Master of Arts in Humanities Studies in Africa

Top MA Degrees in Humanities Studies in Africa 2018

Humanities Studies

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Humanities and social sciences promotes and understanding of a wide variety of skills by providing students with a huge variety of courses. The skillsets students learn might be valuable across a huge number of industries in the growing global job market.

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.

MA Degree in Humanities Studies in Africa

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Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Africa University - Zimbabwe
Campus Full time September 2018 Zimbabwe Mutare

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying positions in Institutions of Higher Learning (universities), churches, serve in ecumenical leading positions, teach Religious and Moral Education in schools and Religious Studies in Theological Colleges (Seminaries), and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), where they will act as catalysts for change in decision-making and policy formulation, or proceed to relevant doctoral programs. [+]

The Faculty of Theology offers the Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MA) degree to students from different backgrounds who will be professionally capable of occupying positions in Institutions of Higher Learning (universities), churches, serve in ecumenical leading positions, teach Religious and Moral Education in schools and Religious Studies in Theological Colleges (Seminaries), and relevant Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), where they will act as catalysts for change in decision-making and policy formulation, or proceed to relevant doctoral programs.

Objectives of the Program

To equip students to serve in Religious Institutions and the society at large.

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Master of Arts in English Studies

Adekunle Ajasin University
Campus Full time Part time March 2019 Nigeria Nigeria Online

M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in English Studies with the following specializations: Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Language); Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Literature); Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D ) English (Language); Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) English (Literature). [+]

FACULTY OF ARTS

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES

M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in English Studies with the following specializations:

Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Language) Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Literature) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D ) English (Language). Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) English (Literature). Admission Requirements:

Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree

Candidates for admission into the M.A. degree programme in English (Language or Literature) must possess an honours degree in English (that is, not lower than Second Class (Honours) Lower Division) obtained from either Adekunle Ajasin University or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University.... [-]


MA in Islamic Studies

Islamic Online University
Online Full time Part time 2 - 6  March 2019 Gambia Banjul + 1 more

The Islamic Online University (IOU) has launched the world’s first tuition-free Master’s degree in Islamic Studies program, which is offered completely online and in English as a medium of instruction. [+]

MA in Islamic Studies (MAIS)

The Islamic Online University (IOU) has launched the world’s first tuition-free Master’s degree in Islamic Studies program, which is offered completely online and in English as a medium of instruction. This is an excellent opportunity for the BA students to continue, further, and enhance their understanding and knowledge of the religion. This graduate program consists of 18 courses, three semesters of six subjects each, and the master’s thesis in the fourth semester. The regular duration of the program is two years. Nevertheless, students may complete it within one and half years minimum. One can take a maximum of six years to complete the program. In general, higher education will enable students to expand their knowledge and skills, and be more effective and eloquent in speech and writing. For those who wish to enter the working field, higher education is a great asset in acquiring valuable and respected positions. To be specific, higher education in Islamic studies will provide the opportunity to earn beneficial knowledge that will enable one—by the will and mercy of Allah—to perfect their religion, and obtain the pleasure of Allah by seeking and spreading knowledge of His religion. It is, in fact, one of the ways to gain sadaqa jariya (continuous rewards). It is evident that the more one knows, the more one can share. And the more one shares, the more one can gain which enables to reach higher levels of paradise. The knowledgeable and the ignorant is never the same... [-]


Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS)

International Leadership University - ILU
Campus Full time January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The MABTS degree is an intentionally integrated two-year program designed to provide core biblical studies, theology, spiritual formation and ministry competencies for leaders of the church. [+]

Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS)

The MABTS degree is an intentionally integrated two-year program designed to provide core biblical studies, theology, spiritual formation and ministry competencies for leaders of the church, para-church, and lay ministries, as well as professionals in the marketplace. In addition, the program prepares students for research and analysis, giving a solid foundation for advanced Masters and doctoral studies. Along with academic rigor, the MABTS places particular emphasis on developing a vision and passion for the Great Commission and movement-building through the development of the skills of evangelism, discipleship and equipping others as leaders.... [-]


Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Programme

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time September 2018 Egypt Cairo USA New York + 1 more

Studying Egyptology/Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience. [+]

Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Program

Studying Egyptology/Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience, visiting monuments in context, museums and gaining experience in the field. The Egyptology program covers many aspects; the culture of ancient Egypt for language and religion to art, architecture and social structures over the time span of 4,600 years. The Coptology program offers courses in political science, religion, art history, history and other.

The department of Egyptology offers three tracks for the M.A.

Egyptology: Art, Archaeology, and History Egyptology: Philology Coptology ... [-]

MA in Philosophy (Research / Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

For the research degree, students write a dissertation of approximately 45,000 words under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. The MA by Coursework curriculum consists of six compulsory modules. [+]

MA in Philosophy (Research)

For this degree, students write a dissertation of approximately 45,000 words under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Degree, students must fulfil the Department’s admission requirements (in addition to the University’s admission requirements) and prove their knowledge of research methodology and history of philosophy. Some of the requirements are [i] at least 65% average for the Honours degree in Philosophy and [ii] the submission of written philosophical work done for the Honours Degree. Supplementary oral examinations might be required.... [-]


MA in Historical Studies (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Online Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with the ability to conduct advanced research, to employ analytical insight within a defined area of textual investigation, to record the results of the research in an acceptable format, and to employ these skills in such a way as to promote his/her opportunities for intellectual development, gainful employment and meaningful social activity. A topic is selected in consultation with the Lecturer. [+]

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with the ability to conduct advanced research, to employ analytical insight within a defined area of textual investigation, to record the results of the research in an acceptable format, and to employ these skills in such a way as to promote his/her opportunities for intellectual development, gainful employment and meaningful social activity. A topic is selected in consultation with the Lecturer.

Admission requirements

The candidate must submit a proposal on a clearly defined area of textual analysis. The proposal must reveal an understanding of correct research procedure, the possession of relevant knowledge of subject content, and the necessary theoretical and methodological skills.... [-]


MA in German (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

A dissertation on a theme from German literature or linguistics that will attest to a critical ability and research competence. [+]

A dissertation on a theme from German literature or linguistics that will attest to a critical ability and research competence.

Admission requirements

Prerequisite: A German Honours Degree with a minimum of 65%.

Contact details

Name: Dr Anne Baker Tel: 011 559 2717 / Email: abaker@uj.ac.za

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MA in Biblical Studies (Research)

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

This area encompasses a research dissertation on a theme from the Old Testament (OT) or New Testament (NT) or a combination of themes from the OT and NT. The master’s programme is by nature an advanced study in either the OT or NT building on the knowledge within the fields already obtained on Honours level. The programme is a dissertation written on a theme from the Old or New Testament. [+]

This area encompasses a research dissertation on a theme from the Old Testament (OT) or New Testament (NT) or a combination of themes from the OT and NT. The master’s programme is by nature an advanced study in either the OT or NT building on the knowledge within the fields already obtained on Honours level. The programme is a dissertation written on a theme from the Old or New Testament.

Admission requirements

Biblical Studies Honours or an equivalent qualification is a prerequisite as well as the general university entrance requirements for the Master’s programme. Greek or Hebrew up to second-year level may be required depending on the field of study and research.

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MA in Applied Linguistics / MA in Applied Linguistics (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The postgraduate programme in Applied Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its disciplines, is aimed at the specialised education and training and research needs of language practitioners such as translators, interpreters, text editors, language planners, copywriters, literary reviewers and language teachers. Translation and interpreting are complex linguistic, cognitive and textual processes that, among other things, also entail socio-cultural mediation. [+]

MA in Applied Linguistics

The postgraduate programme in Applied Linguistics and Literary Theory, in drawing on the knowledge fields of both its disciplines, is aimed at the specialised education and training and research needs of language practitioners such as translators, interpreters, text editors, language planners, copywriters, literary reviewers and language teachers. Translation and interpreting are complex linguistic, cognitive and textual processes that, among other things, also entail socio-cultural mediation.

