Masters in Professional Studies in Africa

Top Masters in Professional Studies in Africa 2017

Professional Studies

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Those who pursue professional studies often find that such a program is an excellent way to prepare for a career after graduation. Topics covered in these courses of study may include industry-specific information, general professional principles, or important skills, such as leadership.

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Master's Program in Professional Studies in Africa

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LLM in Law

Igbinedion University, Okada
Campus Full time March 2018 Nigeria Benin City

The Law Programme is tailored after the National University Commission’s guidelines which emphasize the need for Law graduates to be knowledgeable in other fields of human endeavour, such as Psychology, Economics, Philosophy, etc., so as to fully appreciate analyze and understand the important role that law plays in the Nigerian Society in particular and the entire humanity in general. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Professional Studies in Africa 2017. The University commenced its academic programmes in the 1999/2000 session in five Colleges namely, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Health Sciences, Law and Natural and Applied Sciences. The foundation students arrived Okada on Friday, 15th October 1999. Since then, the University has without interruption upheld its resolve to return tertiary education to the internationally accepted calendar of September to June. The College of Engineering commenced its programme in the 2002/2003 session. The College of Health Sciences continued to be an area of popular demand. The College of Pharmacy and B.Sc Nursing commenced in 2004/2005 session. The Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital administered by a Management Board inaugurated first on 12th January 2003, oversees the affairs of the Hospital. As part of its objectives to train and produce job providers, Igbinedion University has Packaged entrepreneurial and skills acquisitions modules to expose students sufficiently enough to be 'fit for the world of work'. In addition, a community service programme was introduced in the 2009/2010 session. Under the programmed, all second year students across the Colleges are required to undertake a practical development Programme in a chosen area and community in and round the university/town. The student population has grown steadily from 111 in the 1999/2000 session to 5036 in 2012/2013, while the staff strength has increased from 55 in 1999/2000 to 565 made of 290 Teaching staff (50 of who are Professors) 153 Senior Non-Teaching staff and 213 Junior and Intermediate... [-]

Master of Law by Course Work & Dissertation (LLM)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 - 5  September 2017 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

This course intends to provide a unique opportunity to students who want to provide their ability in their areas of specialization taking into account to that this programme is purely self studies where students do concentrate in their areas of specialization. [+]

This course intends to provide a unique opportunity to students who want to provide their ability in their areas of specialization taking into account to that this programme is purely self studies where students do concentrate in their areas of specialization. Aims and Objectives of the Programme The Master of Laws Programme aims at producing legal experts equipped with good analytical skills to tackle current legal problems arising from the changing nature of Tanzanian society and elsewhere in the third world and other countries in the world in social, economic and political sectors. It is a result oriented programme that enables a candidate to be fully equipped to tackle specified specialized legal problems and issues in various areas and specialties offered by the Faculty of law. The candidate may also with the permission of the Dean of the Faculty opt to do his/her course on traditional subjects under offer. Eligibility for Admission The course for Master of Laws degree of the Open University of Tanzania will be open for Law graduates of the University of Dar es Salaam, the Open University of Tanzania and any other recognized university, especially from countries of common law jurisdiction. A holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Law of Open University of Tanzania or other equivalent qualification * who is also a holder of a first degree in law (pass) may be eligible for admission to the Master of Laws Degree of the Open University of Tanzania. Programme Mode Delivery The LLM Programme will be delivered... [-]

Master of Laws in Information and Communication Technology Laws (eLLM in ICT)

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

Whether for academic, personal or professional development, the LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law is an ideal choice for law graduates, lawyers and IT specialists seeking to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge to formulate and apply law in the information society. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Professional Studies in Africa 2017. The LLM in Information Communication Technology is a re-branded form of the LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications (LLM IT&T) that had been on offer at OUT since 2009. The course is offered in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the UK Telecommunications Academy (UKTA). The course is taught and assessed by professors from OUT and the UK, maintaining the same standards in quality assurance, as the accredited programme being offered by UK Universities. The course is open to law and other professions graduates with interest in taking on a specialization in Information Technology and Telecommunications law. The course is conducted in modular form. Programme Overview Candidates selecting this programme undertake a unique opportunity - to study the legal implications surrounding Information Communication Technology on the world's longest established postgraduate masters (LLM) course in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law. As the international nature of the student body demonstrates, Information Communication Technology law is of wide interest and significant importance. The master’s degree in Information Technology Law encourages students to consider legal initiatives both at European and International levels as well as within their own jurisdictions. Students examine a diverse range of key themes including information security, privacy, intellectual property, telecommunications, e-commerce, internet governance and access to public information. These may be now be undertaken by attendance at Open University of Tanzania. Whether for academic, personal or professional development, the LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law is an ideal... [-]

MCom/MPhil in Industrial Psychology Professional (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in mastering analysis, interpretation and understanding of industrial psychological principles and methods. It puts the student in a position to register as an Industrial Psychologist (with the South African Professional Board of Psychology) to work on an advanced level in the fields of Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology. [+]

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in mastering analysis, interpretation and understanding of industrial psychological principles and methods. It puts the student in a position to register as an Industrial Psychologist (with the South African Professional Board of Psychology) to work on an advanced level in the fields of Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology. 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 7. Relatedexperience 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. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms E Stapelberg / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2557 / Email: elmaries@uj.ac.za [-]

MTech in Environmental Health

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

To provide students with the skills to conduct independent research through advanced problem solving skills, and the application of critical and reflective thinking in the field of Environmental Health. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Professional Studies in Africa 2017. To provide students with the skills to conduct independent research through advanced problem solving skills, and the application of critical and reflective thinking in the field of Environmental Health. Admission requirements BTech Environmental Health. An average of 65% is required in the BTech programme. Contact details Name: Mrs Martha Chadyiwa Tel: 011 559 6239 / Email: mchadyiwa@uj.ac.za [-]

LLM in Master of Laws by Dissertation

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of this qualification is to let a student demonstrate through research training an ability to master at an advanced level the current state of specialized knowledge on a given topic within a particular branch of the law and to provide a sound training in research methodologies. [+]

PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION The purpose of this qualification is to let a student demonstrate through research training an ability to master at an advanced level the current state of specialized knowledge on a given topic within a particular branch of the law and to provide a sound training in research methodologies. RULES OF ACCESS General i. The minimum entry requirement is an LLB degree (or equivalent qualification) at NQF level 7 or 8 and a minimum number of credits of 624. Candidates for admission to Master’s degrees in general need to have obtained their previous degree with an average mark of at least 65%. ii. The relevant Head of Department may permit an applicant to register as a student for purposes of receiving guidance with, and use the facilities of the University for, the preparation of a research proposal. This does not create an expectation that the student will be admitted to Master’s studies and such registration is provisional pending the approval of the admission of the student by the Board of the Faculty of Law. The Board of the Faculty of Law approves the admission of a student on the basis of the academic merit of the student, the research proposal submitted by the student and the ability of the Faculty to provide appropriate and continuous study guidance and supervision. Take note: A BProc degree does not satisfy the formal entrance requirements for an LLM programme, but the holder of a BProc degree may apply for admission to... [-]

