Master Programs in South Africa

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

After earning a bachelor’s degree, many students decide to increase their experience and education by pursuing a Master. A Master may take about two years to earn, and there are programs offered in many different areas so that students can find an emphasis that works for them and their goals.

 

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Master of Public Administration

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Alice

Target group Scholars and practitioners in the discipline of Public Administration and Management, who are grounded in the theoretical/foundational modules in the discipline and are keen to carry out research around a problem. [+]

Target group

Scholars and practitioners in the discipline of Public Administration and Management, who are grounded in the theoretical/foundational modules in the discipline and are keen to carry out research around a problem.

Admission/Entry requirement Learners must hold a four-year Bachelors degree or Honours in the subject of Public Administration. A person shall not be regarded as a learner unless such a person has been admitted to the degree required (Public Administration) Note that an assessment of work profile, research potential and other professional qualifications may be required. Also, note that applicants may be invited for an interview and/or required to write a paper. Duration of the Programme Programme is by research work Not less than two years and not more than 4 years Where necessary, learners may be advised to register specific MPA modules to deepen and sharpen their theoretical understanding Program Structure ... [-]

Master of Commerce

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Alice

Learners exiting from this programme will be able to demonstrate management knowledge, skills and applied competency in a large number of fields of the Economic and Management Sciences specifically directed to the private sector. Learners could enter various employment opportunities as business managers as well as self-employed entrepreneurs in highly competitive multi-cultural business environments. [+]

Learners exiting from this programme will be able to demonstrate management knowledge, skills and applied competency in a large number of fields of the Economic and Management Sciences specifically directed to the private sector. Learners could enter various employment opportunities as business managers as well as self-employed entrepreneurs in highly competitive multi-cultural business environments.

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Masters of Philosophy (Mphil) in Marketing

IMM Graduate School of Marketing
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The MPhil in Marketing is offered at level 9 of the NQF (HEQSF aligned) and consists of 180 credits. The MPhil in Marketing comprises of a research dissertation [+]

The MPhil in Marketing is offered at level 9 of the NQF (HEQSF aligned) and consists of 180 credits. The MPhil in Marketing comprises of a research dissertation which must be completed in three years.

Admission criteria

A student who is in possession of the following may apply for admission:

BCom Honours with Marketing Management and Research Methodology on the NQF Level 8 (HEQSF aligned); or

BPhil Honours with Marketing Management and Research Methodology on the NQF Level 8 (HEQSF aligned); or

BA Honours in Marketing Communications with Marketing Management and Marketing Communications as majors on the NQF Level 8 (HEQSF aligned)

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Master in Biotechnology and the Management of Animal & Zoonotic Diseases

University of Pretoria
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Pretoria

The Institutional Research Theme (IRT) “Biotechnology and the Management of Animal and Zoonotic Diseases” was established at the University of Pretoria to build and expand [+]

Master in Biotechnology and the Management of Animal & Zoonotic Diseases

The Institutional Research Theme (IRT) “Biotechnology and the Management of Animal and Zoonotic Diseases” was established at the University of Pretoria to build and expand on our current strength and research capacity in animal and zoonotic diseases in the Faculties of Health Sciences, Veterinary Science and Natural and Agricultural Sciences. As the only University with a Faculty of Veterinary Science, this presents a unique opportunity for further research growth in this field. Animal health has undergone an almost unprecedented increase in importance in the last century and is today inextricably linked to our local and global economy as well as societal issues such as public health, food and food security. Animal pathogens also affect humans and of the more than 1400 pathogens that affect humans as many as 60% are zoonotic, indicating that the disease can be transmitted from wild and domestic animal to humans.... [-]


Master in Food, Nutrition and Well-being

University of Pretoria
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Pretoria

The Institutional Research Theme (IRT) “Food, Nutrition and Well-being” seeks to address the emerging societal challenges related to food insecurity, nutrition deficiencies and hunger, [+]

Master of Food, Nutrition and Well-being

The Institutional Research Theme (IRT) “Food, Nutrition and Well-being” seeks to address the emerging societal challenges related to food insecurity, nutrition deficiencies and hunger, especially in Africa. It is seen as a vehicle to create, in the medium term, an Institute of Food, Nutrition and Well-being to bring together all the University’s postgraduate teaching and research expertise and activities in this field in order to ultimately create a Centre of Excellence.

In addressing the aforementioned challenges, the vision of this Institute will be to become the leading international Centre of Excellence in the area of transdisciplinary research and postgraduate training aimed at finding innovative and comprehensive ways of addressing current constraints to attaining the Millennium Development Goals with regard to food, nutrition and well-being in sub-Saharan Africa by the year 2020. The mission of the new institute is to strategically position UP as an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence with a critical mass of researchers focusing on transdisciplinary research and postgraduate training that responds to the needs of stakeholders to promote the long-term health and wellness of people, support sound policy making with regard to food, nutrition and well-being and, together with strategic national, regional and international partners, significantly scale up capacity in this area through the development of leading professionals and researchers.... [-]


Master in Energy

University of Pretoria
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Pretoria

The Institutional Research Theme “Energy” strives to provide the best balance between the University’s current research activities and the energy focus areas that are prioritised by Government [+]

Master of Energy

The Institutional Research Theme “Energy” strives to provide the best balance between the University’s current research activities and the energy focus areas that are prioritised by Government, with an initial focus on electrical energy. This will set the University on the road towards national relevancy as it will be searching for solutions to South Africa’s energy problems.

The main research themes include:

Energy Production (This includes all viable energy production technologies, ranging from coal to nuclear to renewables.) Energy Distribution (This includes highly relevant topics such as “smart grids” and energy storage, which are gaining importance in the light of the increasing contribution of renewable energies such as solar and wind energy.) Energy Optimisation (The majority of energy plants are not very efficient, which creates considerable opportunities for research to improve thermal efficiency, improve efficiency by managing the demand side, plant lifetime extension, etc.) Advanced Materials (Almost all energy systems make use of advanced materials. Specific focus materials would be, for example, high-temperature materials and graphite.) Policy, Economics and Society (Many energy systems do not fail technically, but fail because of poor policy decisions, legal shortcomings, poor economic modelling, poor project management, or poor societal management strategies.) Environment (Climate change is seen as a large component within the energy sector, notably aspects that link to greenhouse gases, nuclear and other waste, and carbon footprint.) ... [-]

MCom/MPhil in Transport Economics (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


MCom/MPhil in Logistics Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 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.

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

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


MCom in Industrial Psychology (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 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 Honour's 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.... [-]


MCom/MPhil in Industrial Psychology Professional (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 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 Honour's 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.... [-]


MCom/MPhil in Human Resource Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 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.... [-]


MCom/MPhil in Employment Relations (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 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. [+]

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 that the student’s academic background is inadequate.

Duration of programme Full-time: 1-year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details ... [-]

MCom / MPhil in Business Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2019 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.... [-]


MPhil in Personal and Professional Leadership (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]