Master in Urban Studies

University of the Witwatersrand

Program Description

Master in Urban Studies

University of the Witwatersrand

Applications for 2017 are now closed The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology, and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South.

Benefits of the programme

  • A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics
  • A strong research training, with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities

Curriculum Outline/Modules taught

  • Cities of the South
  • Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses, and practices
  • Democratic Theory
  • Research Methods & Computer-based graphic skills
  • Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies, and Practices.

Closing dates

31 October 2018

Duration

Duration e.g. F/T or P/T by Research or by coursework and research etc. 1-year full time, 2 years part-time. Weekly classes (no block release nor evening classes. Coursework (50%), research (50%)

Careers

Research in academia (Ph.D.); in NGOs, global or government institutions (for policy development or advocacy)

Entry Requirements

Honours degree in planning/ development/ social science discipline; Average Honours mark above 65%. A strong motivation letter with a visible interest in research.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 18, 2018
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South Africa - Johannesburg, Gauteng
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