LLM in Tax Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Tax laws have become increasingly complex in the last century. More and more anti-avoidance measures have recently been introduced to curb the effectiveness of tax avoidance structures, thus increasing the volumes of tax provisions applicable to day-to-day commercial transactions. The Master’s in Tax Law is a structured qualification intended to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of the tax core as well as developing tax laws in South Africa and in the international community. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Professional Studies in Africa 2017. Tax laws have become increasingly complex in the last century. More and more anti-avoidance measures have recently been introduced to curb the effectiveness of tax avoidance structures, thus increasing the volumes of tax provisions applicable to day-to-day commercial transactions. The Master’s in Tax Law is a structured qualification intended to provide candidates with an in-depth understanding of the tax core as well as developing tax laws in South Africa and in the international community. The minimum duration for this degree is two years and it is offered on a part-time basis. Classes or seminars in the taught modules are presented in the evenings on weekdays from 18h00 to 20h00 (one seminar per week per module). The next student intake will be in February 2018. In general, in order to be admitted, students must have attained an average of at least 65% for the law subjects in their LLB degree. In addition, an applicant’s mark for Tax Law at undergraduate level will be taken into account. This qualification consists of a minor dissertation on a Tax Law topic together with the following three taught modules: TAX LAW: BASIC PRINCIPLES (FIRST SEMESTER) Topics that will be covered include: an introduction to Tax Law and tax concepts, an overview of the South African tax system and the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962, an analysis of the general principles of determining taxable income entailing gross income, exemptions, allowable deductions and assessed losses, an introduction... [-]

LLM in Labour Law

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

The LLM in Labour Law (one year full-time or two years of part-time studies) provides students with an opportunity to develop their intellectual and theoretical competencies at an advanced level and to strengthen their ability to understand labour law from a viewpoint of critical analysis of the underlying principles. [+]

The LLM in Labour Law (one year full-time or two years of part-time studies) provides students with an opportunity to develop their intellectual and theoretical competencies at an advanced level and to strengthen their ability to understand labour law from a viewpoint of critical analysis of the underlying principles. Modules The LLM in Labour Law consists of the following compulsory modules: NAME OF MODULE CODE TYPE General Principles and Individual Labour Law GPI9X0C or GPI9X1C Coursework Public Law, International Law and Comparative Law Relevance PIC9X1C or PIC9X0C Coursework Collective Labour Law and Dispute Resolution CLD9X0C or CLD9X1C Coursework Labour Law Masters Minor Dissertation LL19XDC or LL29XDC Minor Dissertation Programme Format Modules will be presented in a combination of weekly and intensive formats.Lectures take place between 18:00 and 20:00 on weekdays to accommodate students who work during the day. Minimum Admission Requirement In general, as a minimum admission requirement, students must have attained an average of 65% for the law subjects in their LLB degree. Bursaries Bursaries are available. Please contact Ms Daphney Nemakhavhani (011 559 4409 or daphneyn@uj.ac.za) for more information concerning merit bursaries. In addition, students who register for the first time in 2017 and complete their Master’s degree within a period of two years, qualify for a reimbursement of their full tuition fee (excluding the registration fee and ICT levy), subject to certain terms and conditions. Enquiries Requests for information may be directed to: Mrs P Magongoa: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Tel: 011 559 3843 , Email: phaladim@uj.ac.za... [-]

LLM in International Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Are you interested in current affairs? Does the idea of studying international law in the most vibrant city in Africa appeal to you? Do you want to further your studies in a vibrant and dynamic field of the law? [+]

Top Masters Programs in Professional Studies in Africa 2017. Are you interested in current affairs? Does the idea of studying international law in the most vibrant city in Africa appeal to you? Do you want to further your studies in a vibrant and dynamic field of the law? In an increasingly globalised world, it is no longer sufficient to be familiar with domestic law. Whether you are interested in the prosecution of war crimes or in global warming, the LLM in International Law offered by the Faculty of Law of the University of Johannesburg offers you a chance to specialise in fields of the law which are not only interesting but also increasingly useful and relevant. The one year course takes an interdisciplinary approach and assesses international legal questions from the perspective of international law as well as from a regional African perspective. The lecturing style is interactive. Students benefit from close contact with their lecturer and with experts from the relevant legal field. The diversity of the participants in the LLM program contributes significantly to the educational experience. The University of Johannesburg has a superb library and electronic resources. The course will consist of the following three modules: International Protection of Human Rights International Criminal Law/International Humanitarian Law International Environmental Law Students are expected to complete a minor-dissertation on any topic in International Law. Students will benefit from research workshops which will be held to guide students in the writing process. The degree can be undertaken as full time... [-]

