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Programs

The Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management is a rigorous academic programme aimed at providing students with the advanced conceptual and analytical abilities they need to become effective public policy-makers and senior public administrators and development, practitioners.
Candidates will require a foundational knowledge of public and development management. This includes a solid grounding in the theory and practice of governance, policy formation, and the management of large organisations, including public bureaucracies. While the Master s programme itself lasts a year, candidates are required to first complete the PDM course, which will provide them with the requisite foundation. Therefore, the Master s degree is effectively a two-year programme.
Curriculum
Masters students will first be required to complete four NQF level 9 courses. They will then be required to complete a dissertation of about 35000 – 40000 words on a contemporary public or development management subject. The coursework and dissertation will each account for 90 of the 180 credits required to obtain the MM degree.
The coursework is aimed at providing students with the skills they need to conceive, plan, research, and write their dissertations. They also complete a reading elective designed to deepen their understanding of their chosen research topic.
Students are required to develop a research proposal, which forms the basis of their dissertations and to present it to a research committee for approval.
The courses are:
Quantitative research methods (20 credits)
This course builds upon students’ prior knowledge of basic sampling methods and simple statistical inferences, including chi-square tests. This material is briefly revised, and the course then moves on to the formulation of research problems, purpose statements, and research hypotheses for use in quantitative research proposals; survey design, questionnaire construction, and simple data analysis; and hypothesis testing, including power analysis and regression analysis.
Qualitative research methods (20 credits)
This course teaches students to design and conduct qualitative research, and analyse qualitative data. Subjects include qualitative research paradigm assumptions, qualitative research designs/methods, various techniques and methods for gathering and analysing data, ethical issues, and evaluation.
Research proposal design (10 credits)
This course helps students to progress from a theoretical understanding of research models and methods to formulating an actual research proposal which will form the basis of their research report. The proposals are presented to and defended before a School proposal panel.
Directed reading elective (40 credits)
This course assists students to engage in depth with a subject relevant to public or development management. It comprises a series of seminars in which the lecturer and students work together to explore the literature on a given subject.
Thesis
The thesis is the pinnacle of the Master s programme. After formulating their proposals, students need to conduct original and in-depth research, analyse the results, and integrate research and analysis into a coherent thesis. Students are actively supported by thesis supervisors. All P&DM academic staff members supervise theses in their areas of specialisation.
Admissions
Applicants for the Master s programme first need to obtain the PDM with a pass mark of 65 percent. Alternatively, they need to hold an honours degree in public management, obtained with a pass mark of at least 65 percent. Applicants in the latter category may be required to supplement the standard Master s curriculum with additional courses.
Course delivery
Both the PDM and MM are offered as full-time, part-time and block study courses. Part-time students attend lectures in the evenings, and block release students attend lectures in two-week periods spaced throughout the year.
Workloads
Both the PDM and MM programmes are designed to encourage independent research and study. The workloads generally comprise 24 hours of contact time per course, with additional preparation and study hours taking total hours to the relevant NQF requirement.
The total workload for the PDM is 1 200 notional hours. The total workload for the MM is 1 800 notional hours.
Assessments
Students are assessed by means of assignments and written examinations. Class and group assignments are also assessed. All examinations, as well as the theses, are externally examined.
Applications
Prospective students need to complete an application form which is available from the faculty office as well as online. They also need to submit records of previous academic performance, and a curriculum vitae.

