As the only programme of its kind presented in Africa, and one of only a few in the world, the Futures Studies course at Stellenbosch University will equip you with high-level competencies to react meaningfully to growing complexity in the organisational environment while taking Africa and South Africa’s unique developmental challenges into account.
A transformative learning experience awaits you – particularly if you see your future self as a strategist, long-range decision maker, consultant or corporate leader.
What is Futures Studies?
Futures Studies is about acquiring strategic foresight to make long-range decisions in order to mitigate risk and identify opportunities. You will gain an understanding how various futures will unfold so that you can make better decisions. Futures Studies analyses the interaction between a wide range of variables or forces, and distils from these forces those issues that will affect the future of a country, government, entity or individual. It studies the world of economics, politics, technology, demography, social values and other subject fields, both locally and globally. It therefore equips decision makers with ways to deal with change and to make the right decisions to survive but preferably thrive in a changing world.
- Scanning the Environment
- Technology Futures
- Applied Futures Studies
- Quantitative and Qualitative Futures Studies Methods
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBusiness Administration International Development View 21 other Masters in International Development in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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- Academic qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma Futures Studies, with an average of at least 65%.
- Additional requirements: All modules must be passed for the degree to be conferred.
International6940 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13881 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
National5518 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11036 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Students from South Africa: R199,399
- International students from the rest of the world: R250,789
Living costs for Stellenbosch
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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