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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$2,523 for the full programme
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Arts (MA)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:East Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework & Research Report
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

The Master of Arts in the field of Development Sociology is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

Curriculum

There are two Masters Courses offered:
– Master of Arts by Coursework and Research
– Master of Arts by Research

The Development Studies Masters by Coursework and Research has two compulsory courses, one elective, and one research report.

Full-time vs. Part-time
– The full-time Masters programme is one year, with all courses completed within that year.
– The part-time Masters programme is two years, with the courses split between the period of two years.

Please note: All classes are during the day on weekdays. Part-time applicants must make provision for time away from the office and travel time.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
– 68% and above average for your Honours. (Masters by Coursework and Research)
– 70% and above average for your Honours. (Masters by Research)
– Social Sciences background is an advantage
– NQF of 8 on SAQA ( Only for International Students)
– Work or Volunteer experience in the Development field an added advantage

Supporting documents required with your application (International & Non-Wits Applicants):
– CV
– Certified copies of your ACADEMIC RECORD /STATEMENT OF RESULTS
– Certified copy of Certificate of Evaluation from the South African Qualifications Authority. Details of how to apply for the certificate are on their website: www.saqa.org.za (Only for International Students.
– Letter of Motivation as to why you wish to pursue this line of study
– Sample of Work (maybe a marked essay or a chapter from previous research conducted, etc.)
– A 3 – 5-page Research Proposal outlining your research interest. (Masters by Coursework and Research)
– A 5-page Research Proposal outlining your research interest. (Masters by Research)
– In terms of the University rules, an applicant who has not used English in his/her academic education up to this point will be required to supply proof of proficiency in English at the time of application. A British Council test is recommended and they can be contacted at (011) 718 4300 or email IELTS@britishcouncil.org.za

– Non-refundable Application Fee of R200.00

Supporting documents required with your application (Wits Applicants):
– CV
– Letter of Motivation as to why you wish to pursue this line of study
– A 3–5-page Research Proposal outlining your research interest. (Masters by Coursework and Research Report)
– A 5-page Research Proposal outlining your research interest. (Masters by Research)
– Sample of Work (maybe a marked essay or a chapter from previous research conducted, etc.)

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $12
Application Fees for International Students: $12

How to apply
– Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
– Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
– Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
– Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Research Analyst
– Research Coordinator / Assistant
– Public Policy Researcher
– Senior Policy Analyst
– Development Consultant
– Management Consultant
– Quality Control/ Quality Assurance Specialist
– Project Coordinator/ Manager
– Educator
– Peace/ Human Rights Activist
– International Aid Worker
– Community Development / Liaison Officer
– Social Worker
– Immigration Officer
– Programmes Advisor

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $2,523
Tuition Fees for International Students: $2,523

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay the same amount as South African Students
*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Madile Moeketsi
Postgraduate Faculty Officer
 
Mr Veli Mongwe
Faculty Officer