Masters Program in South Africa

Top Master's Programs in South Africa 2018

Master

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

After earning a bachelor’s degree, many students decide to increase their experience and education by pursuing a Master. A Master may take about two years to earn, and there are programs offered in many different areas so that students can find an emphasis that works for them and their goals.

 

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces. South Africa is not only a jumping off point, it is itself a fantastic destination rich in culture, fauna & flora and history.

Masters Degrees in South Africa

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Master of Commerce in the Field of Accounting (MCom Accounting)

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

The MCom programme comprises a 50% research component and a 50% coursework component. The research component is one compulsory outcome the final research report. The coursework component has one compulsory module, research theory and design. [+]

Programme Description and Curriculum Outline

The MCom programme comprises a 50% research component and a 50% coursework component. The research component is one compulsory outcome the final research report. The coursework component has one compulsory module, research theory and design. Students are then required to choose three elective modules out of the four modules offered. Students are required to pass a total of four courses and their final research report in order to graduate with the MCom degree in the field of accounting.

Research (50%)

ACCN 7006 Research Report (Compulsory)

Course Work (50%)

ACCN 7021 Research Theory and Design (Compulsory) ACCN 7010 Corporate Financial Reporting (Elective) ACCN 7017 Theory of Finance and Corporate Policy (Elective) ACCN 7019 Auditing (Elective) ACCN 7018 Advanced Management Accounting and Control (Elective) Duration ... [-]

Master of Management in the Field of Innovation Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time January 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Long-term economic growth is being driven by technological innovation. Equip yourself to understand and manage the innovation process in ways that will lead to competitive firms and sustainable, human-centred development. [+]

Master of Management in the Field of Innovation Studies

Long-term economic growth is being driven by technological innovation. Equip yourself to understand and manage the innovation process in ways that will lead to competitive firms and sustainable, human-centred development.

The WBS Master of Management in Innovation Studies (MM Innovation Studies) is an interdisciplinary, specialist programme that investigates innovation and its impact on firm profitability and economic growth, and how it can be shaped for the achievement of broader societal goals. The programme is designed for individuals with relevant undergraduate degrees such as business, economics, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and law who intend to pursue careers in specific areas of innovation management or innovation policy in business, academia, development institutions or other civil society organisations. It may also be attractive to mid-level career professionals who are working with agencies or firms, and who may be responsible for developing and executing innovation strategies and programmes at the local, regional, national or international levels.... [-]


Master of Management in the Field of Finance and Investment

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time January 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Become a master of finance and investment with tools and knowledge designed to expand your worldview and act as a catalyst for change and success in a local context. [+]

Master of Management in the Field of Finance and Investment

Become a master of finance and investment with tools and knowledge designed to expand your worldview and act as a catalyst for change and success in a local context.

Explore the intricate world of finance on a graduate level with the Master of Management in the Field of Finance and Investment, one of the hallmarks of the Wits Business School. With a special focus on the emerging market and its particular financial needs, the MMFI is designed to administer dedicated, comprehensive training to prospective financial practitioners, increasing their knowledge base exponentially for an effective real-world application. Learn the inner workings of financial markets, the inherent opportunities present, and how to channel this understanding into making a valuable contribution on a local scale for our collective benefit.... [-]


Master in Web Development

East London University
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa East London

This Postgraduate master program will prepare you for a position in Web development. This fairly new degree was shaped by employers expressing their need for employees with web-development skills: database management, computer networking, information security, Web applications, etc. This program is tailored to meet this demand by balancing foundational areas of understanding and problem solving with an emphasis on Web-centered technologies. Our graduates are immediately productive and adaptive as programmers, Web developers, software developers, software architects, Web applications developers. [+]

This Postgraduate master program will prepare you for a position in Web development. This fairly new degree was shaped by employers expressing their need for employees with web-development skills: database management, computer networking, information security, Web applications, etc. This program is tailored to meet this demand by balancing foundational areas of understanding and problem solving with an emphasis on Web-centered technologies. Our graduates are immediately productive and adaptive as programmers, Web developers, software developers, software architects, Web applications developers.

Program Objectives

This full-time program will put you to work with real-world group projects and hands-on assignments revolving around the following 3 areas of expertise.... [-]


Master in Corporate Communications

East London University
Campus Full time Open Enrolment South Africa East London

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for the vast field of Communications. The Master of Communications investigates effective vs ineffective communication and the specialists who use it. Students confront genuine communication issues, develop usable communication skills, and build a strong portfolio. [+]

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for the vast field of Communications. The Master of Communications investigates effective vs ineffective communication and the specialists who use it. Students confront genuine communication issues, develop usable communication skills, and build a strong portfolio.

Program objectives

This full-time program will put you to work with real-world group projects and hands-on

assignments revolving around the following areas of expertise.:

Communications Research Public Relations and Media Digital Communication

Program

This 2-year Postgraduate Master’s Degree grants 120 ECTS credits distributed in 4 semesters of 15 weeks each: 96 mandatory ECTS credits (including 18 ECTS credits granted upon completion of a mandatory professional internship and 12 ECTS credits for the Master’s Thesis at the end of the program) and 24 elective ECTS credits chosen a catalog of 48 elective ECTS total. Students will decide between 2 minors:... [-]


Master in Marketing

East London University
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa East London

Today's savvy marketing and communication leaders begin at the endpoints: the thoughts, behaviors, and actions of the buyer. They know the importance of differentiation, and how to establish a unique and ownable brand position in the minds of a target audience. [+]

Today's savvy marketing and communication leaders begin at the endpoints: the thoughts, behaviors, and actions of the buyer. They know the importance of differentiation, and how to establish a unique and ownable brand position in the minds of a target audience. They know how to leverage consumer insights to deliver action-inspiring messages and apply new data sources to inform pricing, packaging and promotional strategies. And they do it all while building high- performing teams and keeping a clear line of sight on market share, volume, and ROI.

ELU's Marketing Program teaches you how to navigate today's challenges while grounding you in time-tested theory so you'll be prepared to lead tomorrow's innovations.... [-]


Master in Film & Visual Arts

East London University
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa East London

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program. [+]

The East London Visual Arts and Film program is designed for a new generation of storytellers: artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts across a wide array of media and want to learn by making their own projects in a hands-on, intensive program.

Our programs balance the study of the craft with practical experience to train students to be the best filmmakers and visual artists and performers they can be. This is achieved by a rigorous schedule of classroom instruction, hands-on workshops, and immediate practical experience.

The program prepares the next generation of smart screen creatives. It builds creative and technical skills essential to succeed in today's film, television, and new media industries. Our professional tutors and high-caliber guest speakers teach the fundamentals of storytelling, production, and screen business skills.... [-]


Master in Fashion Design

East London University
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa East London

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you to hold a professional position within the Fashion Design industry. The Master in Fashion Design provide both detailed foundation and a platform for innovation in critical areas for Fashion Design including textiles, garment construction, trend analysis, and business fundamentals. The master’s program will further your practical knowledge through the application of concepts via hands-on projects and group critique. The master combines academic theory with the market experience of Fashion Design professionals. [+]

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you to hold a professional position within the Fashion Design industry. The Master in Fashion Design provides both detailed foundation and a platform for innovation in critical areas for Fashion Design including textiles, garment construction, trend analysis, and business fundamentals. The master’s program will further your practical knowledge through the application of concepts via hands-on projects and group critique.

The master combines academic theory with the market experience of Fashion Design professionals.

Program objectives

This full-time program will put you to work with real-world group projects and hands-on assignments revolving around the following areas of expertise:... [-]


Master in Finance

East London University
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa East London

In the era of new business, the formula for success demands more than clicking through spreadsheets or grabbing headlines from stock-market tickers. Here at the East London University, our greatest insights are born from a hands-on understanding of how finance can improve people's lives. We invite you to roll up your sleeves — and get down to business. [+]

In the era of new business, the formula for success demands more than clicking through spreadsheets or grabbing headlines from stock-market tickers. Here at the East London University, our greatest insights are born from a hands-on understanding of how finance can improve people's lives. We invite you to roll up your sleeves — and get down to business.

