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Masters of Arts in Media Studies

The MA in Media Studies at Wits is a research-only degree, with no coursework components. Those admitted to the programme are 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 sciences and humanities, and a clear rationale for the interest in Media Studies. Students can only be admitted after an admissions writing test has been written, and if there is an appropriate supervisor available. The degree can be undertaken part or full-time.