Master of Arts in Social Sciences in Africa

Top Masters of Arts (M.A) in Social Sciences in Africa 2018

MA Applied linguistics is the most common of a number of Masters, or MA as they are commonly known, which have a higher concentration on science and focus less on classroom practice .

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

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 Program in Social Sciences in Africa

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Master of Arts in International Development and Cooperation (MA ICD)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18  February 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The Masters programme in International Cooperation and Development (MICD) is a three trimester’s programme that benefits from the experience of a high qualified team of lecturers who are specialized in various areas of international cooperation and Development such as Development Aid, International and Development Economics, Political Science, International Security and International Law. The programme is highly motivating for those who intend to work either in NGOs or enterprises with international activities or in the framework of multilateral institutions. [+]

The Masters programme in International Cooperation and Development (MICD) is a three trimester’s programme that benefits from the experience of a high qualified team of lecturers who are specialized in various areas of international cooperation and Development such as Development Aid, International and Development Economics, Political Science, International Security and International Law. The programme is highly motivating for those who intend to work either in NGOs or enterprises with international activities or in the framework of multilateral institutions.

Educational Aims of the Programme

The objectives of the programme are:

To instill current and future international practitioners with the best working tools in this sovereignty-sensitive international community; To generate knowledge, information and analytical capacity on international affairs that will permit international practitioner to make informed decisionsboth at home and abroad; To implant actors with an ability to act as change agents and manipulator of various foreign affairs, and encourage a high degree of international participation in making well informed political, social and economic choices; To assist in reaching out sustainable international agreements that will ensure equitable sharing of the benefits of global resources; and To build capacity among candidates on how to deal with controversies of cross-border nature, and minimize the possibilities of conflicts and war; hence stabilized international peace and security. Admission Requirements ... [-]

MA in Diversity Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The MA in the Field of Diversity Studies is an interdisciplinary programme that is undertaken by students from various disciplines (although most come from disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences). [+]

The MA in the Field of Diversity Studies is an interdisciplinary programme that is undertaken by students from various disciplines (although most come from disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences). The content of the course can be applied to a variety of fields and professions, and the robustly critical approach to issues of diversity, difference, and otherness that the programme teaches will give you an ‘edge’ to just about any field or profession as diversity is an aspect of just about any contemporary context. Many of our students have gone on to work in areas such as media, non-governmental organisations, advocacy, research consultancies, and have pursued PhDs and academic careers. The programme is ideal for individuals who seek careers in the transformation sector or who are already working in it, and who wish to deepen their critical skills so as to improve their practice. ... [-]


Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)

Pan Africa Christian University
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

This is one of its kind program in Africa. An MAMFT approach focuses on the strengths and resiliency of family systems and communal resources to restore and build family relationships. [+]

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT)

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This is one of its kind program in Africa. An MAMFT approach focuses on the strengths and resiliency of family systems and communal resources to restore and build family relationships.

Why study Family Therapy? Couples & family in Kenya today face daily challenges in a rapidly changing social context, marital instability and an increase in separation/divorce, changing parent-child expectations and increasing conflict, rise in substance use and addictive behaviors, brutal acts of family violence and Child neglect, economic and employment stressors and breakdown of extended family relationships and the list continues.... [-]


MA Diplomacy

University of Nairobi
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The purpose of the Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy is to cater for the needs for persons in the field of Diplomacy. The course is aimed at those planning to and already working in the various regional Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Regional Affairs, those in departments and parastatals whose work involves diplomatic communication, United Nations personnel and employees of Non-governmental organizations. [+]

The purpose of the Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy is to cater for the needs for persons in the field of Diplomacy. The course is aimed at those planning to and already working in the various regional Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Regional Affairs, those in departments and parastatals whose work involves diplomatic communication, United Nations personnel and employees of Non-governmental organizations. The programme will be a pioneering degree course in the region and will attract participants from extra-continental states and the region.