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English

This programme provides students with specialist training in African and diasporic intellectual and literary history. Taught by leading figures in the field, the programme inducts students into core theoretical debates and new approaches in the field while using African literary material to resituate and critique major trends like world literature and postcolonial theory emanating from the Anglo-American world. Capitalizing on Johannesburg as the new intellectual hub of the continent, the programme draws participants from across the continent and beyond. Since its inception under Es’kia Mphahlele in the early 1980s, the Department of African Literature has produced a cohort of graduates who have taken up positions across the African academy and other parts of the world.
Benefits of the programme
Taught by leading figures in the field
Vibrant student community is drawn from across the continent
Opportunity to present work at graduate seminars and conferences
Support to publish outstanding research work
Opportunity to participate in vibrant cultural and intellectual life in Johannesburg
Curriculum Outline/Modules taught
Critical Approaches to African Literature
African Popular Media and the Novel
Narratives of the Indian Ocean
Contemporary Trends in African Literature
Memory, Violence and Representation
Writing Slavery in the African World
Book History in Africa
Closing dates
Normally 31 August for international applicants and 30 September for South African applicants, but under certain circumstances, we can accept late applications. Applicants for the dissertation-only option should contact the department prior to applying for admission.
African Popular Media and the Novel As many previous studies have demonstrated, the African novel has often emerged from a background of popular media such as newspapers, periodicals, magazines, pamphlets, popular novelettes, films, television, popular drama, letters, popular religious media and so on. As a recent study puts it “Ephemeral printed publications have helped to stimulate literary creativity by offering regular outlets for short fiction.” These media often provide the opportunity for stylistic innovation and generic experimentation which subsequently informs the more ‘canonical’ novels that emerge. More recently as well, this field of popular cultural production which straddles the oral and the written had been the subject of growing academic investigation, partly because it is in this zone that the bulk of African cultural activity occurs.
These experiments with genre in popular fiction are also a way of imagining and speaking to new audiences and public. The genetic innovation of popular fiction in Africa is often also a way of providing narrative expression to new forms of experience. By paying close attention to the forms of popular fiction, this course aims to raise preliminary questions about the formation of reading publics in Africa. These publics are in turn often tied up with powerful ethnic, racial, gendered, religious and regional identities and the course will ask how these identities interact with the ideas and notions of official culture.
Critical Approaches to African Literature
The appreciation of African Literature has been a site of intense debate since the international prominence of African Studies and Literature in the ’50s and ’60s. This course will introduce students to a range of debates that have characterised the modern development of African literary criticism. Equally central to our enquiry will be the need to register the confluence of African literary criticism and concurrent developments in the discourse of African history, politics, economics, sociology and culture. Although the emphasis in the course will be on exploring theoretical positions, seminar presentations must integrate the arguments explored with empirical investigations of texts related to the themes, issues of aesthetics under discussion.
Canonical Writers and the Post-Colonial Experience in Africa
The general study of African Literature in the universities has tended to focus on canonical texts like Things Fall Apart, God’s Bits of Wood, The Beautiful Ones are not Yet Born and so on by leading African writers like Achebe, Ngugi, Soyinka, Sembene and Armah. However, most courses tend to focus on the early works of these writers. Little attention has been paid to their more recent works. This course seeks to make a shift in focus by attempting to explore some of the more recent works of these canonical writers.
The aim of the course is to examine both the formal strategies and any new insights that these writers offer in their recent works. The focus will be on how the writers deal with the post-colonial experience in Africa and how indeed, they revisit some of the issues raised in their earlier texts. Since most of the writers have also theorised literary and socio-cultural issues in Africa, some of their critical essays will be read alongside their creative works, particularly at the MA level. Finally, although Nuruddin Farrah and Hama Tuma are not generally regarded as canonical writers, they are introduced here largely because they bring to African literature an entirely different perspective on the post-colonial debate in Africa and partly because they come from the Horn of Africa, an area that has not received adequate attention in literary scholarship.
The History of the Book
The field of the history of the book has been gaining ground as a major domain of enquiry for the last two decades. As a domain of enquiry, the history of the book has produced a long and distinguished tradition of scholarship. In the words of Chartier, its major focus has been three-fold: to understand “the text, the material object which conveys it, and the act which grasps it”. This triptych of issues has prompted a rich archive of an investigation into all aspects of the materiality of the book and its import for the social and aesthetic meanings of texts.
This course will introduce students to the broad debates in the field of the history of the book. These debates will be explored in relation to the existing material on the history of the book in Africa. As this is a developing field, the course will present students with an exciting opportunity to become involved in innovative research.
Contemporary Trends in African Literature
Over the last two decades, there has been the emergence of a distinct ‘third generation’ of African writers including figures like Dangarembga, Okri, Couto, Vassanji, Gurnah, Hove, Abani, Adichie, Isegawa, Tuma, Wainaina, Mpe, Duiker, Oyeyemi, Laing, Bandele-Thomas and so on. In theme, style and content, this cohort is distinct from the ‘classical’ writers of the canon and tends to take up issues that have emerged in other ‘postcolonial’ literature. This shift in literary emphasis has been accompanied by a shift in critical focus and much African literary theory is now dominated by various forms of ‘postcolonial’ theory. This course will read the works of the ‘third generation’ of writers through the lenses of recent critical theory.
Narratives of the Indian Ocean
This module aims to investigate the extent to which the Indian Ocean can be considered as a social, economic, legal and cultural arena. The module raises these issues with a view to understanding their broader consequences for South Africa’s future in the Indian Ocean.
Duration
The course-work and research report option of this programme are offered on a one-year full-time or two-year part-time basis and comprises three course-work units plus a research report for which a structured programme and supervision is provided. The dissertation-only option is also offered one year full-time and two years part-time.
Careers
Graduates from the programme have taken up positions in academia (having proceeded to a PhD), research-related work in NGOs, cultural journalism, publishing, cultural and heritage management.
Entry Requirements
Enrolment criteria/Admission requirements
A good four-year undergraduate degree (or Honours degree in South Africa) which includes a strong literary component, preferably with some postcolonial/African content.

