Master's Degree in Africa

Top Masters Programs 2017 in Africa

Master

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

A Master is a graduate-level academic program that takes about two years beyond a bachelor’s degree to receive. Master’s are offered in many different specialties, and depending on the school, they may also be offered online or in person. Earning a Master may lead to increased job opportunities for graduates.

 

 

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.

Master's Degree in Africa

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Cycle Ingénieur Génie Civil

Université Internationale de Casablanca
Campus Full time August 2017 Morocco Casablanca

Le Cycle Ingénieur en Génie Civil se déroule en 6 semestres dont 1 en tronc commun et prépare l’étudiant au titre d’ingénieur capable de répondre aux besoins des secteurs des bâtiments, travaux publiques et infrastructures. La fonction des ingénieurs en Génie Civil se décline en plusieurs activités: la conception, la réalisation, l’exploitation, la gestion, l’entretien et la réparation d’ouvrages. [+]

Top Master Programs in Africa 2017. Le Cycle Ingénieur en Génie Civil se déroule en 6 semestres dont 1 en tronc commun et prépare l’étudiant au titre d’ingénieur capable de répondre aux besoins des secteurs des bâtiments, travaux publiques et infrastructures. La fonction des ingénieurs en Génie Civil se décline en plusieurs activités: la conception, la réalisation, l’exploitation, la gestion, l’entretien et la réparation d’ouvrages. ADMISSIONS L’accès en 2 ème année est ouvert, sur étude de dossier, aux : Titulaires d’un Master 1 en mécanique, Génie Mécanique, en sciences des matériaux ou d’un diplôme équivalent. SPÉCIALISATION ET PFE La dernière année d’études se compose de deux parties bien distinctes : Le semestre (S9) est consacré aux cours de spécialité. C’est également une ouverture à la recherche pour ceux parmi les étudiants qui souhaitent entamer des études doctorales. Actuellement les options proposées aux étudiants en génie civil sont : Option Travaux Publics (TP) : Cette spécialité permettra au futur ingénieur d’être un acteur central, en mesure d’opérer efficacement dans tous les domaines touchant à la conception, la réalisation ainsi qu’à l’exploitation et la maintenance des équipements tels que : les infrastructures : routes, voies ferrées, ponts et ouvrages d’art divers… les ouvrages hydrauliques les ouvrages géotechniques (tunnels, travaux souterrains divers…) Option Bâtiments (BAT) : Le contenu de cette spécialité permettra au futur ingénieur d’être un acteur fondamental pour toutes les problématiques liées aux domaines du bâtiment aussi bien résidentiel qu’industriel. Cela concerne les aspects de conception, de réalisation et d’entretien des... [-]

Competition Policy Executive Programme

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. [+]

A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. This new law and its associated enforcement authorities will surely change the landscape for competition in Kenya and advance the nation’s progress toward a modern middle-income economy. For the new competition policy regime to succeed however requires the development of a considerable amount of human capital – people knowledgeable about the law and economics of competition policy who can participate it its implementation, evaluate its effectiveness and contribute to its evolution through the inevitable learning process. To this end, this course is designed as a graduate level course in competition economics. The intended audience are policy practitioners, university faculty members and graduate students, with training in micro economic theory and industrial organization, who are interested in learning about competition economics and becoming themselves part of the “training team” developing courses and curricula to prepare individuals for work in public and private sector organizations focused on competition policy. It is also hoped that exposure to this training will encourage research and advising on competition policy in Kenya as well – as a further part of the development of a competition policy ecosystem in... [-]

MA/MSc in Environmental Anthropology

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Interdisciplinary study into how societies are influenced by the environment & how they manage natural resources and hazards. [+]