Course Objectives

The Master of Arts Degree in Diplomacy aims to:

Acquaint participants with new developments in the practice of diplomacy Acquaint students with advanced issues of diplomatic methods and practice Provide high level trained manpower in diplomacy to take up management and leadership positions, both in Kenya and in the region Encourage research in Diplomacy Entry Requirements ... [-]

MA in Development Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

A leading inter-disciplinary postgraduate programme in development studies is currently on offer. The programme is social sciences orientated and specializes in health, labour, gender and rural development. [+]

MA in Development Studies

A leading inter-disciplinary postgraduate programme in development studies is currently on offer. The programme is social sciences orientated and specializes in health, labour, gender and rural development. The programme is appropriate for students keen to pursue a career in policy research and in the local and international development organizations. Students will be able to draw upon a vast range of local and international academic expertise in a range of disciplines within the School of Social Sciences and in Economics as they critically engage in current local, national and international debates in Development Studies while promoting professional skills in these fields. Students draw upon local and international expertise in a range of disciplines. The student body is cosmopolitan and admission is highly competitive. Students with practical experience in the world of development are especially welcomed. The Programme has grown steadily since its inception in 2001. On average it is estimated that about a third of the student cohort is non-South African. Topics of student research include many focused on studies within Africa broadly.... [-]


MA in Industrial Psychology (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  February 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Sociology (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

In coursework mode the candidate should successfully complete the advanced course in Social Theory, the advanced course in Social Research Methodology, and complete research and write a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. In research mode the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. [+]

MA in Sociology (Coursework)

The candidate should successfully complete the advanced course in Social Theory, the advanced course in Social Research Methodology, and complete research and write a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic.

Admission requirements

Admission will be considered for a student who is in possession of a university based Honours qualification in Sociology/Industrial Sociology on NQF Level 7. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.

Contact details

Name: Dr Liela Groenewald Tel: 011 559 2884 / Email: lielagr@uj.ac.za... [-]


MA in Social Work (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The Master’s by research entails only a research study – larger than the minor dissertation of the coursework Master’s, but not as large as a Doctoral thesis. The principle purpose of the master’s by research is developing advanced competencies in research. In addition, you will also develop expert knowledge in your field of study. The Master’s by research programme is ideal for students who are primarily interested in developing their research competence, do not want to participate in lectures or workshops, are highly self-motivated, independent and self-directed and have a focused, specific field of research interest. [+]

The Master’s by research entails only a research study – larger than the minor dissertation of the coursework Master’s, but not as large as a Doctoral thesis. The principle purpose of the master’s by research is developing advanced competencies in research. In addition, you will also develop expert knowledge in your field of study. The Master’s by research programme is ideal for students who are primarily interested in developing their research competence, do not want to participate in lectures or workshops, are highly self-motivated, independent and self-directed and have a focused, specific field of research interest.

Admission requirements

Candidates with a relevant Honours Degree in social work are considered for admission. A fourth year (honours) average mark of at least 65% is required.... [-]


MA in Community Development Social Work

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The aim of this qualification is to develop advanced competencies in the facilitation of processes, techniques and principles of sustainable community programmes and projects based of people-centred, participatory theoretical approaches, to address inequality, poverty and injustices in a global and African context. Further students will be able to facilitate the establishment and management of community based organisations within the context of community economic development integrating social and community development. [+]

The aim of this qualification is to develop advanced competencies in the facilitation of processes, techniques and principles of sustainable community programmes and projects based of people-centred, participatory theoretical approaches, to address inequality, poverty and injustices in a global and African context. Further students will be able to facilitate the establishment and management of community based organisations within the context of community economic development integrating social and community development.

