The aim of this Master of Arts in Community Development (CW) at University of Johannesburg qualification is to develop advanced competencies in the facilitation of processes, techniques and principles of sustainable community programmes and projects based on people-centred, participatory theoretical approaches, to address inequality, poverty and injustices in a global and African context.
Examination and pass requirements
Candidates write examinations at specified times:
Modules 1 to 3: in the middle of the year of study
Modules 4 to 7: in November of the year of study
The Community Development Internship will be evaluated. A portfolio of work completed in a practice situation will be evaluated. An examination must be passed.
- Contemporary Social Work Issue
- Social Work Theory
- Social Development Perspectives for Community Change
- Conceptual Frameworks for Community Change
- Development Management
- Integrated Social and Community
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSocial Work International Development Community Development View 18 other Masters in International Development in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A four-year bachelor’s degree in Social Work, or its equivalent, or a three-year degree in Social Work together with an honours degree in Social Work considered by the head of the department to be appropriate is required.
- Alternatively, students from related disciplines with a three-year degree and an honours degree, or a four-year qualification considered by the head of the department to be appropriate could also qualify.
- Admission criteria are based on prior academic performance, as well as a selection process (including a writing task and interview). Applicants must have a fourth year or honours degree average of 65% or above, although applications with marks in the low 60s may be considered if additional evidence of academic competence is provided (e.g. examples of publications).
International851 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 851 EUR per year during 24 months.
R14,634 – R171,158
Living costs for Johannesburg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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