The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness.

This qualification provides students the opportunity to master the art of independent studies by writing a research thesis under the supervision of a senior researcher. The focus of the dissertation is based on the proposal submitted by the student and decided upon jointly with the supervisor(s).

Admission requirements

The admission requirements are specified by the general university entrance requirements, not excluding the discretion of the Postgraduate Admission Committee or the Head of the Department. The closing date for applications for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester.

Contact details

Name: Prof Pier Paolo Frassinelli
Tel: 011 559 2810 / Email:

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated August 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
3 years
3,500 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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