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Stellenbosch University MPhil in Futures Studies
Stellenbosch University

MPhil in Futures Studies

Stellenbosch, South Africa

2 Years


Full time

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Feb 2025

ZAR 211,363 / per year



Gain the strategic foresight to make better decisions

This internationally accredited MPhil Futures Studies will equip you with strategic foresight to make long-range decisions, mitigate risk and sense opportunities - essential competencies for strategists and senior leaders. You will learn how to respond to change and make the right decisions to thrive as a result of change.

As the only programme of its kind presented in Africa and one of only a few in the world, it will equip you with high-level competencies to react meaningfully to growing complexity in the organisational environment while taking Africa and South Africa’s unique developmental challenges into account.

A transformative learning experience awaits you - particularly if you see your future self as a strategist, long-range decision-maker, consultant or corporate leader.

Remain relevant by investing in your career

If you are a strategist, managing director, CEO or a manager or specialist involved in strategic planning, the MPhil Futures Studies will give you a unique advantage in your industry. It will also benefit you if you want to play a role in creating a better future for South Africa and Africa. This is the only programme of its kind presented on the Master’s level in Africa, and one of only a few in the world.

Study while you work

The format in which the MPhil Futures Studies is presented allows you to study while you work.

Year 1: Do five core modules delivered via on-campus or online classes

The course content is presented through a series of lectures and workshops. This is where you can choose between on-campus classes and online classes. The weekly classes (4 hours per session) are presented at the Business School’s campus. The online classes, delivered synchronously with the on-campus classes, can be followed via an internet-linked laptop from anywhere in the world.

Year 2: Research assignment

You need to complete a research assignment during the second year of enrolment.

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