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Continuing education


A new year, a new skill. Consider taking a course to keep your Wits edge.

Applications for the first semester are closed, but Wits Plus offers a mid-year intake (applications open in May) for most of its part-time programmes. Applications are however OPEN for the online short courses – please apply on the Digital Campus website.

Wits Plus has launched a number of new programmes in 2017 to address an overwhelmingly positive response from mature, working professionals looking to achieve a first degree or to expand their professional and personal skills profiles.

The existing general Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degrees are now complemented by additional options with Law as a second major. First-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering students from all the disciplines will also be accommodated on the part-time facility, initially as a pilot and in full from 2018.

The option of “occasional studies” offers further opportunities for graduates to complement their degrees, specifically for Law and the prerequisite courses to apply for the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP).

The high-level short courses at Wits Plus cover diverse fields including Accounting, Management, Investment, Law and Project Management and from 2017 students have even more choice with eight additional short courses. An ever-changing work environment also demands online study opportunities for busy professionals. We continue to expand the range of fully online short courses, which can be accessed from anywhere, and successful students receive a Wits-certified Certificate of Competence.