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Master of Science in Medicine

The MSc (Med) by coursework and research report is offered in the fields of Bioethics and Health Law, Biokinetics, Child Health, Emergency Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Sports Medicine, Sports Science.

Qualification: MSc (Med)

School: Across all schools

Faculty: Health Sciences

Duration: 1- 2 years

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

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Entry Requirements


  • A bachelors degree and the applicant has passed the relevant major course


  • A bachelors degree of at least four years duration from Wits or another university or a bachelors degree followed by an honours degree. Working experience or other valid experience may be required. Admission to clinical degrees not included


  • A masters degree from Wits or another university.
  • A graduate of this or another university who holds a degree in another faculty whose curriculum has ordinarily extended over not less than four academic years of full-time study.
  • A supervisor from the Faculty must be identified and approached prior to application.
Additional Entry Requirements


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Application Process

  • Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.
  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre. Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept or decline an offer, apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

For more information, contact the Student Call Centre +27 (0)11 717 1888, or log a query at

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