UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Programmes

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees and diplomas, from the Masters of Medicine and Dentistry for clinical specialist training to Masters degrees in a variety of disciplines ranging from Biokinetics and Sports Medicine to Biostatistics, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Pharmacy, Public Health and many more.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is the largest of its kind in Africa, has an outstanding international reputation and has produced graduates who have gone on to become world leaders in their chosen fields.

Research degrees: In any field of research approved by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee and the proposed supervisor(s) and Heads of School(s).

Doctor of Science (Medicine or Dentistry): by submission of published work

 

Doctor of Philosophy: by submission of published work or by submission of a thesis.

Minimum of 2 year full-time or maximum of 4 years part-time

Master of Science in (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy): by submission of a dissertation.

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Degrees by coursework and research report:

 

Master of Science in Dentistry MSc(Dent) in clinical disciplines:
Community Dentistry, Maxillo Facial & Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Oral Medicine, Prosthodontics.

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Medicine MSc(Med) in the fields:
Applied Physiology (in abeyance), Bioethics & Health Law, Biokinetics, Biology and Control of African Disease Vectors (July intake only), Child Health (Developmental option), Child Health (Community Paediatrics), Emergency Medicine, Forensic Pathology (in abeyance), Genetic Counselling, Haematology (in abeyance), Immunology (in abeyance), Medical Microbiology (in abeyance), Nuclear Medicine, Pharmaceutical Affairs (part-time only), Pharmacotherapy (part-time only), Sports Medicine, Sports Science (in abeyance), Tropical Diseases (in abeyance), Virology (in abeyance).

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Epidemiology MSc(Epi) in the fields:
Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Population-Based Field Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

18 months full-time or 3 years parttime

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy MSc(OT)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Physiotherapy MSc(Physio)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Nursing MSc(Nursing)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Public Health (MPH) in the fields**:
Communicable Diseases, Community Rehabilitation, Demography and Population Studies, Disaster Management, Environmental and Occupational Health, Gender and Health, Health Management, Health Measurement, Health Promotion, Health Systems and Policy, Hospital Management, Maternal and Child Health, Occupational Hygiene, Primary Health Care Management, Rural Health, Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health, Social and Behaviour Change Communication

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Dentistry (MDent) in the specialities:*
Community Dentistry, Maxillo Facial & Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Oral Medicine, Prosthodontics.

3 / 4 years full-time depending on clinical discipline

Master of Medicine (MMed)* in the specialties:
Anaesthesia, Anatomical Pathology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Chemical Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Community Health, Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Forensic Pathology, Haematology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Urology, Virology.

3 / 4 / 5 years full-time depending on specialty

Honours  
Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Diplomas

 

Postgraduate Diploma in the fields:
Neurodevelopment

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Diploma in Health Services Management

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Diploma in Occupational Health (DOH)

2 years part-time

Diploma in Public Health (DPH) in the fields**:
Communicable Diseases, Community Rehabilitation, Demography and Population Studies, Disaster Management, Environmental and Occupational Health, Gender and Health, Health Management, Health Measurement, Health Promotion, Health Systems and Policy, Health Systems and Policy, Hospital Management, Maternal and Child Health, Occupational Hygiene, Primary Health Care Management, Rural Health, Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health, Social and Behaviour Change Communication

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H)

6 months full-time or 1 year parttime

Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy (PGDipOT)

2 years part-time

Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (PGDipPhysio)

1 year full-time

Diploma in Advanced Nursing (DAdvNursing)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

* The Master of Medicine in Clinical Disciplines and the Master of Dentistry in Clinical Disciplines are limited to applicants who have registered with The Health Professions Council of SA.
** Not offered in 2015 

Contact Details:

The Postgraduate Office
Tel: (011) 717-2076/2510; Fax: (011) 717-2119
Postal: Health Sciences, Medical School, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
e-mail: healthpg@health.wits.ac.za
Faculty of Health Sciences website