MA in Development Studies (Coursework)

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions: Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with the MA in Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg, where academic excellence meets the dynamic landscape of global development. In this program, we go beyond conventional boundaries, incorporating cutting-edge trends and anticipating future possibilities in the realm of development studies. Through an engaging blend of theory and practical application, we empower students to become catalysts for positive change in a rapidly evolving world.


Unlock your potential with Programme Code M7072Q, offered on both a part-time and full-time basis. This NQF Level 9 accredited program spans 180 credits, aligning with SAQA standards (73949) and setting the stage for a profound one-year full-time or two-year part-time exploration at our Auckland Park Kingsway campus. Immerse yourself in an active learning environment where every lecture propels you toward mastery of the intricate dynamics shaping global development.

Admission Requirements

An average of 65%+ at master’s level.


An advanced study programme by coursework, plus a minor dissertation is required. The
minor dissertation represents 50% of the final mark and must be passed independently.

For more information, please visit respective university web page link.

Future Career Outcomes

Witness the success stories of our alumni who have ventured into diverse fields, making significant contributions to society. This program aligns seamlessly with industry demands, ensuring that our graduates possess the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving job market. Develop a robust foundation that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of employers, positioning you as a sought-after professional in the realm of development studies.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit South Africa page for student visa and student life.