Admission requirements

An entrance examination might be required. A four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, or a three-year Degree in Social Work together with an Honours Degree in Social Work, or another honours degree relevant to community development considered by the chairperson of the department to be appropriate is required. A fourth year (honours) average mark of at least 65% is required.... [-]


MA in Clinical Social Work (Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. This qualification empowers students to work as private or specialist practitioners in their particular work contexts. [+]

This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. You will acquire these through seven modules, e.g.: Contemporary Theories; Complex Behaviour and Environmental Change; Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation; Mental Health; and the Development of the Therapeutic Self. In addition you will apply this knowledge during a one-year internship programme, focused on micro and messo interventions. In your second year, you undertake a research project to demonstrate your research competence.

This qualification empowers students to work as private or specialist practitioners in their particular work contexts.... [-]


MA in Social Impact Assessment (Coursework)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Students are required to complete a course on SIA methodologies, advanced social research (ASR) as well as a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies. [+]

Students are required to complete a course on SIA methodologies, advanced social research (ASR) as well as a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies.

Admission requirements

An Honours Degree in one of the following subjects: Sociology, Industrial Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Historical Studies, Development Studies, Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Politics, Public Governance, Social Work and Economics.

If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.

Contact details

Name: Dr Liela Groenewald Tel: 011 559 2884 / Email: lielagr@uj.ac.za... [-]


MA in Semitic Languages and Cultures (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The coursework programme in MA in Semitic Languages and Cultures consists of a minor dissertation and the two modules. In research mode a dissertation where students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies) or a cognate Semitic language selected in consultation with the Department must be written under supervision. [+]

MA in Semitic Languages and Cultures (Coursework)

The programme consists of a minor dissertation and the two modules as listed below. Students, in collaboration with the Department, choose two modules from the list below. Modules are offered over two semesters. Each module is examined by means of an examination with a weighting of 45 credits each. The minor dissertation has a weighting of 90 credits.

Students focus on Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies) or a cognate Semitic language. Modules have the following generic content:

Compulsory modules

Module 1: Methodology of literary research Module 2: Content analysis of a selected field of research Module 3: Minor dissertation Admission requirements ... [-]

MA in Psychology (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Students develop advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills in Psychology. Such skills can lead to a research-based or academic career. Application of research methodology and the competent communication of research findings must be demonstrated; students must thus be able to conduct independent research. The attendance of workshops and/or contact sessions will be required. [+]

Students develop advanced quantitative and qualitative research skills in Psychology. Such skills can lead to a research-based or academic career. Application of research methodology and the competent communication of research findings must be demonstrated; students must thus be able to conduct independent research. The attendance of workshops and/or contact sessions will be required.

Admission requirements

The minimum admission requirement is 65% in an Honours Degree in Psychology which normally should have been obtained within the previous five years.

Contact details

Name: Prof T Guse Tel: 011 559 3248/ Email: tguse@uj.ac.za

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MA in Politics (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The MA Politics Research Master’s programme covers issues in Politics and International Relations. A student has to write a dissertation on a selected theme from either the fields of Political Science or International Relations, giving evidence of a critical approach and research capability. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the dissertation. [+]

The MA Politics Research Master’s programme covers issues in Politics and International Relations. A student has to write a dissertation on a selected theme from either the fields of Political Science or International Relations, giving evidence of a critical approach and research capability. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the dissertation.

Admission requirements

Students need a 65% pass rate at Honours level.

Contact details

Name: Prof Deon Geldenhuys Tel: 011 559 2894 / Email: deong@uj.ac.za

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MA in Industrial Sociology (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The candidate should successfully complete the advanced course in Social Theory, the advanced course in Social Research Methodology, and complete research and write a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies. Or should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. [+]

MA in Industrial Sociology (Coursework)

The candidate should successfully complete the advanced course in Social Theory, the advanced course in Social Research Methodology, and complete research and write a minor dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Students also acquire SPSS skills and competencies.

Admission requirements

Student access will be considered for a student who is in possession of a university-based Honours qualification in Sociology/Industrial Sociology on NQF Level 7. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.

Contact details ... [-]