The African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand invites graduate students to apply to undertake an MA in Migration and Displacement with us. ACMS enrolls a maximum of 25 MA students each year from various academic backgrounds and countries.
Based in the School of Social Sciences, migration and displacement is an interdisciplinary field encompassing a wide range of disciplines including economics, public health, political science, sociology, urban planning, and development studies. With migration and displacement being such important and hotly-debated topics, the course has a wide-ranging academic and practical scope. The course is taught by ACMS staff who are widely published and have conducted innovative research projects.
The MA programme is designed to give students a comprehensive conceptual framework for understanding and analysing a wide range of topics in the field of migration and displacement. It also equips graduate students with the practical skills necessary to understand, analyse and advise on the drivers, impacts and management of migration within academia, government, business and non-profit organisations, where many of the programme’s alumni are currently employed. Students are strongly encouraged to partake in the Centre’s research activities and are frequently invited to publish and present their work done as part of this programme.
The MA (coursework and research) programme can either be undertaken full-time for a year or part-time over two years and consists of three courses and a research report. The compulsory courses are an Introduction to migration and displacement and Logics and methods of migration research. A third elective can be chosen from either ACMS electives which include The psychosocial and health consequences of migration & displacement (SOSS 7027) and Critical perspectives on labour migration and livelihoods (SOSS 7062), or from the School of Social Sciences.
The deadline for MA applications for 2019 has now been extended to 30 November 2018.
Enquiries: Teaching Liaison Officer Naledi Mazibuko +27-11-717-4097