Top Master Programs in Africa 2017. Interdisciplinary study into how societies are influenced by the environment & how they manage natural resources and hazards. The Masters programme in Environmental Anthropology aims to offer you the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of how different societies are influenced by the environment and manage natural resources and hazards, in relation to issues in human ecology, biodiversity management, sustainable development, environmental change and the practical applications of such knowledge. The aims include ensuring that as a graduate you will have a range of both practical and evaluative skills, and experience of conducting empirical or other applied research, to allow you to pursue work as a researcher or to inform whatever position you take up in the future. It is expected that such work might be undertaken in conjunction with a range of organisations including national or international environmental bodies, governmental departments, and non-governmental organisations. Our Anthropology research degree allows you to specialise in Environmental Anthropology. Doctoral degrees usually require three to four years of preparation, fieldwork and writing. Research students often forge independent linkages with overseas institutions, while many work with the numerous research fellows and staff in several research centres in the department, particularly the new Centre for Biocultural Diversity, and with our various partners, such as the Institute for Ecology in Bandung, Indonesia, the Centre for International Forestry Research in Indonesia, the Global Diversity Foundation. Course Structure The programme is taken over one year full-time, two years part-time. In each academic year... [-]

Master of Engineering (Research Only)

Accra Institute Of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Accra

The objectives of the Master of Engineering are: to provide postgraduate education and prepare individuals for a lifelong career in critical areas of engineering and management related decision making in the public or private sectors. [+]

The objectives of the Master of Engineering are: to provide postgraduate education and prepare individuals for a lifelong career in critical areas of engineering and management related decision making in the public or private sectors. The main objective of the Master of Engineering program is to attract outstanding individuals to pursue research of the highest standard, with relevance to the field of engineering and technology. This is a research-based program. Candidates will be required to conduct research work and submit a thesis for internal and external examination This program comprised three parts: Part I - Compulsory Core Courses Part II - Research Part III - Thesis Examination Part II - Research In Part II, candidates will continue to do research and thesis preparation through self-managed learning and or independent study under the guidance of a supervisor. Each candidate must meet the assigned supervisor at least three times per semester before he/she can progress in the subsequent semester. A candidate can choose any of the following specialization areas to pursue their research: a. Technology Management Research and Development b. Technology Development and Project Management c. Technology Management Technology Transfer and Implementation d. Technology Management Production and Quality Management e. Control Engineering f. Operation Research g. Production Engineering h. Civil Engineering and Geotechnic i. Electrical and Power Engineering j. Chemical Engineering k. Environmental Management l. Mechanical Engineering Part III - Thesis Examination In Part III, the student has completed the thesis and is ready to submit the thesis for examination. An internal... [-]

Masters Specializing In Digital Communication & Business

Institut Africain de Management
Campus Full time September 2017 Senegal Dakar

A dual expertise in corporate strategy department. [+]

Top Master Programs in Africa 2017. A dual expertise in corporate strategy department. Communicate today is a global view of the business environment and control all communication channels, both virtual than real. Building and developing a brand identity, anticipating emerging trends, support a company in managing its image among its various public, optimizing their visibility and ensure its reputation on the web, manage a competitive environment, develop communication strategies innovative and create value: these are the major challenges businesses face today. CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION In Master 1 Semester 1 (M1S1) Hold a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Intelligence or equivalent degree in the Master 1 Semester 2 (M1S2) Hold a Bachelors degree in Marketing and business intelligence, and have validated the semester 1 Master in the specialty or an equivalent degree in the field. In Master 2 Semester 3 (M2S3) Hold a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Intelligence and have validated semesters 1 and 2 of the Master in the specialty or an equivalent degree in the field. In Master 2 Semester 4 (M2S4) Hold a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Business Intelligence and have validated semesters 1 2 or 3 of the Master in the specialty or an equivalent degree in the field. The Bachelor in Auditing and management control IAM is available alone or in joint-degree with UQAC Canada. Like many other Bachelor group, originality, coherence and pedagogical structure have led to his being labeled by the CENTRE for EXCELLENCE UEMOA, being certified to quality standard... [-]

MPhil in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance

University Of Energy And Natural Resources
Campus Part time September 2017 Ghana Sunyani

The aim of the programme is to train human resources at advanced social forestry and environmental governance capable of recognizing human system in managing forest and environmental challenges within and outside Ghana. This is clearly in line with the mission of UENR. [+]