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English

Ce programme offre aux étudiants une formation spécialisée dans l histoire intellectuelle et littéraire africain et de la diaspora. Enseigné par des personnalités dans le domaine, le programme intronise étudiants dans le noyau des débats théoriques et de nouvelles approches dans le domaine tout en utilisant un matériau littéraire africaine de resituer et de critiquer les grandes tendances comme la littérature mondiale et la théorie postcoloniale émanant du monde anglo-saxon. Capitalisant sur Johannesburg que le nouveau centre intellectuel du continent, le programme attire des participants de tout le continent et au-delà. Depuis sa création en vertu Es kia Mphahlele dans le début des années 1980, le département de littérature africaine a produit une cohorte de diplômés qui ont pris sa place dans l académie africaine et d autres parties du monde.
Avantages du programme
Enseigné par des personnalités dans le domaine
Communauté étudiante dynamique tirée à travers le continent
Occasion de présenter le travail lors de séminaires et de conférences diplômés
Soutien à publier des travaux de recherche exceptionnelle
Possibilité de participer à la vie culturelle et intellectuelle dynamique à Johannesburg

Curriculum Plan / Modules enseignés
Approches critiques littérature africaine
Afrique médias populaires et le roman
Les récits de l océan Indien
Tendances contemporaines de la littérature africaine
Mémoire, la violence et la Représentation
Écrit l esclavage dans le monde africain
Livre Histoire en Afrique
Dates de fermeture
Normalement 31 Août pour les candidats internationaux et 30 Septembre pour les demandeurs d Afrique du Sud, mais dans certaines circonstances, nous pouvons accepter les demandes tardives. Les candidats à la dissertation-seule option devraient communiquer avec le ministère avant la demande d admission.
Afrique médias populaires et le roman
Comme de nombreuses études antérieures ont démontré, le roman africain a souvent émergé de fond des médias populaires tels que journaux, périodiques, magazines, brochures, petits romans populaires, les films, la télévision, le théâtre populaire, des lettres, des médias religieux populaires et ainsi de suite. Comme une étude récente met “publications imprimées éphémères ont contribué à stimuler la créativité littéraire en offrant sorties régulières pour court métrage de fiction.” Ces médias fournissent souvent l occasion pour l innovation et l expérimentation stylistique générique qui informe ensuite les romans plus «canonique» qui émergent. Plus récemment ainsi, ce domaine de la production culturelle populaire qui chevauche la voie orale et l écrit avait été l objet d une enquête croissante du corps professoral, en partie parce que ce est dans cette zone que l essentiel de l activité culturelle africaine se produit.
Ces expériences avec le genre de la fiction populaire sont aussi un moyen d imaginer et de parler à de nouveaux publics et publics. L innovation génétique de la fiction populaire en Afrique est souvent aussi un moyen de fournir l expression narrative à de nouvelles formes d expérience. En accordant une attention particulière aux formes de la fiction populaire, ce cours vise à soulever des questions préliminaires au sujet de la formation de lecture publics en Afrique. Ces publics sont à leur tour souvent liés avec puissants identités ethniques, raciales, de genre, religieuses et régionales et le cours se demander comment ces identités interagissent avec les idées et les notions de la culture officielle.
Approches critiques littérature africaine
L appréciation de la littérature africaine a été un site d un débat intense depuis la notoriété internationale d études africaines et de la littérature dans les années 50 et 60. Ce cours vise à introduire les étudiants à une série de débats qui ont caractérisé le développement moderne de la critique littéraire africaine. De même au cœur de notre enquête aura la nécessité d enregistrer la confluence de la critique littéraire africaine et les développements simultanés dans le discours de l histoire africaine, la politique, l économie, la sociologie et de la culture. Bien que l accent mis dans le cours sera d explorer des positions théoriques, présentations du séminaire doivent intégrer les arguments explorés des enquêtes empiriques de textes portant sur les thèmes, les questions de l esthétique en discussion.
