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Masters Programs in Development Studies in Africa 2022

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.Development studies provide knowledge linking to global development processes and their inter-relationship from a multidisciplinary, social science perspective. Central… Read more

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Development studies provide knowledge linking to global development processes and their inter-relationship from a multidisciplinary, social science perspective. Central questions that are addressed include theories of development and underdevelopment, globalisation and the international economic system, foreign assistance, North-South relations and the poverty problem.

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University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The program offers an MA via research leading to a dissertation of around 44 000 words plus a research article prepared for publication. The dissertation is prepared for exami ... +

The program offers an MA via research leading to a dissertation of around 44 000 words plus a research article prepared for publication. The dissertation is prepared for examination under the guidance of a supervisor with expertise in your choice of topic. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
African School of Economics
Cotonou, Benin

This two-year program offers academic training in social sciences related to development, featuring two tracks: Economic History, and Sociology and Political Science. It is of ... +

This two-year program offers academic training in social sciences related to development, featuring two tracks: Economic History, and Sociology and Political Science. It is offered only to full-time students and provides foundational economics training to students alongside locally-tailored coursework in other social sciences. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

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

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
Part-time
2 years
English
Jan 2023
Campus
 

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University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The MPhil in Social Policy and Development is an interdisciplinary Master's coursework and research program that is intended to build your knowledge and practice capacity in d ... +

The MPhil in Social Policy and Development is an interdisciplinary Master's coursework and research program that is intended to build your knowledge and practice capacity in developing and analyzing social policies and interventions intended to address social development challenges at the national, community, and household level in South Africa and the Southern African region. The course will also have applicability to other development contexts. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus