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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$4,412 /year
Part-time Study:2 years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Global Change Studies
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Science
Campus:East Campus
Course Type:Masters of Science by coursework and research
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The programme encourages shared understanding of different disciplinary conceptual frames, key problematics and methodologies, development of integrative research tools and the human capacities they require and enhanced networks for collaborative learning and problem-solving.

Curriculum

The degree consists of coursework and research components, comprising one compulsory core module and several elective modules, as well as a (preferably) cross-disciplinary research project in the area of global change. The core module aims to facilitate a multi- and transdisciplinary understanding of global change and will be presented in block release format with four 3-4 day face-to-face sessions over a full academic year. Formal and informal interaction between students, in the form of discussion groups, coaching, online tutorials, reflection and journaling, will continue between each session.

This module will employ an approach to teaching and learning intended to foster transformation among students and develop dynamic leadership skills. This will be achieved in part through an emphasis on facilitation rather than a didactic approach.

Critical thinking and leadership are important skills for resilient thinkers and global change actors, and these skills will be reinforced throughout the foundation module by means of discussion, response to texts, group work, and case studies.

Admission Requirements

– A Bachelor of Science with Honours from Wits or another university
– A graduate of this or another university who holds a degree in another faculty whose curriculum has ordinarily extended over not less than four academic years of full-time study.

Additional Entry Requirements
Applicants with a BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), BCom(Hons) or equivalent four year degree will be considered. Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview before a final decision is made.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $13

– Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment.
Apply onlineUpload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
– Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
– Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.
– All students for this programme, pay an application fee of R200

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

For more information, contact the Student Call Centre +27 (0)11 717 1888, or log a query at www.wits.ac.za/askwits.

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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC students: $4,412
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,412

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R66,900
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R66900
(The tuition fees for International students includes an additional International Registration fee R6,650 to the normal fees.)

**Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay also annual local tuition fees and related costs (The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

International Students should take note:
– 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee.
– This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
– The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March for undergraduate students, and for postgraduate students 30 days after registration. This excludes students with Refugee status.
– Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
– If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office (FASO).
– All international students (those who are not South African citizens or who do not have permanent residence status in South Africa) are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the tuition fee for the academic year prior to receiving his/her study visa.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Frances Duncan
Responsible for Faculty Enquiries