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MA Programs in South Africa 2021

An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.A Master is a degree that demonstrates students have completed advanced studies in their field of training. This program… Read More

An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

A Master is a degree that demonstrates students have completed advanced studies in their field of training. This program is available for students with an undergraduate degree, and it often takes one to two years to complete.

MA Programs in South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the program is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by comple ... +

The purpose of the program is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the program is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s Degree is earned by comple ... +

The purpose of the program is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s Degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The programme offers an MA via research leading to a dissertation of around 120 pages. The dissertation is prepared for examining under the guidance of a supervisor with exper ... +

The programme offers an MA via research leading to a dissertation of around 120 pages. The dissertation is prepared for examining under the guidance of a supervisor with expertise in your choice of topic. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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Johannesburg, South Africa

This coursework Master’s Degree assists qualified social workers in advancing their counselling abilities in the field of clinical social work practice. This qualification emp ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 tr ... +

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
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 programm ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in ... +

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 principal pu ... +

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 principal 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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 fi ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

This is an advanced study programme that can be completed as a coursework based study programme. This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised ... +

This is an advanced study programme that can be completed as a coursework based study programme. This programme is designed to facilitate mastery of a complex and specialised knowledge area within the discipline of Strategic Communication. Due to an increasing convergence of the Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications and Public Relations the programme will address the integration of this communication discipline. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

For this degree, the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic.

For this degree, the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

The MAVA has been designed to ensure that it supports students in developing the required level of competence to exit with research in specialized areas of visual art a master ... +

The MAVA has been designed to ensure that it supports students in developing the required level of competence to exit with research in specialized areas of visual art a master’s qualification. Students conduct practice, photography, video and new media art, environmental art and related theories, art history, theory and criticism, art education, art therapy, and socially engaged art as well as collaborative art practice. Students are expected to investigate complex analytical and practical skills through the writing of in a dissertation and/or professional practice through having or curating an exhibition, or engaging community-based research to advance knowledge appropriate to the research mode. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

This coursework Master’s programme comprises one compulsory and three elective modules to be completed as well as a compulsory minor dissertation. The compulsory module is a R ... +

This coursework Master’s programme comprises one compulsory and three elective modules to be completed as well as a compulsory minor dissertation. The compulsory module is a Research Methodology module and is supplemented by three additional elective modules. The research Master’s Degree requires the student to submit a dissertation on a relevant topic within the academic field of Public Management and Governance. A lecturer within the Department would act as supervisor for the study. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 ... +

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
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Johannesburg, South Africa

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 a ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 

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