Canoniques écrivains et l expérience post-coloniale en Afrique
L étude générale de la littérature africaine dans les universités a tendance à se concentrer sur les textes canoniques comme Things Fall Apart, Bits de bois de Dieu, ceux Beautyful sont pas encore nés et ainsi de suite par les plus grands écrivains africains comme Achebe, Ngugi, Soyinka, Sembene et Armah . Cependant, la plupart des cours ont tendance à se concentrer sur les premières œuvres de ces écrivains. Peu d attention a été accordée à leurs travaux les plus récents. Ce cours vise à faire un changement d orientation en tentant d explorer quelques-unes des œuvres les plus récentes de ces écrivains canoniques.
L objectif du cours est d examiner à la fois les stratégies formelles et des nouvelles perspectives que ces auteurs proposent dans leurs travaux récents. L accent sera mis sur la façon dont les auteurs traitent de l expérience post-coloniale en Afrique et comment, en effet, ils revisitent quelques-unes des questions soulevées dans leurs textes antérieurs. Comme la plupart des écrivains ont aussi théorisé questions littéraires et socio-culturels en Afrique, certains de leurs essais critiques seront lus aux côtés de leurs œuvres de création, en particulier au niveau de la maîtrise. Enfin, bien que Nuruddin Farrah et Hama Tuma ne sont généralement pas considérés comme des écrivains canoniques, ils sont introduits ici en grande partie parce qu ils apportent à la littérature africaine une perspective totalement différente sur le débat post-colonial en Afrique et en partie parce qu ils proviennent de la Corne de l Afrique, une zone qui n a pas reçu une attention suffisante dans les études littéraires.
L histoire du livre
Le domaine de l histoire du livre a gagné du terrain comme un domaine majeur de l enquête pour les deux dernières décennies. Comme un domaine d enquête, l histoire du livre a produit une longue et distinguée tradition d érudition. Dans les mots de Chartier, l accent majeur a été triple: comprendre “le texte, l objet matériel qui transmet, et l acte qui la saisit”. Ce triptyque de questions a incité de riches archives de l enquête dans tous les aspects de la matérialité du livre et son importation pour les significations sociales et esthétiques de textes.
Ce cours vise à introduire les étudiants aux grands débats dans le domaine de l histoire du livre. Ces débats seront explorées en ce qui concerne le matériel existant sur l histoire du livre en Afrique. Comme ce est un domaine en développement, le cours présentera aux étudiants une excellente occasion de se impliquer dans la recherche novatrice.
Tendances contemporaines de la littérature africaine
Au cours des deux dernières décennies, il ya eu l émergence d une «troisième génération» distincte d écrivains africains, y compris des personnalités comme Dangarembga, Okri, Couto, Vassanji, Gurnah, Hove, Abani, Adichie, Isegawa, Tuma, Wainaina, mpe, Duiker, Oyeyemi , Laing, Bandele-Thomas et ainsi de suite. Dans le thème, le style et le contenu, cette cohorte est distincte des écrivains «classiques» du canon et tend à aborder les questions qui ont émergé dans les autres littératures postcoloniales . Ce changement d orientation littéraire a été accompagnée par un changement d orientation critique et beaucoup théorie littéraire africaine est maintenant dominé par diverses formes de la théorie «postcoloniale». Ce cours sera lu les œuvres de la «troisième génération» des écrivains à travers les lentilles de la théorie critique récente.
Les récits de l océan Indien
Ce module vise à enquêter sur la mesure dans laquelle l océan Indien peut être considéré comme une arène sociale, économique, juridique et culturel. Le module soulève ces questions en vue de comprendre leurs conséquences plus larges pour l avenir de l Afrique du Sud dans l océan Indien.

