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The opportunities that South African universities have to offer are many. South Africa makes great strides to restructure its educational system and the universities, investing more money into this sector than many other countries, developing high quality Master in South Africa programs. Consequently universities in South Africa turn out to be world-class academic institutions offering possibilities of high level research in various fields of knowledge, and they attract academics from all around the world.

There are twenty-one universities in South Africa, and each one of them is autonomous, which gives much freedom for research and scientific projects of all kinds. Some of the leading universities offering Master in South Africa programs are situated in dynamic cities where students and scholars carry out top-notch research in physics, astrophysics, chemistry and cutting-edge technology. All these facts make a Master in South Africa a highly attractive and promising place for study.

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Master in International Leisure and Tourism Studies

Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 14 months

The Master’s programme in International Leisure and Tourism Studies is designed for students who are interested in developing sustainable leisure concepts from an economic and management perspective. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017. The Master’s programme in International Leisure and Tourism Studies is designed for students who are interested in developing sustainable leisure concepts from an economic and management perspective. The Master’s programme in International Leisure and Tourism Studies is designed for students who are interested in developing sustainable leisure concepts from an economic and management perspective. Enrol in a course that blends leisure and tourism in a unique way. Broad-ranging course with excellent career prospects. Earn a dual degree and get a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) and British Master of Science (MSc) in 14 months. Our partner the University of Derby, UK, is ranked nr. 1 in the Guardian University League 2015 in Hospitality, Tourism and Events education. Combine academic and applied research and benefit from a strong link with the industry. Career Graduates of our Master’s programme in International Leisure and Tourism Studies have a variety of career opportunities in the labour market, finding work, for example, as policymakers at the local, regional or national level or as managers at a hotel chain, theme park or other venue. Careers Careers open to graduates include: Policy and Planning Research and Education Consultancy and Development Management The 14-month Master’s programme in International Leisure and Tourism Studies focuses on sustainability and quality of life within the context of the past, present and future. You will explore established theories relating to leisure and tourism (past), discuss current cases (present) and use scenario planning as a tool for identifying future... [-]

Master in International Service Management

Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 14 months

Do you have a service-minded attitude, are you critical and curious? Are you looking for the best possible preparation for a successful career in the hospitality industry? If this describes you, you'll find that this Master's degree in International Hospitality and Service Management is perfect for you! [+]

Do you have a service-minded attitude, are you critical and curious? Are you looking for the best possible preparation for a successful career in the hospitality industry? If this describes you, you'll find that this Master's degree in International Hospitality and Service Management is perfect for you! Best Rated Master in Hospitality in the Netherlands according to the 2016 edition of the Dutch Master’s programme information guide Keuzegids Master’s Earn a dual degree and get a Dutch Master of Arts (MA) and British Master of Science (MSc) in 14 months. Option to acquire practical work experience on management level at the 4-star Stenden Hotel. Post-graduate internship opportunities in the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, South America and Spain. Our partner University of Derby, UK, is ranked nr. 1 in the Guardian University League 2015 in Hospitality, Tourism and Events education. Career A Master’s degree in International Hospitality and Service Management prepares you for a successful career in the service or hospitality industry. This industry is growing at a tremendous pace with an expected increase of more than 30% of jobs worldwide by 2022. The hospitality industry is undergoing constant change, not least driven by shifting customer demands. These changes add to the complexity of the role of hospitality manager, and as a highly skilled graduate of this course you will be in high demand at a variety of companies all over the world. Strategic job As a hospitality and service management professional, you will have an interesting job in a... [-]

MCom/MPhil in Transport Economics (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017. This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. Students undertaking the MCom Degree must have a BCom (Honours) in the field of study whilst students on the MPhil can come from other disciplines, provided they have the required academic foundation for the field of study. Admission requirements A relevant Honours Degree in Transport Economics on NQF Level 7 or 8. Applications are subject to a screening and selection process. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms R Ramsaroop / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4979 / Email: rramsaroop@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Logistics Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. [+]

