Master Programs in South Africa

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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 Urban Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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. [+]

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 ... [-]

Master of the Built Environment in the Field of Housing (MBE Housing)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. [+]

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing.

Benefits of the programme

The MBE Housing develops practical, managerial, analytical, and spatial skills as well as social and cultural sensitivities to meet housing challenges in the unevenly developing world.

Curriculum Outline/Modules taught

Housing Theory Concepts and Policy (20 points) Housing Finance and Law (20 points) Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20 points) Management of Existing Housing Stock or Housing Seminar on Upgrading of Informal Settlements (20 points) Research Methods (10 points) Research Report (90 points) ... [-]

Master of Commerce in the Field of Accounting (MCom Accounting)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The MCom programme comprises a 50% research component and a 50% coursework component. The research component is one compulsory outcome the final research report. The coursework component has one compulsory module, research theory and design. [+]

Programme Description and Curriculum Outline

The MCom programme comprises a 50% research component and a 50% coursework component. The research component is one compulsory outcome the final research report. The coursework component has one compulsory module, research theory and design. Students are then required to choose three elective modules out of the four modules offered. Students are required to pass a total of four courses and their final research report in order to graduate with the MCom degree in the field of accounting.

Research (50%)

ACCN 7006 Research Report (Compulsory)

Course Work (50%)

ACCN 7021 Research Theory and Design (Compulsory) ACCN 7010 Corporate Financial Reporting (Elective) ACCN 7017 Theory of Finance and Corporate Policy (Elective) ACCN 7019 Auditing (Elective) ACCN 7018 Advanced Management Accounting and Control (Elective) Duration ... [-]

MSc (Building) in Construction Project Management

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Wits MSc Project Management in Construction offers a world-class education featuring international and internationally trained staff as well as some of the leading experts in the local industry. We have just moved to our own dedicated building and instructional spaces that provide modern state of the art facilities for postgraduate teaching back up by fully equipped IT laboratories featuring industry standard software. [+]

Applications for 2017 are now closed

The Wits MSc Project Management in Construction offers a world-class education featuring international and internationally trained staff as well as some of the leading experts in the local industry. Our instructional spaces provide modern state-of-the-art facilities for postgraduate teaching backed by fully equipped IT laboratories featuring industry standard software. We offer you the opportunity to gain a postgraduate built environment qualification in one of the largest urban settings on the African continent enabling you to develop your academic and industry skills in Gauteng; the economic dynamo of Southern Africa that provides a unique mix of first world infrastructure alongside developing world challenges.... [-]


Master of Public and Development Management (MM)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1800 hours February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development, practitioners. [+]

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development, practitioners.

Candidates will require a foundational knowledge of public and development management. This includes a solid grounding in the theory and practice of governance, policy formation, and the management of large organisations, including public bureaucracies. While the Master's programme itself lasts a year, candidates are required to first complete the PDM course, which will provide them with the requisite foundation. Therefore, the Master's degree is effectively a two-year programme. ... [-]


MEng in Welding Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Wits University offers the International Institute of Welding course leading to the IWE ( International Welding Engineer -[BScEng graduates]) and IWT ( International Welding Technologist [BTech graduates]). Wits University is an Approved Training Body (ATB) for the International Institute of Welding (IIW). Successful completion of the courses (60% min/each module and a 95% attendance record) entitles the candidate to apply for IIW registration. [+]

Wits University offers the International Institute of Welding course leading to the IWE ( International Welding Engineer -[BScEng graduates]) and IWT ( International Welding Technologist [BTech graduates]). Wits University is an Approved Training Body (ATB) for the International Institute of Welding (IIW). Successful completion of the courses (60% min/each module and a 95% attendance record) entitles the candidate to apply for IIW registration.

Benefits of the programme

The intent is to equip candidates for a career in the welding industry, this implying an understanding of the practice of welding engineering underpinned by sound science.

