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Faculty Website: Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Department: Department of Industrial Design
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MA in Design (Research)
Programme Code: M8PD1Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 1 March 2024
Campus: Auckland Park Bunting Road
Contacts: 011 559-1022 or 011 559-1098
Duration of Study: 1 Year Full-Time and 2 Years Part-Time
The purpose of the programme is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation.
A relevant Bachelor Honours Degree. A “professional” Bachelor’s Degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma, with sufficient preparation to conduct research with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final-year modules. A relevant Baccalaureus Technologiae, with an average mark of at least 65% combined with a research methodology short learning component as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board.
In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their own work to an interview panel. A portfolio would be requested if further evidence is required of a students’ readiness to conduct textual or artefactual research. In the case of textual research the portfolio would contain examples of written research, and in the case of artefactual research a portfolio with design artefacts would be required.