Masters Degree in Social Sciences in Africa

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

Can any other region can match the variety and dimension of Africa? With imitable history, landscape and cultural contributions, hardly any regions offer a study abroad encounter that is more challenging or more satisfying in terms of studying.

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Master of Social Work (MSW) – (Hybrid mode)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months February 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The aim of the programme is to produce social workers who are well knowledgeable, organized and professional as well as practical. They should be able to provide social work services that are necessary competent to the vulnerable sectors of the society such as children, youth, the old and most vulnerable population effectively in the community and various social settings. [+]

The aim of the programme is to produce social workers who are well knowledgeable, organized and professional as well as practical. They should be able to provide social work services that are necessary competent to the vulnerable sectors of the society such as children, youth, the old and most vulnerable population effectively in the community and various social settings.

Specific Objectives Train students in Masters of Social Work Produce adequate graduates in social work so as to contribute to the national demand for highly trained social workers Organization of the MSW Programme

The programme is delivered through blended mode just like other taught masters programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social sciences.... [-]


Executive Master in EU Studies

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2018 Hungary Budapest Belgium Brussels France Nice Germany Berlin United Kingdom Canterbury Italy Rome Turkey İstanbul Tunisia Tunis + 14 more

CIFE offers in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CETEUS of the University of Cologne and other partners a postgraduate programme for professionals, the Executive Master in EU Studies. [+]

The Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu). CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs. The Executive Master in EU Studies is an interdisciplinary study programme designed for professionals, postgraduates, junior officials and all those who plan to make a career in the EU, have gained experience in this field and want to specialise in a certain policy area. Through a combination of e-learning and concentrated face-to-face-learning phases (at weekends in Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Nice, Vienna and Rome) the Master offers an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge as the courses are taught by renowned academics from various European countries, experts from research institutions and governmental practitioners. It awards 90 ECTS. In the first study year, the programme offers:... [-]


CLE Master program in European Literary Cultures

Erasmus Mundus Master Course in European Literary Cultures
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna France Mulhouse Strasbourg Greece Thessaloniki Senegal Dakar Fann + 7 more

The CLE Master’s program teaches students how to manage the manifold aspects of the European scene, offering them a multicultural education along three main methodological lines. [+]

About CLE The program seeks to provide a high-quality preparation reflecting the multicultural aspects of Europe. The CLE Master Course is a program devoted to improving the quality of European Higher Education and strengthening intercultural communication. The program encourages and supports:

cooperation as well as student, scholar and staff exchange among universities; the worldwide promotion of the image of the European Union as a space of academic excellence; communication between the university and cultural institutions and enterprises (Museums, Publishers, Foundations) as well as public and private companies; better career opportunities for its graduates and access to the international workforce. ... [-]

Master In Social Communications

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Congo, DR Kinshasa

The student of this faculty must develop scientific honesty in order to gain access to the inner world of the other, a spirit of synthesis capable of grasping the essence of a message, a general culture nourished by a good knowledge of the environment, Pushed for languages ​​and languages ​​and a great ability to adapt. [+]

The aim of the Faculty of Social Communications is to train both scientifically competent communication professionals and men who are aware and ready to engage and integrate the message of the Gospel into the new culture created by the means of Modern communication (...) with new languages, new techniques and new behaviors (see John Paul II, Redemptoris missio, 37), to identify what benefits and dangers this culture could present for African identity and values.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Faculty offers its students theoretical, practical and human training through its rich teaching, laboratories and professionalization studios, numerous workshops, seminars and conferences; A training program that aims to have its graduates carry out the following tasks:... [-]


Faculty of Social Sciences

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2018 Nigeria Enugu

The philosophy of the Postgraduate Programs in Economics in ESUT is built on intellectual leadership and the preparedness to confront modern economic challenges. [+]

Faculty of Social Sciences Economics Philosophy

The philosophy of the Postgraduate Programs in Economics in ESUT is built on intellectual leadership and the preparedness to confront modern economic challenges. Hence each program focuses on details of providing practical training geared towards the effective development of skills for applying economic principles in solving economic problems of Nigeria at national, state and local levels.