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Applications for 2017 are now closed
The Wits Real Estate Programme is the only one in South Africa that has been benchmarked by independent international academics (who are experts in the field) and judged as compared to similar programmes in Europe and North America. This enables Wits to offer a world-class education featuring internationally trained staff as well as some of the leading experts in the local market. The instructional spaces are modern and house state-of-the-art facilities. We offer you the opportunity to gain a real estate qualification at the doorsteps of the largest concentration of real estate employers on the African continent enabling you to start a career in the most sophisticated real estate market in Africa.
Career options
Property (or more appropriately, real estate) refers to land and buildings for use as homes, offices, shops, restaurants, warehouses, hotels, etc. It represents approximately half of the world’s economic wealth. Studies in this area enable you to understand how to invest in it, how to manage it, how much to sell it for and how to develop it. It could also enable you to advise others how to use it. A degree in the property will enable you to be employed in both public and private sector by firms, which own, develop, use or manage real estate or act as advisors. You can also work for financial services institutions as well as firms that provide consulting services to the finance sector. The following are some of the key business areas in the real estate sector.
The curriculum
Postgraduate studies will enable you to obtain either a Postgraduate Diploma, an MSc in Building (with specialisation in Property Development and Management). The latter is accessible by way of coursework and a research report (the taught option), or by means of a dissertation (the research option). The Postgraduate Diploma is directed towards applicants with a three-year Bachelors degree, usually in a non-real estate discipline. Applicants with a BSc in Real Estate can also apply to study for the Postgraduate Diploma. The Postgraduate Diploma should enable applicants to study for an MSc by research. The taught MSc degree is directed towards applicants with an Honours degree in Real Estate, Economics, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Building Technology, Civil Engineering and Planning. Direct entry to the MSc by research is allowed for candidates with Honours in Economics, Real Estate, Finance and Economics provided they can demonstrate proficiency in Econometrics and Research Methodology from their previous studies.
The curriculum of the Postgraduate Diploma covers 18-months of part-time time studies. The MSc covers one year of full-time studies and two years of part-time studies.
Why Wits?
Wits University has a reputation built on research and academic excellence. Wits are one of only two universities in Africa ranked in two separate international rankings as a leading institution in the world and is the only university in the country that features in the top 1% in the world in seven defined fields of research according to the 2007 ISI international rankings. In keeping with this tradition, we seek to become the leading institution in research and teaching of real estate in the world. We have thus gone out of our way to ensure the programmes measure up to the highest international standards in terms of coverage, instructional approaches and the quality of research training. Wits are one of the best universities in the world to study at if you want to be a global business leader. The inaugural Alma Mater Index, conducted by Times Higher Education, ranks the world’s top tertiary institutions by the number of degrees awarded to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Wits are home to 16 NRF A-rated scientists, based on a stringent evaluation of an individual scientist s research record over five years. These scientists are international leaders in their disciplines.
Application and admission
Admission requirements For entry into the Postgraduate Diploma programme, you will need a BSc degree or equivalent. Entry into the taught MSc programme will require an Honours degree in real estate, economics, finance, commerce, planning, civil engineering or a related discipline. Entry into the research degree programme will require applicants have a Postgraduate Diploma or a BSc Honours degree, provided applicants have passed courses in Econometrics (or equivalent) and Research Methodology. Applicants will be required to submit a CV and official copies of academic transcripts. Research degree applicants will be required, in addition to the above, to submit a research proposal in an area covered by the School’s research priorities.
Selection process Applications are closed at the end of October for enrolment in February of the following year. We will endeavour to process all applications and inform applicants of the outcome within two months of the close of applications. In exceptional cases, we may invite applicants whose profile does not fit the normal criteria for an interview to better judge their suitability. These interviews will take place in November. All applicants will know the outcome of their applications in December.

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PhD

PhD
Join top candidates from across the continent, participate in rich cultural and social debates and realize the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills.
The WBS PhD programme is the largest in South Africa and one of the most highly regarded on the continent. We seek out and bring together top candidates from across Africa to address important topics in their PhD research that are relevant to the advancement of business and society on our continent. We have students from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia and of course South Africa, and the best faculty from across the continent so that our PhD is authentically African in perspective.
As a student of our PhD programme, you will gain real cultural and social insights from our commercial and political debates, you will sharpen your ability to articulate, grow in confidence and realize the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills. A PhD shows the world you are capable of putting in the disciplined effort, logical thought and leaps of insight needed to be a ground-breaking innovator. It tells employers that you work diligently to discover new truths, evaluate alternative approaches and forge ways forward based on solid evidence.
Curriculum
The School is particularly keen to enroll students in the following areas of study:
Strategy
Methodological Issues
Business & Society
Decision Sciences
Finance
Marketing
Organisational behavior & diversity management
Essential Websites to Visit:
General Information – http://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate
International Applicants – http://www.wits.ac.za/internationalstudents
SAQA evaluation of any Foreign Qualifications – http://www.saqa.org.za/show.php?id=5741 (University requirement)
Financial Assistance – https://www.wits.ac.za/internationalstudents/financial-information/how-to-pay/ (apply directly with the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office)
Accommodation – http://www.wits.ac.za/accommodation (apply directly with the Central Accommodation Office)
Application Fee Payment Options – https://www.wits.ac.za/study-at-wits/fees-and-funding/
University Rules and Regulations – https://www.wits.ac.za/media/wits-university/students/academic-matters/documents/CLM Rules and Syllabuses 20
Entry Requirements
A good bachelor’s degree with Honours (1st or upper 2nd class)
A master s degree (1st or upper 2nd class)
An outline of your proposed research.
Availability of a suitable supervisor
A non-refundable application fee
Complete the online application form on the following link https://www.wits.ac.za/applications/ (parts 1&2)
Complete Part 3 form 2017 WBS PhD Application_Part 3 form
Complete the plagiarism policy appendix
Motivation letter
CV
A 12-pager proposal
Certified academic transcripts/records
Certified academic certificates
Note: If the link above doesn t work, please copy and paste the URL into a browser.
Additional Entry Requirements
Document Downloads
2017 WBS PhD Application_Part 3 form
plagiarism policy appendix
2017 WBS PhD Guideline Document
Terms and Conditions For Online Post Graduate Funding Applications 2016
Checklist Explanation document
Disclaimer: Cancellation of programmes by WBS
WBS is entitled to cancel or change the date of delivery of a programme without notice and for any reason without incurring any liability to individuals who have applied or are enrolled on the programme or any funders of such individuals (“participants” or “funders of participants”).
Without derogating from the aforesaid, and insofar as it possible, WBS will provide the participants or funders of the participants with 30 (thirty days) days written a notice of any cancellation or changes in the dates of delivery of the programme.
Insofar as the programme is canceled or rescheduled prior to delivery of the programme then in that event the participants and funders of the participants will not be charged the full programme fees.

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English

The Wits MBA Curriculum for 2016 has been redesigned to provide professional management education at Masters level that is deeply rooted in our context. Africa has some of the fastest growing economies in the world, yet lacks skilled managers to oversee the growth and development of these economies. The intention of the Wits MBA is to develop managers and leaders who will grasp the opportunities offered by South Africa and Africa.
Benefits of the programme
WBS has a proud history of educating business leaders
Combines cutting-edge theory and practical application
Excellent networking opportunities
Opportunity for overseas study at partner business schools
Includes a Global Study Tour with a variety of destinations
Curriculum Outline/Modules taught
Management and Financial Accounting
Economics for Business
Technology and Operations Management
Strategy
Organisational Design and Development
Critical Enquiry Skills
Business Society and Collective Action
Marketing in a Connected World
Finance and Investment Decisions
Entrepreneurship
Business Integration
Case Competition
Duration
MBA Full-Time – 12 months