LLM in International Commercial Law

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

The LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Johannesburg (the flagship programme of the Faculty of Law) is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. [+]

The LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Johannesburg (the flagship programme of the Faculty of Law) is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. The programme consists of the modules International Commercial Law A, B and C, as well as a minor dissertation on a topic in International Commercial Law. International Commercial Law A and B are offered during the first semester and International Commercial Law C during the second. The LLM programme provides the student with an overview of the private-law aspects of international trade, with an emphasis on privateinternational legal issues. The conflicts-orientation of the course indeed makes it unique and a wide comparative approach is taken in this regard, comprising legal systems in Africa, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and North and South America, together with the relevant regional, supranational and international instruments in this field. Most lectures are offered by Prof Jan L Neels, distinguished professor of International Commercial Law and director of the Research Centre for Private International Law in Emerging Countries at the University of Johannesburg. Prof Neels was a member of the working group responsible for the drafting of the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts and the official commentary on the Principles under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. He is a member of the Governing Council of UNIDROIT in Rome. UJ has formal agreements in place with... [-]

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This LLM aims to provide the student with the necessary tools to navigate the IP landscape, and create awareness of pitfalls or opportunities that may present themselves. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Professional Studies in Africa 2017. IF YOU WANT TO BE A STRATEGIC THINKER ON IP, COMPLETE THE LLM AT UJ! “The future of the nation depends in no small part on the efficiency of industry, and the efficiency of industry depends in no small part on the protection of intellectual property.” Judge Richard Posner in Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. v. DEV Industries, 925 F.2d 174 (7th Cir. 1991) The field of intellectual property (IP) reaches wide, and is probably the most dynamic field of law, as it constantly changes. What does it relate to? The nature of IP is best understood through a comparison with other, tangible, forms of property. One example is immovable property, such as a piece of land. Other examples are things, such as a vehicle, a watch, or a soccer ball. In these instances one has rights to the object itself. In other words, your rights would be infringed if the object is destroyed. The position with IP is different. An example might be a patent for a pair of night vision binoculars. The intellectual property rights of the patentee would not be infringed if the binoculars are destroyed. The reason for this is that it is the invention that is protected and not the binoculars. IP is, accordingly, that body of law that regulates the creation and utilisation of immaterial property, and the enforcement of resultant rights. The objects of the various IP rights typically include patents, copyright, registered designs, and... [-]

LLM in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Are you interested in negotiating, drafting and executing contracts? Does the idea of studying contract law in South Africa’s vibrant commercial hub appeal to you? Do you want to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the drafting of contracts? [+]

Are you interested in negotiating, drafting and executing contracts? Does the idea of studying contract law in South Africa’s vibrant commercial hub appeal to you? Do you want to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the drafting of contracts? In a commercial atmosphere where more and more statutes propagate consumer rights and where plain language is becoming increasingly important, the drafter of modern-day contracts can no longer resort to the cutting and pasting of disjointed, archaic and even illegal phrases, thereby fudging together a contract. Rather, knowledge of current law pertaining to the drafting and interpretation of contracts and excellent language skills are the tools required by lawyers who negotiate and draft contracts. Indeed, practical as well as theoretical knowledge of drafting and interpretation of contracts are indispensable to practising lawyers. The lecturing style in this programme is interactive. Classes are small and the programme caters exclusively for a group of students who will benefit from close contact with their professor and with expert practitioners from the relevant legal field. The programme is presented over two years. In the first year, students have one class per week. In the first semester of the first year, the class deals with the interpretation of contracts. The second semester of the first year deals with law and language. Where necessary, classes may be presented in the form of a number of workshops on Saturdays. The first semester of the second year is devoted to the drafting of contracts and there... [-]