Introduction The School of Natural Resources is poised to provide a strong and vibrant leadership to the forest and natural resources industry to meet the increasing demand for housing, recreation, tourism and green spaces. This will require an intimate knowledge of climate, species, and physical facilities, political, social and legal systems. Issues of interest include the increased demand for market and non-market goods and services from forests and related natural resources, land availability for industrial forestry and natural resource conservation, natural resource sustainability, habitat conservation, and ecosystem management. The Master and Doctoral programmes will provide graduates with a working knowledge of specialized environmental and natural resources scopes and introduce them to the critical relationships between human activities and the environment. National Relevance Globally, the threat to and decease of world forests and the negative impacts on human or social system as well as the ascendency of multifaceted environmental problems call for capacity development in these areas. Ghana is not exempted from these challenges. The rationale being that the country is currently facing numerous problems ranging from deforestation, pollution of water resources and environmental degradation. Ameliorating these problems, the country needs human resources that have a better understanding of social issues and environmental governance. Understanding the structures, function, performance of public authorities and institutions at all levels could help formulate policies aimed at controlling/managing environmental degradation. Governing the planet`s rich diverse natural resources is an increasingly complex challenge. In this world of interconnected nations, economies and people, managing environmental threats particularly... [-]

Master of Economics

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. [+]

Top Master Programs in Africa 2017. The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. The School has the autonomy to develop specialized Degree Programmes that are market driven so as to attract more students who currently go abroad in search of specialized economics courses such as Bachelor of Economics and Statistics; Bachelor of Economics and Finance; Master of Economics in such specialized areas as Health Economics, Financial Economics, Environmental Economics, just to mention but a few. Moreover, the for a very long time, the students of economics have been clamouring for an award of the “Degree of Economics” as distinct from the general Bachelor of Arts degree. Furthermore, there exists great demand by both the public and private sectors for graduates with degrees in specialized fields of Economics. This is evidenced by the large number of students with degrees in Economics, who have in the recent past been employed by financial institutions and the Public Service Commission. We are therefore responding to a market need. Entry Regulations The following shall be eligible for admission into the Masters programmes in the School of Economics: A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Economics,... [-]

MPhil Aquaculture

University Of Cape Coast
Campus September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is of two years duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year. [+]

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programme is of two years duration, comprising coursework in the first year and thesis research in the second year. Admission Requirements : Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with a Second Class Lower Division or higher OR Bachelor's degree in Fisheries related course with a Second Class Lower Division or higher In addition, candidates must pass an oral interview Specific requirements for graduation: The course work assessment during the first year is based on assignments, reports from practical work as well as quizzes. These form 40% of the total exam mark. The End of Semester examinations constitute 60% of the total mark. A thesis research in the second year will starts after successfully completing the course work. Departmental seminar presentations are held to ascertain students’ progress and to allow faculty and other students make relevant inputs. The thesis is subjected to both external and internal review after submission by the student. If successful, an oral examination (viva) is held for the student. Upon successful defence, the department then recommends to the School of Graduate Studies to consider awarding the candidate for an award of MPhil degree in Aquaculture. Level 500 [-]

Master of Social Work (MSW) – (Hybrid mode)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15  September 2017 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The aim of the programme is to produce social workers who are well knowledgeable, organized and professional as well as practical. They should be able to provide social work services that are necessary competent to the vulnerable sectors of the society such as children, youth, the old and most vulnerable population effectively in the community and various social settings. [+]

Top Master Programs in Africa 2017. The aim of the programme is to produce social workers who are well knowledgeable, organized and professional as well as practical. They should be able to provide social work services that are necessary competent to the vulnerable sectors of the society such as children, youth, the old and most vulnerable population effectively in the community and various social settings. Specific Objectives Train students in Masters of Social Work Produce adequate graduates in social work so as to contribute to the national demand for highly trained social workers Organization of the MSW Programme The programme is delivered through blended mode just like other taught masters programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social sciences. Qualifications Applicants will be required to have a first degree in Social Work with a second class score. Applicants with advanced diploma in social work are welcome to apply. Admission can also be considered for graduates in Public administration, public health, community development, psychology, medicine, gender and other relevant fields of study. Grading Grading will be 75% for the course work and 25% research. The 75% for course work will include participation in class discussion for the face to face sessions of the hybrid mode of delivery, demonstrating social work practice skills during field work, writing papers, taking tests and final examination. The dissertation research activities will involve preparing a research proposal, presenting it, collecting both primary field data and secondary data, processing and analyzing data and writing report for submission... [-]