This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for a position in the Finance field (Analyst, Quant, Risk Management, etc.). The Master in Finance affords up-to-the-minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance, including geopolitics, behavioral finance, risk governance, and Islamic finance. The master will also equip you with a practical and applied knowledge, as well as the additional values you will need to succeed as a financier. The master combines the academic rigor of the analysis tools with the experience of seasoned professionals.... [-]


Master in Urban Studies

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

The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology, and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. [+]

Applications for 2017 are now closed The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology, and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South.

Benefits of the programme A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics A strong research training, with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Cities of the South Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses, and practices Democratic Theory Research Methods & Computer-based graphic skills Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies, and Practices. Closing dates ... [-]

MEng in Welding Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

Wits University offers the International Institute of Welding course leading to the IWE ( International Welding Engineer -[BScEng graduates]) and IWT ( International Welding Technologist [BTech graduates]). Wits University is an Approved Training Body (ATB) for the International Institute of Welding (IIW). Successful completion of the courses (60% min/each module and a 95% attendance record) entitles the candidate to apply for IIW registration. [+]

Wits University offers the International Institute of Welding course leading to the IWE ( International Welding Engineer -[BScEng graduates]) and IWT ( International Welding Technologist [BTech graduates]). Wits University is an Approved Training Body (ATB) for the International Institute of Welding (IIW). Successful completion of the courses (60% min/each module and a 95% attendance record) entitles the candidate to apply for IIW registration.

Benefits of the programme

The intent is to equip candidates for a career in the welding industry, this implying an understanding of the practice of welding engineering underpinned by sound science.

Curriculum Outline / Modules taught

The MEng in Welding Wits is made up of 12 courses divided into four main modules. The modules are welding processes, welding metallurgy, welded joint design and fabrication, and applications and case studies.... [-]


Master of the Built Environment in the Field of Housing (MBE Housing)

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

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. [+]

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing.

Benefits of the programme

The MBE Housing develops practical, managerial, analytical, and spatial skills as well as social and cultural sensitivities to meet housing challenges in the unevenly developing world.

Curriculum Outline/Modules taught

Housing Theory Concepts and Policy (20 points) Housing Finance and Law (20 points) Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20 points) Management of Existing Housing Stock or Housing Seminar on Upgrading of Informal Settlements (20 points) Research Methods (10 points) Research Report (90 points) ... [-]

Master of Public and Development Management (MM)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1800  February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development, practitioners. [+]

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development, practitioners.

Candidates will require a foundational knowledge of public and development management. This includes a solid grounding in the theory and practice of governance, policy formation, and the management of large organisations, including public bureaucracies. While the Master's programme itself lasts a year, candidates are required to first complete the PDM course, which will provide them with the requisite foundation. Therefore, the Master's degree is effectively a two-year programme. ... [-]


MSc (Building) in Construction Project Management

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

The Wits MSc Project Management in Construction offers a world-class education featuring international and internationally trained staff as well as some of the leading experts in the local industry. We have just moved to our own dedicated building and instructional spaces that provide modern state of the art facilities for postgraduate teaching back up by fully equipped IT laboratories featuring industry standard software. [+]

Applications for 2017 are now closed

The Wits MSc Project Management in Construction offers a world-class education featuring international and internationally trained staff as well as some of the leading experts in the local industry. Our instructional spaces provide modern state-of-the-art facilities for postgraduate teaching backed by fully equipped IT laboratories featuring industry standard software. We offer you the opportunity to gain a postgraduate built environment qualification in one of the largest urban settings on the African continent enabling you to develop your academic and industry skills in Gauteng; the economic dynamo of Southern Africa that provides a unique mix of first world infrastructure alongside developing world challenges.... [-]


MCom/MPhil in Transport Economics (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. [+]

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. Students undertaking the MCom Degree must have a BCom (Honours) in the field of study whilst students on the MPhil can come from other disciplines, provided they have the required academic foundation for the field of study.

Admission requirements

A relevant Honours Degree in Transport Economics on NQF Level 7 or 8. Applications are subject to a screening and selection process.... [-]