in Philosophy (Coursework) The MA by Coursework curriculum consists of six compulsory modules. The first is the research module, a minor dissertation of about 20,000 – 25,000 words, the topic of which is negotiated with a supervisor. The second module is a research essay of approximately 7500 words, which includes a proposal for the minor dissertation that is expected to satisfy the Higher Degrees Committee, and which must be completed in the first year of study (failing which continuation in the programme is at the discretion of the Philosophy Department). The other four modules are courses. Which courses are offered in a specific year will be determined by the department and will be based on, amongst other considerations, the availability... [-]

MA in Marketing Communication (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

A dissertation on a theme from the field of Marketing Communication providing evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. [+]

A dissertation on a theme from the field of Marketing Communication providing evidence of the critical sense and research capability of the candidate is required. A research article that is suitable for publication is also required. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Communication 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. Contact details Name: Ms Andrea Crystal Tel: 011 559 2574 / Email: acrystal@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Latin (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The coursework MA in Latin is basically aimed at students who would like to do a shorter dissertation together with two examined modules. An intensive course in the Latin language is offered for students enter the course with an Honours Degree in Classical Civilisation. The MA in Latin aims to introduce the student to advanced methods of research applicable to Roman studies, for example in history, literature, philosophy, religion, mythology, culture or art. [+]

Master of Art Programs in South Africa 2017. MA in Latin (Coursework) The coursework MA in Latin is basically aimed at students who would like to do a shorter dissertation together with two examined modules. An intensive course in the Latin language is offered for students enter the course with an Honours Degree in Classical Civilisation. The two examined modules would cover an intensive study of Roman history, religion, literature, philosophy, culture or art and architecture. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Latin or Classical Culture leads to a coursework Master’s dDegree. Contact details Name: Prof JLP Wolmarans Tel: 011 559 2737 / Email: hansiew@uj.ac.za MA in Latin (Research) Contact details The MA in Latin aims to introduce the student to advanced methods of research applicable to Roman studies, for example in history, literature, philosophy, religion, mythology, culture or art. Students acquire the ability to find and define topics for research which they find relevant to either their modern environment or their own inner journey. The continued life of ancient myths or literature in, for example, modern books or films, is also encouraged. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Latin leads to a Master’s Degree. Name: Prof JLP Wolmarans Tel: 011 559 2737 / Email: hansiew@uj.ac.za [-]