M.A. On Campus

Community Development (CW)

University of Johannesburg

24 months
851 EUR/year
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The Faculty of Humanities is offering a Master of Arts in Community Development (CW) at University of Johannesburg.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Social Work Issue
  • Social Work Theory
  • Social Development Perspectives for Community Change
  • Conceptual Frameworks for Community Change
  • Development Management
  • Integrated Social and Community 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    851 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 851 EUR per year during 24 months.

R14,634 – R171,158

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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