MA in Sociology, Industrial Sociology, SIA or in Urban Studies
The UJ Department of Sociology offers four MA degrees: (i) MA in Sociology, (ii) Industrial Sociology, (iii) Social Impact Assessment and (iv) Urban Studies. An MA in Sociology or Industrial Sociology can be taken by full dissertation or by coursework. Urban Studies can be taken by full research dissertation only, whereas Social Impact Assessment can be taken by coursework only. (Please scroll down for more information).
|The MA degrees in Sociology, Industrial Sociology and Social Impact Assessment consist of the three components: Theory coursework, Methodology coursework, and a minor-dissertation. Students are expected to identify themes for their theory essays and for their methodology assignments that relate to either Sociology or Industrial Sociology, depending on the degree that they have elected.|
The coursework MA is comprised of the following modules:
|MA in Urban Studies|
This degree is offered by full research dissertation only, not by coursework. The prerequisite is therefore 70%. In some cases, the department may require a student to complete its Advanced Course in Social Research Methods. Application procedures
For our Sociology MA programmes, the requirements are as follows:
MA minor dissertations are expected to be around 20 000 words in length and a full dissertations are expected to be around 40 000 words in length.
Applications should be submitted electronically, as this is free, whereas the hard copy process is more cumbersome and has a fee attached to it. The departmental application form: Postgrad application form.pdf should be uploaded together with all other documentation when you upload the central UJ application information, available here: https://www.uj.ac.za/studyatUJ/sec/Pages/Academic%20Application.aspx
International students are urged to contact the UJ International Office regarding additional application/admission requirements and costs.
Further queries not covered above may be sent to the Master’s Coordinator, Prof Tapiwa Chagonda, at email@example.com.