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Dear humanities honours student,


Are you interested in developing expertise in understanding poverty, unemployment, inequality, gender disparities, social development issues, social welfare or social policy? And, do you work for:


  • A Non-profit organisation
  • A Government department
  • A Development Agency
  • In a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department?


If you answered yes to some of the above, then this new offering at UJ will be of interest to you.


The MPhil is a collaborative initiative between the Department of Development Studies, the Centre for Social Development in Africa and the Faculty of Humanities at UJ. We invite you to apply for our new MPhil in Social Policy and Development.


This cross-disciplinary Masters Programme is designed to help capable and motivated students find solutions to complex issues currently facing our country, continent, and the world. You will have the benefit of engaging with a team of experts and scholars locally and around the world.


Applications closing date: 27 September 2019, 12:00


For further enquiries, email: or click here


WATCH – CSDA Director, Professor Leila Patel discuss more about the MPhil: