Geography, M.A. | University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg | Johannesburg, South Africa
12 months
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2279 EUR/year
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About

The Master of Arts in the field of Geography from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is offered over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.

Overview

Key facts

The aim of the MA degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is to offer advanced professional training at the postgraduate level in the fields of earth, atmospheric, hydro-environmental, global change and other environmental Sciences (e.g. disaster risk reduction, environmental management, environmental governance etc), as well as studies concerned with human environments (urban, rural, social), and to promote inter-disciplinary exchange between various arts and science disciplines.

School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies

The School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies is one of the most productive research units at Wits. Staff members contribute regularly to local and international publications and are members of the editorial boards of many prestigious journals. 

The School has an excellent reputation both locally and internationally as one of the leaders in African scholarship on issues such as sustainability, climate change, urban social and environmental justice, tourism and development. 

We also lead in rock art studies, Paleoarchaeology, the Stone Age, pre-colonial farming and herding societies and the formation of modern cultural identities in the last five hundred years.

We offer undergraduate programmes in the disciplines of Geography and Archaeology and postgraduate degrees in Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Studies, Archaeology, Rock Art studies and Palaeoarchaeology. 

Programme Structure

  • Research only.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours:
A bachelors degree or equivalent with 65% course mark aggregate in a third year major.At least an upper second class pass in the final undergraduate course in the subject.
  • Masters by Coursework and Research Report:
A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.
  • Masters by Dissertation:
A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2279 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2279 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    2279 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2279 EUR per year during 12 months.

R40100-82000

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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