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Looking to enhance your career? Need the competitive edge? Join Wits, one of the leading research intensive universities in South Africa, to further your postgraduate studies.

Wits has a distinct and proud reputation for its academic and research excellence, innovation, enlightened discourse and its ability to  provide a platform to allow differing voices to be heard. It has a proud record of standing up for social justice, freedom and democracy and is inspired to build on its current achievements to create a better future for all.

The University provides a platform for intellectual debate and critical thinking across many disciplines. Our postgraduate students are afforded the opportunity to engage in real life research issues that affect not only the surrounding communities but the country, continent and the global village at large. Higher degree qualifications at Wits result from more mature teaching and learning requirements as well as a deeper and more academic focus.

Applications for Pure Research Degrees are considered throughout the academic year (PhD and Master’s by Research). Applicants are advised to consult the Faculty before submitting the application.

You can apply online and can only apply for a maximum of two programmes and two fields of study each, allowing a maximum of four postgraduate choices on the application.