Curriculum Outline / Modules taught

The MEng in Welding Wits is made up of 12 courses divided into four main modules. The modules are welding processes, welding metallurgy, welded joint design and fabrication, and applications and case studies.... [-]


MM in the Field of Business Executive Coaching

Wits Business School
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The first of its kind in South Africa, the Master of Management in the field of Business Executive Coaching is a unique opportunity for post-graduate students to further their own self-awareness, and apply this knowledge towards the learning and development of others. Ideal for those looking to continue their learning, expand their current skill set, or even shift the trajectory of their career towards a more fulfilling line of work, the MMBEC is a degree designed to initiate both personal and professional change, with international applications through its strategic alignment with the Graduate School Alliance of Business and Executive Coaching (GSEAC) framework. [+]

Programme Overview

The first of its kind in South Africa, the Master of Management in the field of Business Executive Coaching is a unique opportunity for post-graduate students to further their own self-awareness, and apply this knowledge towards the learning and development of others. Ideal for those looking to continue their learning, expand their current skill set, or even shift the trajectory of their career towards a more fulfilling line of work, the MMBEC is a degree designed to initiate both personal and professional change, with international applications through its strategic alignment with the Graduate School Alliance of Business and Executive Coaching (GSEAC) framework. The MMBEC offers an integration of theoretical knowledge underpinning coaching, the practical application of coaching skills which are evaluated and supported through supervision and the final component of a Research Report or dissertation which is part of a credible Master’s degree ie. your contribution to the academic literature through your own research. Students will have the benefit of a dedicated Research Supervisor and a Coach Supervisor during the process.... [-]


MM in Finance and Investment

Wits Business School
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Become a master of finance and investment with tools and knowledge designed to expand your worldview and act as a catalyst for change and success in a local context. [+]

Programme Overview

Explore the intricate world of finance on a graduate level with the Master of Management in Finance and Investment, one of the hallmarks of the Wits Business School. With a special focus on the emerging market and its particular financial needs, the MMFI is designed to administer dedicated, comprehensive training to prospective financial practitioners, increasing their knowledge base exponentially for an effective real-world application. Learn the inner workings of financial markets, the inherent opportunities present, and how to channel this understanding into making a valuable contribution on a local scale for our collective benefit.

Curriculum

The Master of Management in Finance and Investment is a full-time, one-year block-release programme. It includes a set of core courses, track-oriented elective courses, and a programme thesis that must be completed in 12 months. The thesis will focus on one of the following specialization streams: Investment and Financial Engineering; Banking, Capital Markets, and International Finance; or Corporate Finance.... [-]


MM in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

Wits Business School
Campus Full time 14 months February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Become a Master of entrepreneurship by developing relevant knowledge and research skills. Empower yourself and capitalize on your entrepreneurial potential by increasing your quotient of entrepreneurial capital. [+]

Programme Overview

Open to all post-graduate students, the MMENVC provides a solid grounding in entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, with emphasis on both theoretical and practical applications as they relate to new venture creation. Learn the key concepts of entrepreneurship, evolve your strategic, critical and analytical thinking, and take the first step towards ensuring your ongoing success as an entrepreneur. The Masters in entrepreneurship is focused on creating and disseminating higher-level entrepreneurial knowledge and skills which translates into venture creation and research capacity building. The degree is purposefully structured in such a manner that entrepreneurship is at the core of learning and is not a peripheral issue or a popular management concept. A holistic and integrated curriculum with entrepreneurship at the epicenter allows students to complement their general education and develop entrepreneurial competencies and commitment. The degree is strongly research focused. As “good science is a good conversation”, the purpose of this degree is to make the conversation both deeper and wider through research.... [-]


MM in the Field of Innovation Studies

Wits Business School
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Long-term economic growth is being driven by technological innovation. Equip yourself to understand and manage the innovation process in ways that will lead to competitive firms and sustainable, human-centered development. [+]

Programme Overview

The WBS Master of Management in Innovation Studies (MM Innovation Studies) is an interdisciplinary, specialist programme that investigates innovation and its impact on firm profitability and economic growth, and how it can be shaped for the achievement of broader societal goals. The programme is designed for individuals with relevant undergraduate degrees such as business, economics, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and law who intend to pursue careers in specific areas of innovation management or innovation policy in business, academia, development institutions or other civil society organizations. It may also be attractive to mid-level career professionals who are working with agencies or firms, and who may be responsible for developing and executing innovation strategies and programmes at the local, regional, national or international levels. The programme draws on disciplinary traditions in management, economics, public policy, humanities, social science and natural sciences, and provides the essential breadth of knowledge which will enable graduates to skillfully engage in shaping innovation both for increased competitiveness and for socio-economic development.... [-]


Master of Management by Research

Wits Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Give yourself the opportunity to learn, grow and develop through continued study, designed to sharpen your research skills and increase your love of knowledge. [+]

Programme Overview

Make the pursuit of knowledge your ultimate goal with the Master of Management by Research – a programme aimed at honors and post-graduate students seeking to further build on their qualifications in a related field of study. Awarded on the basis of a supervised thesis, the MM in Research offers focused analysis in the areas of finance, management, and work-related disciplines, giving students the opportunity to expand their horizons and continue down the path of higher learning and understanding.