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. Students undertaking the MCom Degree must have a BCom (Honours) in the field of study whilst students on the MPhil can come from other disciplines, provided they have the required academic foundation for the field of study. Admission requirements A relevant Honours Degree in Logistics Management on NQF Level 7 or 8. Applications are subject to a screening and selection process. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms R Ramsaroop / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4979 / Email: rramsaroop@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Leadership in Performance and Change (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of performance, change and organisational development principles and methods. The qualification puts the student in a position to register as Personnel Practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practice. It also equips the student to work as a human resource manager or organisational development specialist on an advanced level in organisations. The qualification will further enable students to work as consultants in own businesses as well as consulting business ventures. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017. The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of performance, change and organisational development principles and methods. The qualification puts the student in a position to register as Personnel Practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practice. It also equips the student to work as a human resource manager or organisational development specialist on an advanced level in organisations. The qualification will further enable students to work as consultants in own businesses as well as consulting business ventures. Admission requirements An appropriate Honours Degree in the broader field of Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Development or Employment Relations. Students should previously have distinguished themselves as managers or human resource managers with considerable work experience in organisations (minimum of 3-5 years). Students must be computer literate and have Internet access with an Honours module in Research Methodology (NQF Level 8 or 9) and an average of at least 65% for the Honours Degree. A module at least of undergraduate level or above, in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom in Industrial Psychology (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 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 Stapelberg / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2557 / Email: elmaries@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Industrial Psychology Professional (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 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. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017. 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. Relatedexperience 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: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms E Stapelberg / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2557 / Email: elmaries@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Human Resource Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Students should develop the intellectual and professional skills that provide them with the opportunity to show evidence of independent and original scientific work. This qualification will further provide the student with the opportunity to display competence in the application of related research methodology, the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings, as well as to reflect on the research process and findings. [+]

Students should develop the intellectual and professional skills that provide them with the opportunity to show evidence of independent and original scientific work. This qualification will further provide the student with the opportunity to display competence in the application of related research methodology, the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings, as well as to reflect on the research process and findings. Admission requirements An appropriate Honours Degree in the broader field of Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Development or Employment Relations. Students should previously have distinguished themselves as managers or human resource managers with considerable work experience in organisations (minimum of 3-5 years). Students must be computer literate and have Internet access with an Honours module in Research Methodology (NQF Level 8 or 9) and an average of at least 65% for the Honours Degree. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Employment Relations (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Students should develop the intellectual and professional skills that provide them with the opportunity to show evidence of independent and original scientific work. This qualification will further provide the student with the opportunity to display competence in the application of related research methodology and the research process and findings. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017. Students should develop the intellectual and professional skills that provide them with the opportunity to show evidence of independent and original scientific work. This qualification will further provide the student with the opportunity to display competence in the application of related research methodology and the research process and findings. Admission requirements The student who is in possession of a BCom Honours qualification on NQF Level 7 or 8 may apply. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Master’s qualification, if of the opinion thet the student’s academic background in inadequate. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom / MPhil in Business Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

In MCom in Business Management (CW) the student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of basic and advanced management principles in the different functional units of the business organisation, and be able to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of management as a practice. In MPhil in Business Management (RD) The student should develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting on and application of business management principles. [+]

MCom in Business Management The student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of basic and advanced management principles in the different functional units of the business organisation, and be able to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of management as a practice. Admission requirements A potential student should be in possession of a BCom Hons qualification, or an equivalent four-year qualification with Honours status, (excluding BTech) with a minimum level of competency on NQF level 8. Those candidates who do not possess a qualification in Management are directed to a bridging year before being accepted on the MCom (Business Management) programme. The bridging year comprises of four modules: Economics, Business Management, Accounting and Corporate Law. Students who do not complete the bridging year retain the credits obtained up to that stage. A potential student should have a 60% average for the Honours Degree obtained. Individual specialist areas may have different requirements. A potential student should have at least 2 years industry experience. Students must have adequate English language proficiency by passing a literacy test. Duration of programme Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms Z Tshwete Tel: +27 (0)11 559 3363 / Email: ztshwete@uj.ac.za MPhil in Business Management (RD) The student should develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting on and application of business management principles. Through the Master’s dissertation a qualifying student show evidence of... [-]

MPhil in Personal and Professional Leadership (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

