South Africa

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in South Africa

Studying Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The Master of Science (M.Sc. or M.S. degree) is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by most universities, colleges and graduate schools worldwide. Classes are usually technically oriented and focus on developing analytical and problem-solving skills through lab work and scientific research. You don’t need a Bachelor of Science in order to apply to a Master of Science, but you must already have an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.

The general study duration of an M.Sc. degree is between 1-2 years long. Still, some Master’s programmes in Computer Science and Engineering take 3-5 years to complete, and Medicine Masters can take as much as 6 years to finish, depending on your specialisation.

In order to receive a Master of Science degree from an international tech school, you usually have to write a scientific thesis at the end of your academic studies. Generally, universities and graduate schools award a Master of Science (M.Sc. degree) for finishing studies in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences (e.g. Finance, Psychology), Business, Engineering & Technology, Medicine & Health, Mathematics, Informatics, etc.

Study in South Africa

South Africa offers very affordable Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. The ‘Rainbow Nation’ excels in disciplines like Development Studies, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Tuition fees are among the lowest in the world, and many study programmes are taught in English. International students also enjoy low costs of living and have the opportunity to explore South Africa’s beautiful cities and landscape, which includes Table Mountain, the Garden Route, and gorgeous beaches.

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