Objectives

The objectives of the postgraduate program in economic shall flow from the general objectives of the Faculty of the Social Sciences and award of qualifications of the programs shall be governed by the University and faculty postgraduate studies regulations. The main objectives of the programs are to develop highly competent and versatile professional economists through the provision of relevant academic and professional courses which are required in order to meet the development challenges of the Nigerian economy in the context of globalization. Specifically, the programs are designed to rigorously train highly competent personnel for academic career and groom middle and top management personnel in the areas of energy and petroleum, manufacturing, industry, banking and finance.... [-]


Master Good Governance And Peaceful Conflict Resolution

Université Francophone du Congo
Campus Full time February 2018 Congo, DR Goma

Master Good Governance and Pacific Conflict Resolution [+]

Master Good Governance and Pacific Conflict Resolution

UFRACO will use all possible means to achieve its objectives by intensifying conferences, seminars, symposiums, scientific days. And as a university linked to the Bologna process, the LMD system, through the mobility of its students and professors with other universities attached to the system.

UFRACO adopts the following philosophy:

1) Facilitate the mobility of students and learners in Central Africa and the Great Lakes in particular as well as throughout the world. 10 2) To make the training offerings of African countries legible, visible and predictable; 3) Valuing African formations on a global scale and making them compatible, adoptable and adaptable to knowledge and practiced rigorously in all other countries. It is the national program, plus the cross-curricular courses, but the system is that of License , Master and Doctorate (LMD). However, we will closely follow the different orientations of the Ministry of Trustees on this system.... [-]


Master's Degree In Social Education

Universidade Católica De Moçambique
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 Mozambique Maputo + 1 more

The course aims to train professionals in the area of ​​Social Education, capable of intervening in fragile social fabrics and in the psycho-sociological domains of populations at risk, through prevention and (re) social insertion actions, with a view to promoting personal and social development and the quality of life of citizens. [+]

The Master's degree in Social Education is governed by Law 27/2009, of 29 September, on Higher Education, published in the Bulletin of the Republic I Series, Number 38; by the Statutes of the Catholic University of Mozambique and by the Regulation in force in the Faculty of Education and Communication.

The course aims to train professionals in the area of ​​Social Education, capable of intervening in fragile social fabrics and in the psycho-sociological domains of populations at risk, through prevention and (re) social insertion actions, with a view to promoting personal and social development and the quality of life of citizens.

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The Master in Social Education is characterized by being:... [-]


MCom/MPhil in Industrial Psychology Professional (CW)

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

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in mastering analysis, interpretation and understanding of industrial psychological principles and methods. It puts the student in a position to register as an Industrial Psychologist (with the South African Professional Board of Psychology) to work on an advanced level in the fields of Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology. [+]

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in mastering analysis, interpretation and understanding of industrial psychological principles and methods. It puts the student in a position to register as an Industrial Psychologist (with the South African Professional Board of Psychology) to work on an advanced level in the fields of Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology.

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 7. 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.... [-]


Master in Development Studies (MDS)

African School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Benin Cotonou

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 in Development Studies (MDS)

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. It is aimed at students with bachelor degrees in History, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Legal Studies. The MDS program seeks to prepare students for a wide variety of paths, including doctoral studies in the social sciences, research opportunities, and work in public, non-profit or private sectors in a range of roles.

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Program for Management Development

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

For any business or company to succeed, it is vital to identify the talent and prowess of seasoned leaders who will propagate efficiency and effectiveness throughout all the organizational systems. PMD is designed to prepare these senior management potentials for a level of greater responsibility. [+]

For any business or company to succeed, it is vital to identify the talent and prowess of seasoned leaders who will propagate efficiency and effectiveness throughout all the organizational systems.

PMD is designed to prepare these senior management potentials for a level of greater responsibility. It is fashioned to equip functional managers with the tools necessary to develop them into multifaceted leaders, hence taking up greater challenges and decisions to attract prosperity within a company.

Impact The PMD will adequately prepare you for a position of greater responsibility by broadening your managerial and strategic perspectives, sharpening your ability to tackle management challenges and developing your people-management skills. You will improve your performance in your current position and increase the possibility of assuming new responsibilities. The program will enable you to develop as well as understand yourself, and your management style. Some International faculty will be available for your personal consultations. Our take-home agenda will keep you on the knowledge platform thereby helping you continue your education. You will become a member of the Strathmore alumni network. Key Focus Areas Provide a forum for discussion which will enable managers to re-assess their views on the current business environment. Broaden participants’ management focus to obtain a more global perspective of business thereby be better prepared for decision-making and analysis. Challenge previously held concepts and assumptions in order to align business practices with the latest trends in economic conditions. Present the latest concepts and ideas for developing corporate strategies that create value for... [-]

Master of Guidance and Counselling

Laikipia University
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nyahururu

The School of Education at Laikipia University strives to offer quality teacher education programmes to produce high calibre teachers, trainers and lecturers. [+]

The School of Education at Laikipia University strives to offer quality teacher education programmes to produce high calibre teachers, trainers and lecturers.