Given the complexity of these activities and hence the interdisciplinary nature of language practice, these programmes offer a balance of theoretical, practical and experiential knowledge and skills.... [-]


MA in Afrikaans (Gedoseer/Verhandeling)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

In die nagraadse programme in Afrikaans (Honneurs, Meestersgraad en Doktorsgraad) word menslike bestaan ondersoek deur te kyk na die simbole, mites, metafore en tekste wat die menslike bestaan medieer. Soos in al die ander geesteswetenskappe is begrip van die menslike bestaan die doel. In die vak Afrikaans is taal en tekste die middel tot hierdie doel. [+]

Gedoseer

In die nagraadse programme in Afrikaans (Honneurs, Meestersgraad en Doktorsgraad) word menslike bestaan ondersoek deur te kyk na die simbole, mites, metafore en tekste wat die menslike bestaan medieer. Soos in al die ander geesteswetenskappe is begrip van die menslike bestaan die doel. In die vak Afrikaans is taal en tekste die middel tot hierdie doel.

Om die mens en die manier waarop die mens die wêreld verstaan, te ondersoek, word die taal wat die mens gebruik om uitdrukking te gee aan hierdie wêreld, om sin te gee aan sigself en aan die wêreld waarin hy/sy leef, bestudeer.

Die meestersgraad behels ‘n skripsie, onder leiding van een van die dosente in die Departement, oor ‘n tema waarop ooreengekom word. Temas kan uit die taal- of letterkunde gekies word.... [-]


MA in Comparative Religion / Comparative Christian Theology

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 12 - 36  Open Enrolment USA Washington Gambia Banjul Central African Republic Bangui + 5 more

EUCLID offers two closely related programs associated with its recognized expertise and intergovernmental mandate in the field interfaith studies and diplomacy. [+]

OVERVIEW:

As part of its mandate in the field of interfaith diplomacy, EUCLID offers to select students from the general public an external (distance or online) program called the EUCLID Master of Arts in Comparative Christian Theology. This program also exists (due to variations in the curriculum) as a Master of Arts in Comparative Religion. It should be noted that specialized programs in Interfaith Studies / Interreligious Diplomacy are also offered.

This online MA, representing 40 US credits (60 ECTS), is the world's only Master's degree program in this field offered by an intergovernmental organization, which also has a specific mandate and recognized expertise in interfaith diplomacy. In 2016, EUCLID received the first prize of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week (photo below) and continues to support a number of theological and interfaith initiatives such as Interfaith Cities.... [-]


Master of Arts in Biblical Theology

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program seeks to produce hermeneutically sound Biblical scholars and researchers who accurately interpret scripture and employ critical and creative skills to bridge the gap between the Ancient Near East and the contemporary world thus, able to communicate the message of scripture in every sphere of the society. [+]

Master of Arts in Biblical Theology

The Master of Arts in Biblical Theology program seeks to produce hermeneutically sound Biblical scholars and researchers who accurately interpret scripture and employ critical and creative skills to bridge the gap between the Ancient Near East and the contemporary world thus, able to communicate the message of scripture in every sphere of the society.

Core objectives

At the end of the program students will be able to:

Effectively utilize various interpretive tools. Demonstrate mastery of various interpretative approaches to scripture. Use biblical languages to exegete Biblical text. Participate in scholarly workshops, present papers in conferences as well as publish in refereed Journals. Entry Requirements ... [-]

Master of Arts in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time January 2019 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South. [+]

Master of Arts in Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies Introduction

The Master of Arts in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies program equips scholars to adequately investigate and document Pentecostal and Charismatic phenomena in Global South. It analyzes characteristics, trends and expressions of Classical Pentecostalism, Neo-classical Pentecostalism and New religious Movements dominant in the Global South to accurately map out their contribution to global Christianity. This course recognizes that the raw data of Christianity today is resident in the Global South and appreciates that Pentecostal and Charismatic movement have extensively contributed to global Christianity.

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Master of Arts in Missions Studies

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3  May 2019 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Missions Studies program is designed to integrate the development of professional ministerial skills in missions with academic studies. [+]

Master of Arts in Missions Studies

The Master of Arts in Missions Studies program is designed to integrate the development of professional ministerial skills in missions with academic studies.

Combining scholarly and professional competence in the field of missions, the program focuses on equipping potential and functional leaders with knowledge, skills and character qualities required to develop competences in missions-related ministries of the church and church-related organizations.

The program also develops the potential of the student for further academic pursuit in the field of missions.

At the end of the course of study in the Master of Arts in Missions Studies program, the student should be able to:... [-]