Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Arts in Sociology in South Africa

  • Course Name: Master of Arts in Sociology(Sociology)
  • Major Subject: Sociology
  • Course Category: Masters Courses

Institutions Offering Master of Arts in Sociology

  • Nelson Mandela University  Nelson Mandela University , Port Elizabeth   
    Course entry requirements:
    -Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. Candidates with an Honours degree in Sociology may enter the programme at second-year level.
    -Candidates who have passed the examinations on the grounds that they will be awarded the relevant degree by the University or on the grounds that the required status may later be granted to them, or who have in any other manner (e.g. RPL) attained a level of competence, which in Senate’s opinion is adequate for the purpose of postgraduate studies or research at the required level, may be accepted as candidates for the relevant degree.
    -Apart from the general admission requirements, a candidate may be required to fulfil further requirements, e.g. supplementary work or an oral/written examination as prescribed by Senate.
    -A prospective student must contact the relevant Head of Department or Director of School wherein his/her studies will take place, before applying for admission.
    -An application for registration as a student for a postgraduate research qualification may, after approval by the Head of Department or Director of School, be processed by the Manager: Faculty Administration.
    -Where applicable, a candidate must submit a research proposal for approval by the Faculty Postgraduate Studies Committee within the prescribed minimum period as stipulated in the postgraduate research policy. Once such approval has been obtained, an official research project is registered by the Manager: Faculty Administration.
    -Unless the Faculty Postgraduate Studies Committee decides otherwise, no candidate will be allowed to continue with his/her studies if a research project has not been registered within the prescribed minimum period as stipulated in the postgraduate research policy.

    Course duration: 1 year

    Mode of study: Full time
  • University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg   
    Entry Requirements:
    Masters by Coursework and Research Report:
    - A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.

    Masters by Dissertation:
    - A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.
    - A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application.


    Course Duration:
    - 1 year (Full time)
    - 2 years (Part time)
  • University of Limpopo University of Limpopo, Polokwane  
    Course Entry Requirements:
    (a) A candidate must be in possession of a Bachelor Honours Degree in a relevant subject or
    recommendation after the interview in courses where 60% is not achieved.

    Course Duration:
    (a) A minimum of one year and a maximum of three years.
  • University of Stellenbosch University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch  
    Specific Admission Requirements:
    • An Honours degree in Sociology or Social Anthropology or an equivalent qualification on NQF-level 8 that Senate considers as sufficient for admission to the programme.
    • An average final mark of at least 65%, with demonstrated academic ability.
  • Sol Plaatje University Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Applicants must hold an Exit Level 8 qualification (Honours degree) in Sociology or cognate qualifications approved by the academic head of department.

    Course duration:
    -2 Years (Full-time)
    -3 Years (Part-time)
  • North West University North West University, Mafikeng  
    Course Duration: 1-3 years




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