Master of Divinity

Africa International University
Campus Full time August 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The Master of Divinity programme is designed to provide an integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church education ministries, teaching in theological institutions and other related types of Christian service. [+]

Master of Divinity The Master of Divinity programme is designed to provide an integrated training for those entering the pastorate in diverse situations, including missionary service, church education ministries, teaching in theological institutions and other related types of Christian service. The programme draws from various divisions of the theological disciplines, thus allowing the programme to give the student the option to concentrate on one area of emphasis or specialisation. Students in the programme can pursue any one of the following emphases: Biblical Studies, Christian Education, Church History, Missions, Pastoral, Theological and Translation Studies. On the other hand, a student can pursue a general area of study without taking any emphasis. At the end of the course of study in the Master of Divinity programme, a student should be able to: 1) Demonstrate a good general knowledge of the content of the Old and New Testaments. 2) Interact biblically and intelligently with historical and current theological issues and positions both within the African and global contexts. 3) Articulate clearly the call of Christians to world evangelisation and demonstrate that understanding through personal involvement. 4) Demonstrate basic teaching skills in an area of ministry. 5) Provide leadership in the church and para-church organizations. 6) Define his/her call, gifts and abilities so as to function well in specific area of specialization. 7) Live a godly life, serve others with humility and exemplify moral and ethical integrity in all dealings with fellow believers and society in general. ... [-]

MCom in Investment Management

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

The aim of this qualification is for the student to develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting on and application of principles in the broader field of finance. Through the master’s dissertation, a qualifying student shows evidence of scientific research, application of scientific research methodologies and an ability to reflect thereon in the holistic context of finance. [+]

Top Master Programs in Africa 2017. The aim of this qualification is for the student to develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting on and application of principles in the broader field of finance. Through the master’s dissertation, a qualifying student shows evidence of scientific research, application of scientific research methodologies and an ability to reflect thereon in the holistic context of finance. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of an Investment Management oriented Bachelors of Commerce Honours qualification on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7. Alternatively a student should possess any other four-year qualification with honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and have related investment management oriented experience which is deemed applicable by the Department of Finance and Investment Management. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose. Contact details: Prof Ilse Botha / 011 559 2056 / ilseb@uj.ac.za [-]

Master of Public Administration

Management College Of Southern Africa MANCOSA
Campus Full time 18  February 2018 South Africa Durban

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a highly regarded programme providing postgraduate training for employees in the public sector and the non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. [+]

Master of Public Administration Programme Code: SAQA-98825 – NQF level 9 – Credits 180 The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a highly regarded programme providing postgraduate training for employees in the public sector and the non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. It seeks to blend a traditional Master’s level qualification with the practical skills needed for the public sector environment. The Master of Public Administration degree programme also offers students a wealth of relevant knowledge and skills required for a rapidly developing state in Africa. The programme will provide access to higher education to people who choose careers in the field of public management, commerce and business management and provide a vertical articulation pathway from the existing MANCOSA Bachelor of Public Administration and Bachelor of Public Administration Honours programmes. The Master of Public Administration programme is varied in its content and style and is academically challenging and stimulating as an NQF level 9 qualification. The MPA examines the inter-relationship between public, private and non-governmental sectors, where relevant, and particularly focuses on the new public management context which emphasises issues such as good governance and administration. The MPA brings together a select and relatively small group of students from a range of nationalities and with different experiences, together with academics and adjunct academics with extensive experience of working in the public sector. Outcomes The MANCOSA MPA Programme: Enable individuals to become specialists in public administration by gaining in-depth, conceptual and contextual (technical) knowledge in a complex area of study. Provide South... [-]

