The MA in Media Studies at Wits is a research-only degree. This means that we do not offer any coursework components. Those admitted to the programme will be required to conceptualise and undertake a major research project in close collaboration with their supervisor, culminating in a 50,000-word dissertation.
Admission to this programme is limited to students with a strong Media Studies background and an average score of 70% in a BA Honours programme. We do consider candidates with Honours degrees in areas other than Media Studies, provided that there is existing training in the social scienecs and humanities and a clear rationale for the interest in Media Studies. Students can only be admitted if there is an appropriate supervisor available. The degree can be undertaken part- or full-time.
Interested students can apply online on the main Wits website, where they will be expected to upload an Expression of Interest in line with this template. If there is supervision available for your project, you will need to undertake a writing test and to provide one confidential reference from an academic source.