LLM in Corporate Law

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

An LLM in Corporate Law provides the ideal foundation for specialising in this popular focus area. UJ is unique in offering four dedicated corporate law modules. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Professional Studies in Africa 2017. Recent substantive legislative reforms have led to increased demand for expertise in the field of corporate and securities law. An LLM in Corporate Law provides the ideal foundation for specialising in this popular focus area. UJ is unique in offering four dedicated corporate law modules. The Master’s in Corporate Law can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. It consists of a minor dissertation on a corporate law topic together with three taught modules as set out below: Company Law (first semester) This compulsory module, which anchors the LLM in Corporate Law, essentially deals with problematic aspects of corporate personality: the nature of legal personality and piercing the corporate veil; corporate capacity; corporate criminal liability; corporate social responsibility; corporate governance; directors’ duties and liability; shareholder protection; creditor protection; corporate groups and companies and the constitution. Specific aspects of South African company law are considered against a conceptual or theoretical basis. This module is presented by Professor Kathleen van der Linde. Plus any two of the following: (i) Corporate Finance Law (second semester 2018) In this module, the focus is on legal aspects of debt and equity financing and capital structure. In addition to being an essential part of large corporate transactions, corporate finance remains relevant in even the smallest company where control and capital structure are interdependent. The principles of share capital, authorised shares, consideration for shares and the issuing of shares are... [-]

LLM in Commercial Law

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

The Master’s in Commercial Law is a flexible qualification allowing a wide choice of modules that can be combined according to the interests and focus of each student. It can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. [+]

Many large corporate and commercial transactions take place in Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub. The UJ Law Faculty is thus well placed to offer a highly relevant LLM in Commercial Law, drawing students from leading commercial firms. The team of lecturers involved combine intellectual leadership and cutting edge practical insight which is reflected in their teaching. The Master’s in Commercial Law is a flexible qualification allowing a wide choice of modules that can be combined according to the interests and focus of each student. It can be completed in one year for full-time students and over two years for part-time students. This qualification consists of a minor dissertation on a commercial law topic together with three taught modules selected from the following: (i) Banking Law (first semester) The module in Banking Law is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge regarding aspects of the law that are highly relevant in the banking sector. The module investigates the essence of central concepts such as “banking”, “money” and “payment”; provides a brief overview of the most important provisions of the Banks Act (the course having a distinct private-law orientation); investigates in greater detail the role of banks as payment intermediaries in various instruments of payment, including credit and debit transfers, letters of credit and documentary collections; similarly investigates the role of banks as guarantors in both accessory and independent guarantees and deals with various instances of bank liability arising from breach of contract, delict or undue enrichment. This module is presented by... [-]

LLM in Banking Law

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

The University of Johannesburg’s LLM in Banking Law programme is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in aspects of the law that are highly relevant to the banking sector. It is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. [+]

Top Masters Programs in Professional Studies in Africa 2017. The University of Johannesburg’s LLM in Banking Law programme is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in aspects of the law that are highly relevant to the banking sector. It is designed to be completed by full-time students within one year and by part-time students over two years. This programme consists of a minor dissertation (60 credits) together with three compulsory taught modules (3x40 credits) namely: (i) Banking Law (offered in the first semester): This module has a distinct private-law focus. The central concepts of money and payment are investigated by way of introduction. This is followed by a study of banks as payment intermediaries (in various methods of domestic and international payment), banks as guarantors (both independent and accessory), and banks as lenders. Finally the module deals with bank liability arising from contract, delict or enrichment. Most of the lectures are led by Prof Charl Hugo who heads the University’s Centre for Banking Law. Guest lecturers are used occasionally due to their particular expertise. (ii) Financial Services Regulation (offered in the second semester): The importance of the sound regulation of financial services has been well demonstrated by the recent global financial crisis. Certain key international bodies drive international cooperation in this regard. As part of this process, South Africa has decided to switch to a “Twin Peaks” regime which will see our financial services regulation being split between a prudential regulatory authority (to be housed in the South African... [-]