East London University

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About East London University

Founded in 1998, East London University is one of the country’s premier private universities.

The University's S1-hectare campus, a few kilometers south of downtown East London, is home to more than 2,300 students hailing from all regions of the South Africa and 27 other countries.

Regardless of what they study, East London University students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

Mission and Purpose

East London University provides access to higher education opportunities that enable students to develop knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals, improve the performance of their organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities.

Purpose

  • To facilitate cognitive and effective student learning—knowledge, skills, and values—and to promote use of that knowledge in the student’s workplace.
  • To develop competence in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and information utilization, together with a commitment to lifelong learning for enhancement of students’ opportunities for career success.
  • To provide instruction that bridges the gap between theory and practice through faculty members who bring to their classroom not only advanced academic preparation, but also the skills that come from the current practice of their professions.
  • To use technology to create effective modes and means of instruction that expand access to learning resources and that enhance collaboration and communication for improved student learning.
  • To assess student learning and use assessment data to improve the teaching/learning system, curriculum, instruction, learning resources, counseling, and student services.
  • To be organized as a private institution in order to foster a spirit of innovation that focuses on providing academic quality, service, excellence, and convenience to the working student.
  • To generate the financial resources necessary to support the University's mission.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Corporate Communications

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.:

1. Communications Research

2. Public Relations and Media

3. 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:... [-]


Master in Fashion Design

Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa East London

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you to hold a professional position within the Fashion Design industry. The Master in Fashion Design provide both detailed foundation and a platform for innovation in critical areas for Fashion Design including textiles, garment construction, trend analysis, and business fundamentals. The master’s program will further your practical knowledge through application of concepts via hands-on projects and group critique. The master combines academic theory with the market experience of Fashion Design professionals. [+]

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you to hold a professional position within the Fashion Design industry. The Master in Fashion Design provide both detailed foundation and a platform for innovation in critical areas for Fashion Design including textiles, garment construction, trend analysis, and business fundamentals. The master’s program will further your practical knowledge through application of concepts via hands-on projects and group critique.

The master combines academic theory with the market experience of Fashion Design professionals.

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:... [-]


Master in Film & Visual Arts

Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa East London

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. [+]

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. Our programs balance the study of the craft with practical experience to train students to be the best filmmakers and visual artists and performers they can be. This is achieved by a rigorous schedule of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and immediate practical experience. The program prepares the next generation of smart screen creatives. It builds creative and technical skills essential to succeed in today's film, television and new media industries. Our professional tutors and high-caliber guest speakers teach the fundamentals of storytelling, production and screen business skills. Career skills: Secure employment in the creative screen industries with first-hand practical guidance from working industry professionals Real-life experience: Build an attractive portfolio and put your knowledge into practice during the course, by working with external companies and creating projects for industry clients High-caliber guest speakers and tutors: Learn from the best industry professionals Intensive and fast: Complete your course in just two years and start working in the industry faster The East London Visual Arts and Film program will test your ability to juggle projects, meet tight deadlines, and manage your creative energies. The goal is to provide you with the skills and background you need to expand and express your creative vision, and develop career... [-]

Master in Finance

Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 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. Our immersive, MS in Finance program will equip you with the foundational skills to: Identify, evaluate, and implement capital budgeting processes to maximize shareholder value Assess financial risk and proficiency, especially when future payoffs are uncertain Understand and implement asset allocation strategies and risk management procedures Leverage cutting-edge finance techniques and the resources that support them 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.: Financial modeling (including capital budgeting, basic statistics, and forecasting) Financial accounting and the principles underlying financial accounting and use of accounting information for decision-making Financial... [-]

Master in Marketing

Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa East London

Today's savvy marketing and communication leaders begin at the endpoints: the thoughts, behaviors, and actions of the buyer. They know the importance of differentiation, and how to establish a unique and ownable brand position in the minds of a target audience. [+]

Today's savvy marketing and communication leaders begin at the endpoints: the thoughts, behaviors, and actions of the buyer. They know the importance of differentiation, and how to establish a unique and ownable brand position in the minds of a target audience. They know how to leverage consumer insights to deliver action-inspiring messages and apply new data sources to inform pricing, packaging, and promotional strategies. And they do it all while building high- performing teams and keeping a clear line of sight on market share, volume, and ROI. ELU's Marketing Program teaches you how to navigate today's challenges while grounding you in time-tested theory so you you'll be prepared to lead tomorrow's innovations. Our dual-disciplined master‘s degree is just one of a few in the nation that integrates the marketing discipline with communications, equipping you to deliver the right message to the right person at the right time. Our innovative curriculum positions you to seek a leadership role in both fields, strengthening your core skills in these areas: leadership and management, marketing strategy, brand management, market research and analytics, new media, and creative production. At ELU, you'll be involved in hands-on assignments, including case studies where you'll recommend a comprehensive business and marketing strategy, complete with pricing, break-even, and profitability projections. And, to provide you with hands-on knowledge in developing communication materials, you'll learn industry standard design software. Our Master‘s degree program will expose you to the latest trends in key areas such as: leveraging web and social insights to optimize... [-]

Master in Web Development

Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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East London, 5241 ZA
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