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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

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MA in Afrikaans (Gedoseer/Verhandeling)

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

MA in Public Management and Governance (CW / RD)

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

MA in Industrial Psychology (RD)

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

MA in Urban Studies (Research)

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

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

MA in Strategic Communication (Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 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 Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Public Relations the programme will address the integration of this communication discipline.

MA in Sociology (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 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.

MA in Social Work (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 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 principal 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.

MA in Community Development Social Work

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part-time 2 years February 2020 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.

MA in Clinical Social Work (Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 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.

MA in Social Impact Assessment (Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 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.

MA in Semitic Languages and Cultures (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time Part-time 2 years February 2020 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 Psychology (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 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.

MA in Politics (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 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.

MA in Philosophy (Research / Coursework)

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

For the research 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.

MA in Marketing Communication (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full-time 2 years February 2020 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.