MBA Part-Time – 18 months
Career Options/Opportunities
Premier business qualification worldwide
Opens the door to “C-Suite” opportunities
A personal rebranding exercise
A game-changer in careers
Graduates are well versed in all that is business management and can thus explore careers in a myriad of industries
At a personal level, it is challenging, exciting and socially rewarding
Enrolment criteria/Admission requirements
4-year degree OR 3-year degree plus Post-Graduate Diploma (NQF 8)
Post-university work experience – a minimum of 3yrs for the full-time programme and 4 years for the part-time programme
Acceptable GMAT scoreORWits Admission Test (Psychometric Test)
One-page motivation letter
Mathematics – A level of competence equivalent to the requirements of the SA Matriculation certificate is advisable.
SAQA (www.saqa.org.za) verification of non-South African qualifications
Application dates
Format
Duration
Application Period
Full-time
12 months
January 2017 Intake: Applications open on 2 May 2016 and close on 31 October 2016
Part-time: Weekday / Part-time: Saturdays
18 months
January 2017 Intake: Applications open on 2 May 2016 and close on 31 October 2016
Block release
18 months: 7 Blocks of 10-14 days each
June 2016 Intake: Applications now open until 31 May 2016
Entry Requirements

This school offers programs in:

English

POST GRADUATE STUDIES IN FILM AND TELEVISION
The Masters in Film and Television offers a Professional degree in the discipline of filmmaking and aims to stimulate learning at a postgraduate level through the application of theory with practice. The following Masters options are available to applicants: (1) MA by coursework with research report; (2) MA by dissertation. MA by coursework requires that students take three semester-long courses (one of which may be taken outside the division with the permission from the Head of Division). Students undertake research which consists of the production of a short film in a documentary, fiction or experimental film genres AND a written research report (10 000 words). Alternatively, students may wish to take the dissertation option without the option of a creative project (the written submission here is 20 000 words). Supervision of the creative work and research report is undertaken by lecturers in the Film and Television division.
WSOA 7078 Technical Production
Students wishing to register for the degree who do not have sufficient technical experience in the field of television and film production (specifically camera operation, lighting, sound recording, sound design, and editing) are required (as an obligatory course) to register for the core Technical Production Course. This is prerequisite for the Fiction and Documentary Theory and Production courses.
WSOA 7077 Documentary Theory & Production
The course provides the conceptual framework for documentary practice, its historical and theoretical underpinnings and explores contemporary debates in the field. Students in the course will be encouraged to explore their individual style through practical application and an understanding of how the director’s point of view is influenced by aesthetic, cultural and ideological realities and how these factors contribute to the shaping of documentary films.
WSOA 7024 Film Fiction
In past years different focus areas in this course have included, African Cinema, Asian Cinema, and Concepts of Screen Sexuality. Each year a different thematic focus is adopted to organize the investigation of aesthetics, race/class/gender, subjectivities and narrative approaches. The course offers students an opportunity to consider theoretical concerns of representations in cinema and apply these frameworks in the production of a short film. The aim of the course is to offer a series of considerations around the aesthetics and ethics of cinematic representation and its implications in terms of narrative writing and filmmaking. Students will be exposed to some of the central debates, interventions, and developments surrounding the chosen thematic for the year.
WSOA 7076 Screenwriting
This course is intended for students who have some prior experience of dramatic writing. It is not an introductory course and students are required to submit a writing sample of a short film script, theatre or radio play or teleplay in order to gain acceptance into the course. Prospective students should be committed to the process of developing and writing a full-length (90 -100 page) feature script within the preselected genres.
This workshop-based course aims to take students through a structured process of developing and writing a feature film script. Stages include an initial concept or synopsis, a story-mapping document, a full scene-by-scene step outline through to a first draft employing the classic 3 Act Structure. Students will be exposed to a range of tools and approaches used to facilitate screenwriting. Focus topics include genre analysis, story structure, character development, scene structure and writing dialogue.
To contact the division directly: PG.Film&TV.enquiries@wits.ac.za

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Applications for 2017 are now closed The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South.
Benefits of the programme
A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics
A strong research training , with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities
Curriculum Outline/Modules taught
Cities of the South
Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses and practices
Democratic Theory
Research Methods & Computer based graphic skills
Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies and Practices.
Closing dates
31 October 2018
Duration
Duration e.g. F/T or P/T by Research or by coursework and research etc. 1 year full time, 2 years part time. Weekly classes (no block release nor evening classes. Course work (50%), research (50%)
Careers
Research in academia (PhD); in NGOs, global or government institutions (for policy development or advocacy)
Entry Requirements
Honours degree in planning/ development/ social science discipline; Average Honours mark above 65%. A strong motivation letter with a visible interest for research.