Curriculum

The MM by Research comprises a fill dissertation, which you will produce under the guidance of a supervisor and which must be completed in one year for full-time students or two years for part-time students. You will attend a research seminar series in the first six months of the year which will assist with your dissertation.... [-]


MM in the Field of Strategic Marketing

Wits Business School
Campus Part time 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Advance your knowledge of business and marketing concepts and launch your career in marketing. Gain the knowledge and confidence to take on substantial marketing projects using the latest science and thinking. [+]

Programme Overview

Our Master of Management in the field of Strategic Marketing is for postgraduate students who want to convert their undergraduate degree into a highly valuable WBS MM degree and break into a career in marketing, as well as for practicing marketers who want to advance their careers armed with the knowledge they need to confidently take on substantial projects using the latest marketing science and thinking.

Curriculum

The Masters in Strategic Marketing is a 2-year part-time programme that is covered in two parts. You will do in-depth coursework through a number of modules, followed by a dissertation on a research topic of your choice. The dissertation comprises 50% of your mark and builds on everything you have learned during the course. You will need to choose a suitable topic, develop a research proposal, collect and analyze data, and present a research report.... [-]


Master in Web Development

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 South Africa East London

This Postgraduate master program will prepare you for a position in Web development. This fairly new degree was shaped by employers expressing their need for employees with web-development skills: database management, computer networking, information security, Web applications, etc. This program is tailored to meet this demand by balancing foundational areas of understanding and problem solving with an emphasis on Web-centered technologies. Our graduates are immediately productive and adaptive as programmers, Web developers, software developers, software architects, Web applications developers. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2018.

This Postgraduate master program will prepare you for a position in Web development. This fairly new degree was shaped by employers expressing their need for employees with web-development skills: database management, computer networking, information security, Web applications, etc. This program is tailored to meet this demand by balancing foundational areas of understanding and problem solving with an emphasis on Web-centered technologies. Our graduates are immediately productive and adaptive as programmers, Web developers, software developers, software architects, Web applications developers.

Program Objectives

This full-time program will put you to work with real-world group projects and hands-on assignments revolving around the following 3 areas of expertise.... [-]


Master in Finance

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 South Africa East London

In the era of new business, the formula for success demands more than clicking through spreadsheets or grabbing headlines from stock-market tickers. Here at the East London University, our greatest insights are born from a hands-on understanding of how finance can improve people's lives. We invite you to roll up your sleeves — and get down to business. [+]

In the era of new business, the formula for success demands more than clicking through spreadsheets or grabbing headlines from stock-market tickers. Here at the East London University, our greatest insights are born from a hands-on understanding of how finance can improve people's lives. We invite you to roll up your sleeves — and get down to business.

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for a position in the Finance field (Analyst, Quant, Risk Management, etc.). The Master in Finance affords up-to-the-minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance, including geopolitics, behavioral finance, risk governance, and Islamic finance. The master will also equip you with a practical and applied knowledge, as well as the additional values you will need to succeed as a financier. The master combines the academic rigor of the analysis tools with the experience of seasoned professionals.... [-]


Master in Corporate Communications

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment South Africa East London

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for the vast field of Communications. The Master of Communications investigates effective vs ineffective communication and the specialists who use it. Students confront genuine communication issues, develop usable communication skills, and build a strong portfolio. [+]

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for the vast field of Communications. The Master of Communications investigates effective vs ineffective communication and the specialists who use it. Students confront genuine communication issues, develop usable communication skills, and build a strong portfolio.

Program objectives

This full-time program will put you to work with real-world group projects and hands-on

assignments revolving around the following areas of expertise.:

Communications Research Public Relations and Media Digital Communication

Program

This 2-year Postgraduate Master’s Degree grants 120 ECTS credits distributed in 4 semesters of 15 weeks each: 96 mandatory ECTS credits (including 18 ECTS credits granted upon completion of a mandatory professional internship and 12 ECTS credits for the Master’s Thesis at the end of the program) and 24 elective ECTS credits chosen a catalog of 48 elective ECTS total. Students will decide between 2 minors:... [-]