Master in Business Decision Engineering

Avicenne Private Business School (APBS)
Campus Full time September 2017 Tunisia Tunis

This program is designed for those who are looking to develop the expert knowledge needed for supporting business and organizational decision-making activities. It is designed for individuals who have earned bachelor’s degrees from accredited institutions in information technology, computer science, management of information systems, or related areas. [+]

Top Master Programs in Africa 2017. This program is designed for those who are looking to develop the expert knowledge needed for supporting business and organizational decision-making activities. It is designed for individuals who have earned bachelor’s degrees from accredited institutions in information technology, computer science, management of information systems, or related areas. It offers the possibility to study principles governing information systems and develop critical thinking skills to find data solutions for complex problems. Admission Requirements Bachelor degree in related fields; Admission tests administered by APBS. Skills Acquired This program focuses on important information systems concepts that support decision making, including data preparation, modeling, analysis, visualization and deployment. Professional perspectives Graduates will have good opportunities to work in banks, telecommunication companies, retailers. Semester 1 Information management for decision Strategic business environment Data analysis Introduction to Data mining Introduction to SPSS Introduction to STATA Econometrics qualitative Data Analytic table Business english Risk theory Internal audit Semester 2 Contemporary ecconomic Industrial economy Econometrics of time series and prediction techniques Data mining and statistical decision Introduction to Matlab ERP application Investigation and survey Statistical quality control Semester 3 Preference modeling and multicriteria decision Modeling and decision support Interactive system for decision support Decision theory and game theory Technical simulations Management toolbox Soft skills 3 Stress testing theory Thorough management control Semester 4 Business game Thesis [-]

Master Of Law: Private And Judicial Law, International Humanitarian Law

Université Francophone du Congo
Campus Full time September 2017 Democratic Republic of Congo Goma

Master of Law: Private and Judicial Law, International Humanitarian Law [+]

Master of Law: Private and Judicial Law, International Humanitarian Law UFRACO will use all possible means to achieve its objectives by intensifying conferences, seminars, symposiums, scientific days. And as a university linked to the Bologna process, the LMD system, through the mobility of its students and professors with other universities attached to the system. UFRACO adopts the following philosophy: 1) Facilitate the mobility of students and learners in Central Africa and the Great Lakes in particular as well as throughout the world. 10 2) To make the training offerings of African countries legible, visible and predictable; 3) Valuing African formations on a global scale and making them compatible, adoptable and adaptable to knowledge and practiced rigorously in all other countries. It is the national program, plus the cross-curricular courses, but the system is that of License , Master and Doctorate (LMD). However, we will closely follow the different orientations of the Ministry of Trustees on this system. [-]

International Business Law, LLM

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time October 2017 Mauritius Vacoas

This highly-regarded course offers choice and flexibility. The teaching strategy is innovative and allows you to pursue areas that are of particular interest to you. The course has an international orientation and has been attracting students from all over the world since it was established. [+]

Top Master Programs in Africa 2017. This highly-regarded course offers choice and flexibility. The teaching strategy is innovative and allows you to pursue areas that are of particular interest to you. The course has an international orientation and has been attracting students from all over the world since it was established. Students must take five compulsory modules: Legal Research Skills, Law of the International Sale of Goods, Law and Policy of the World Trade Organisation, International Commercial Ligitation and Arbitration and the Dissertation. Students will also choose two other modules from a range of subjects (subject to demand) including Foundations and Principles of International Law, English Commercial Law, International Organisations and International Dispute Resolution, International Maritime Law and Comparative Corporate Governance. Taught modules are devised to ensure active learning both of the subject matter and of the skills essential to masters level study. You undertake various forms of shorter exercises throughout the taught programme, for example, you may give an oral presentation, read and comment on an academic article or prepare detailed answers to questions set in advance. You will receive additional training in choosing a research topic, advanced research methods and academic writing before beginning work on your dissertation. Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed through coursework, exams, class participation, oral presentations and a dissertation. Why Study LLM International Business Law at Middlesex University? Open to suitably qualified non-law graduates, provided they take the short non-assessed 'Introduction to Law' module during the induction period. The teaching strategy is... [-]