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University of Cape Town Justice and Inequality Masters Program 2019 (Scholarships available for Black South Africans)

Introducing the new interdisciplinary MPhil degree specialising in Theories of Justice and Inequality

Application Deadline: 31st January 2019.

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be taken at (country): University of Cape Town, South Africa

About the Award: University of Cape Town are delighted to announce a new interdisciplinary MPhil degree specialising in Theories of Justice and Inequality at the University of Cape Town. This new degree programme formally housed in the Department of Sociology is being offered in collaboration with the Poverty and Inequality Initiative. The programme, which commences in 2019, will seek to answer the call for curriculum transformation by approaching questions of injustice and inequality from a non-elitist stance.

Field of Study:


Eligibility: The programme is aimed at a new generation of scholars and/or members of the civil and political society sectors keen to generate knowledge and theories that abide by concrete realities of life in the Global South. It will appeal to especially those who are keen to bring different methodologies and disciplines together—for instance sociology and law, environmental studies and education, philosophy and arts, politics and literature, as well as film and urban studies, and so forth.

What are the requirements?

We welcome graduates with a major or specialisation within the Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as students with majors or specialisations in Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Commerce, or Law. Students from other specialisations and degrees not mentioned here may be admitted at the discretion of the Conveners and the Postgraduate Committee of the programme. However, kindly note that such students may be required to take appropriate supplementary access courses.

The minimum requirement to this degree is an upper second-class pass for the four-year bachelor’s degree. Applicants to the MPhil specialising in Theories of Justice and Inequality must obtain a strong average for their honours coursework as well as a strong mark for the honours independent research project. Other criteria taken into consideration for admission include practical, political or policy work experience where it is relevant to the programme specialisation.

Number of Awards: Limited

Value of Award: Limited scholarships are available within the programme. Preference will be given to Black South African candidates and students with disabilities. 

How to Apply: 

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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