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The PhD in Education is offered by the Wits School of Education, as a research degree. This highly innovative programme is designed to catapult you to academic leadership in your chosen area of study. Though the Thesis is the only examinable component of this programme, we provide support to ensure the success of your thesis through the following activities designed to support students in their studies, give students opportunities to interact with each other, receive critical feedback on their work from fellow students and academics beyond their supervisor, and provide forums for intellectual and emotional support in the research journey:
Research degrees weekends: The School runs four weekends dedicated to research degrees students. Each student is encouraged to present their research at least once a year, throughout the duration of their study. The presentations provide you with the opportunity to discuss your research in progress, listen to ideas and views from peers and another faculty who are not normally conversant with your work.
Seminars and workshops: These provide a vibrant research training programme to help you sharpen your research skills and to provide you with the necessary academic support.
Student reading groups: Students are encouraged to participate in these voluntary reading support groups which are designed to help you make sense of the various philosophical and theoretical perspectives in social sciences research.
Benefits of the programme
A prestigious qualification from one of the world’s best institutions of higher learning
The ability to engage in academic debates locally and globally
The ability to influence policy and decision making at various levels of government and other national and international fora
Leadership skills development
Research and Communication skills development
A range of possible career pathways
Curriculum Outline/Modules taught
There are no taught modules for this PhD programme. The degree is offered with specialization in various key areas, including:
Curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment
Educational leadership and policy studies
Science and Mathematics Education
Languages and Literacy Education
Higher Education
Disciplinary studies in Education
Inclusive Education
Deaf Education
Educational Technology
Education and the labor market
Rural Education
Closing dates
We have a rolling admissions policy on all PhDs. However, we encourage enrolment up to September each year.
Duration
The PhD Programme is normally 3 years full time, and up to 5 years part-time. It is wholly research based.
Careers
The two main career routes for a holder of a PhD in Education are:
University lecturer/ Professor
Teaching at various levels within the school system
Curriculum developers
Education administration
Various educational and research organizations, NGOs, etc
Entry Requirements
Enrolment criteria/Admission requirements
70% and above at Masters level
Assessments of each applicant’s writing and previous experience are also made. Interviews with applicants might also be requested. Admission is also guided by the capacity to supervise in the School with expertise in the student s area of interest.

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The MArch(SEEC) qualification is a one-year full-time program on sustainability and energy studies with a focus on cities, settlements, buildings, and architecture. With a strong focus on the energy and climate change challenge, this multi-disciplinary program aims to arm the graduates with an integrated range of competencies which will make them invaluable role players in decision making concerning the future/sustainability of cities and their built environment. Besides the basic technical principles on a variety of the interventions/technologies at different scales, courses in the program address a wide range of inter-related issues including policy frameworks, institutional structures, markets, behavior, finance and socio-economic dimensions.
Benefits of the program
Arising from their inter-disciplinary skills and competencies, graduates of this qualification are expected to play a significant role in the transition processes towards greening cities and the economy as well as consumption and lifestyles in the South African, regional and global economies/markets.
Curriculum Outline/Modules taught
Compulsory courses with a total of 160 Credits:
ARPL7010 – Understanding Cities of the South (20)
ARPL7054 – Energy for Sustainable Cities (20)
ARPL7055 – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Buildings (20)
ARPL7040 – Research Methods (10)
ARPL7056 – Research Report (in the field of SEEC) (90)
Elective Course(s) from the Following Options, to a total of 20-Credits:
ARPL7032 – Environmental Planning & Sustainable Development (20)
ARPL7005 – Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20)
Closing dates for applications
October 31 – South African applicants
August 30 – International applicants
Duration
The program is based on 180-credits earned through Taught-Courses (50% of credits) and Research (50% of credits). It is offered on ONE-Year Full-Time or TWO-Years Part-Time
Careers
Besides working alongside the conventional built environment professionals (architects, engineers, planners etc) as practitioners and consultants, graduates will find their skills in demand among other employers such as developers, media/marketing, municipalities, financiers and funding agencies, policymakers, extraction and manufacturing industries, research and academic institutions as well as NGOs. Green/Eco-innovation and Eco-Entrepreneurship are additional opportunities associated with the qualification.
Entry Requirements
The degree admits graduates with an honors degree (or equivalent) in a built environment, engineering, humanities & social sciences, natural sciences, law or economics. In addition, applicants must have at least two years of work experience after their bachelor s degree.

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