MA in Community Development (Coursework)

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Humanities
Department: Department of Social Work
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MA in Community Development (Coursework)
Programme Code: M7067Q

Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
SAQA: 73964

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 30 September 2023

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 1 Year Full-Time and 2 Years Part-Time

Programme Fees


The aim of this programme is to develop advanced competencies related to the scientific basis and professional education of social workers, social service professionals and other community development workers to meet local development needs in a changing global context.

Admission Requirements

A four-year bachelor’s degree in Social Work, or its equivalent, or a three-year degree in
Social Work together with an honours degree in Social Work considered by the head of the
department to be appropriate is required. Alternatively, students from related disciplines with
a three-year degree and an honours degree, or a four-year qualification considered by the
head of the department to be appropriate could also qualify. Students from related disciplines
will, however, not be permitted to register as social workers with the South African Council for
Social Service Professions after completion of this programme.

Selection Process

Admission criteria are based on prior academic performance, as well as a selection process
(including a writing task and interview). Applicants must have a fourth year or honours degree
average of 65% or above, although applications with marks in the low 60s may be considered
if additional evidence of academic competence is provided (e.g. examples of publications).
Confirmation is required from the student’s employer that internship and research may be
conducted in the work situation.

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