The School is headed by a Dean who is the Administrative and Academic Head of the School.

The School is comprises of two Academic Departments headed by chairpersons as the Academic and Administrative Heads.

The Academic Departments in the school are: Curriculum and Education Management. Psychology, Counselling & Educational Foundation.

The School has the following Centres: Educational Communication and Technology Centre Gender Resource Centre

Academic Programmes

The Programmes being offered include:... [-]


Master Political And International Studies (epi)

Ecole de Gouvernance et d'Economie de Rabat
Campus Full time August 2018 Morocco Rabat

Policy and International Studies (IPS) is a Master of the School of Governance (EGE) Mohammed VI Polytechnic University built through an international academic partnership with the Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence (Aix Sciences Po ). [+]

Policy and International Studies (IPS) is a Master of the School of Governance (EGE) Mohammed VI Polytechnic University built through an international academic partnership with the Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence (Aix Sciences Po ).

This Master's degree lasts two years and trains professionals in the analysis of public policy, disseminate and produce intellectual knowledge and research on contemporary political, social science and international relations in a academic framework of international reference.

Morocco and the North African countries are engaged in reform complex processes of their state their level of political and public decision making in an international environment changing. Also new ideas emerge or supplement the terms of the conduct or the deployment of public action, with competing ways of involving different stakeholders, society, the public sector, the private sector, the representative body.... [-]


MPhil in Conflict, Transformation and Management (Coursework)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

The programme has been designed to benefit civil servants, middle and top-level management, community leaders, development specialists, foreign service personnel, social practitioners, teachers and school administrators, police officers and all those who manage conflict as part of their daily routine. The programme draws on the vast experience of a range of top South African and international experts in the field. [+]

The programme has been designed to benefit civil servants, middle and top-level management, community leaders, development specialists, foreign service personnel, social practitioners, teachers and school administrators, police officers and all those who manage conflict as part of their daily routine. The programme draws on the vast experience of a range of top South African and international experts in the field.

The programme’s depth is its core modules in approaches to the study of conflict, conflict processes, and conflict resolution and management techniques. Variety and specialization are built in through interdisciplinary elective modules in areas such as development and conflict, world conflict, conflict and regional integration and conflict in the workplace.... [-]


MPhil in Development Finance

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years March 2018 South Africa Cape Town Bellville

The MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) covers all aspects of development finance, including a thorough understanding of the theories underpinning development finance practices. It also focuses on enterprise-level development finance and sustainable growth. This makes the MDevF a cri​tical-skills degree for Africa. It is aimed at people who are involved with finance and financial management issues in developing countries. [+]

The MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) covers all aspects of development finance, including a thorough understanding of the theories underpinning development finance practices. It also focuses on enterprise-level development finance and sustainable growth. This makes the MDevF a cri​tical-skills degree for Africa.

It is aimed at people who are involved with finance and financial management issues in developing countries.

Learning philosophy

Implementing African-driven solutions is the new approach to the economic development of the African continent. With this qualification participants will be able to:

Use specialised knowledge to develop Africa where it matters Contribute towards sustainable development Implement Africa-driven solutions Shape finance policies and programmes Conduct in-depth research Understand the key role of DFIs and financial institutions Study while you work ... [-]

Master of Sociology

ST AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 Tanzania Mwanza

This is a two years programme which aims at producing social scientists that will be dedicated academically and committed to the examination of society and the social world. [+]

Master of Sociology

This is a two years programme which aims at producing social scientists that will be dedicated academically and committed to the examination of society and the social world. The program offers four areas of specializations: Medical Sociology, Sociology of Organizations, Environmental Sociology, and Rural Sociology.

Entry Requirements

i) Holders of Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with first class or second upper division. ii) Holders of Post Graduate Diploma in Health Care Science, Social Work, Environmental Studies and Community Development. iii) Holders of lower second class or pass degree with a minimum of three years work experience in organizations and or government.... [-]