Upon successful completion of all the requirements for this Degree, the student will acquire a practice-oriented and personally enriching Master’s qualification within two years, coaching skills and new career opportunities as a personal and professional leader, manager or PPL facilitator. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017. Upon successful completion of all the requirements for this Degree, the student will acquire a practice-oriented and personally enriching Master’s qualification within two years, coaching skills and new career opportunities as a personal and professional leader, manager or PPL facilitator. Admission requirements An appropriate Honours Degree or its equivalent with an average of at least 65% for the Honours Degree. Computer literacy and access to the Internet, as well as a minimum of three years’ work experience. A module in Research Technology at Honours Degree level is essential. It is expected of a student to pass a recognised literacy test. Please note: Student number constraints necessitate a selection process. Contact details Email: leadership@uj.ac.za [-]

MPhil in Management: Leadership in Emerging Countries (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

To develop at an advanced level the applied competence of the student in the analysis, interpretation and understanding of leadership within an emerging country context, with a differentiated focus on specific sectors in in these countries. The qualification will enable senior managers and leaders to master the critical leadership skills required by the specific sectors in which they have to manage and lead in emerging countries. [+]

To develop at an advanced level the applied competence of the student in the analysis, interpretation and understanding of leadership within an emerging country context, with a differentiated focus on specific sectors in in these countries. The qualification will enable senior managers and leaders to master the critical leadership skills required by the specific sectors in which they have to manage and lead in emerging countries. Admission requirements A prospective student must be in possession of a relevant Honours Degree in any one of the following fields: public governance, political sciences, legal and constitutional studies, education, environmental studies, engineering, health and the creative/ graphic sciences. A student must have attained at least a 65% average across all of his/ her subjects in the Honours Degree or any other equivalent qualification to be considered for admission. Having passed a module in Research Methodology in his/ her Honours (NQF Level 8) is essential. A student must have at least 3 years of experience at middle to senior management level. Students must have an adequate English literacy language proficiency demonstrated by having passed a recognised literacy test. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of psychometric assessments a research exercise and interviews. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Email: leadership@uj.ac.za [-]

MPhil in Leadership Coaching (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

To develop at an advanced level the applied competence of the student in providing professional leadership coaching interventions. This will be done by developing the competences of contracting, assessing needs, constructing development plans, delivering individual and team coaching sessions and the evaluation of the impact of different coaching interventions through a number of modules. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017. To develop at an advanced level the applied competence of the student in providing professional leadership coaching interventions. This will be done by developing the competences of contracting, assessing needs, constructing development plans, delivering individual and team coaching sessions and the evaluation of the impact of different coaching interventions through a number of modules. Through a mini dissertation, the student will show evidence of scientific research and the ability to reflect on the holistic context of leadership coaching. The programme will provide a development experience to psychologists, psychometrists, human resource managers, and managers as well as other postgraduate students in becoming competent and professional leadership coaches in South Africa. Admission requirements A relevant postgraduate Diploma / Bachelor Honours degree where the focus was either on human behaviour or leadership/management, or a professional Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 120 credits at Level 7/8. Having passed a module in Research Methodology on Honours NQF Level 7/8 would be a strong recommendation. A student must have at least three years’ work experience in the relevant field. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of psychometric assessments, a research exercise and interviews. Duration of programme Full-time: One year minimum, two years maximum Part-time: Two years minimum, three years maximum Contact details Email: leadership@uj.ac.za [-]

MPhil in Information Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The dissertation will constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would also display competence in the application of related research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. [+]

The dissertation will constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of, and insight into, the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would also display competence in the application of related research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. Students should be able to reflect on their research decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of the information industry. Admission requirements Any relevant Honours Degree on NQF Level 7 or 8 with an average of 65% for the Honours Degree. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Master’s qualifications if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Prof T du Plessis / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 3836 / Email: tduplessis@uj.ac.za [-]

MPhil in Human Resource Development (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation and reflection on related research methodology, and proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. The aim is also to ensure that the student is capable of sound reflection on research findings. The student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017. The student should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, interpretation and reflection on related research methodology, and proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings. The aim is also to ensure that the student is capable of sound reflection on research findings. The student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work. Admission requirements An appropriate Honours Degree in the broader field of Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Development or Employment Relations with an average of at least 65% for the Honours Degree. An Honours module in Research Methodology (NQF Level 7).Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments. Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]