UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Closing Dates

PURE RESEARCH PROGRAMMES – PhDs and Masters by Dissertation
Applicants for these programmes may apply at any time during the course of the year.
Please check the tables below for exceptions.

Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management 
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Intake Closing Date for applications Programme of study
January 2016 30 September Graduate School of Business Administration – Master of Business Administration, Postgraduate Diploma in Management programmes, PhD in Management and Master of Management by Dissertation, Masters and Postgraduate Diploma programmes offered by School of Law.
School of Architecture – BAS Honours, Bsc URP Honours and Master of Urban Design 
  30 November School of Governance programmes
  31 October Applies to both coursework and research degrees, Honours and Postgraduate Diplomas not listed above.
April 2015 28 February Applies to pure research degrees only *
July 2015 22 May Limited coursework programmes are available in July in the School of Governance and Graduate School of Business Administration: Contact the Student Enrolment Centre for offerings
September 2015 31 July Applies to pure research degrees only *
International 30 August (unless earlier closing date specified)

Applies to both coursework and research and pure research degrees, Honours and Postgraduate Diplomas

* Please note: Commerce and Law do not have April and September intakes and only consider applications for a limited number of pure research degrees for the July intake and only under exceptional circumstances.
Please consult the Student Enrolment Centre for possible amendments to these dates.

Faculty of Science

Intake Closing Date for applications Programme of study
January 2016 30 October Master of Science by Coursework and Research
BSc Honours
Please consult the Student Enrolment Centre for possible amendments to these dates.

Faculty of Humanities

School of Human and Community Development
Intake Closing Date for applications Programme of study
January 2016 Open 2 March
Close 3 June
Master of Arts in Community Based Counseling Psychology
 

Open 2 March
Close 15 May

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

  Opens 2 March
Closes 31 July
Master of Education in Educational Psychology
  Opens 4 May
Closes 30 Sept
Masters in Research Psychology and Masters of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Psychology
  Opens 4 May
Closes 30 Sept
Master of Arts in Psychology by coursework and research report
  Opens 4 May
Closes 30 Sept
Master of Arts in the field of Social and Psychology Research
  Opens 4 May
Closes 31 August
BA Honours in Organisational Psychology
  Opens 4 May
Closes 30 Sept
BA Honours in Psychology
  Opens 4 May
Closes 30 Sept
Master of Arts by Coursework and Research Report in Organisational Psychology
  Opens 4 May
Closes 30 Oct

Master of Arts in Occupational Social Work 

  Opens 4 May
Closes 30 Oct
Master of Arts in Social Development
  Opens 4 May
Closes 30 Oct
Master of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology
School of Literature, Language and Media
Intake Closing Date for applications Programme of study
January 2016   Honours in Journalism

31 August
30 September
Career entry: International and SA applicants
Mid-career: International and SA applicants
 
Honours in Sign Language
  30 September
31 October
International applicants
SA applicants 
    Masters in Journalism
  30 September
30 September
International applicants
SA applicants
    Media Studies
  30 September International and SA applicants
    Honours and Masters and PhD in Modern Languages
  31 October
30 November
International applicants
SA applicants
    All other disciplines (Honours and Masters Programmes) including ICT Policy and Regulation 
  30 September
30 November
International applicants
SA applicants
School of Social Sciences
Intake Closing Date for applications Programme of study
January 2016

31 July
30 August
Honours and Masters Programmes
Labour, Policy and Globalisation (GLU)
International applicants
SA applicants
 
30 September
31 October
African Centre for Migration and Society
International applicants
SA applicants
 
30 September
30 November
Applied Ethics for Professionals
International applicants
SA applicants
 
30 October
30 November 
History
International applicants
SA applicants
 

30 September
30 September
All other disciplines including Diversity Studies
and Human Rights
International applicants
SA applicants
Wits School of Arts
Intake Closing Date for applications Programme of study
January 2016

31 October
30 November
All disciplines (Honours and Masters Programmes)
(no mid year intake for coursework degrees)
International applicants
SA applicants
Wits School of Education
Intake Closing Date for applications Programme of study
January 2016


31 August
30 October
All disciplines including Applied Language and Literacy Education and English Education
(Honours and Masters Programmes)
International applicants
SA applicants
Please consult the Student Enrolment Centre for possible amendments to these dates.

Faculty of Health Sciences

Applications and enrolment for pure research programmes within the Faculty are open throughout the academic year until the end of September.  Please ensure that your application reaches the Faculty Office timeously

Master of Science in Physiotherapy
Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Pharmacy
Master of Science in Dentistry
Master of Science in Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy

Honours Programmes  
End August

Biokinetics

End September Molecular Medicine and Medical Biochemistry  
Forensic Sciences
Human Genetics
End October Human Biology  
Medical Cell Biology
End November  Physiology
Master's Programmes (Coursework and research report)
End July

Master of Public Health
Rural Health
Social Behaviour Change Communication
Occupational Hygiene
Maternal and Child Health
Health Systems and Policy

Master of Science in Epidemiology
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Population-Based Field Epidemiology
Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Research Data Management 

Master of Science in Medicine (Genetic Counselling)
Master of Science in Medicine (Biology and African Disease Vectors)

End August Master of Science in Nursing
End September Master of Science in Physiotherapy 
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy 
Master of Science in Dentistry 
Master of Science in Medicine (Bioethics & Health Law)
Master of Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical Affairs)
Master of Science in Medicine (Pharmacotherapy) 
Master of Science in Medicine (Biokinetics) 
Master of Science in Medicine (Sports Medicine) 
End October Master of Science in Medicine (Child Health Neurodevelopment) 
Next intake will be in 2017 
End December Master of Science in Medicine (Emergency Medicine) 
Postgraduate Diplomas  
End August

Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Trauma and Emergency Nursing)  
Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Nephrology Nursing)
Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Opthalmic Nursing)  
Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Advanced Psychiatric Nursing)
Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Nursing Education)
Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Nursing Management)
Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Infection Control)
Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Intensive Care Nursing)  
Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Child Nursing)
Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Oncology & Palliative Care)
Diploma in Occupational Health

End September Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Occupational Health Nursing)
Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy
End October Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (Neurodevelopment)
End November Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
End July

Diploma in Public Health
Social and Behaviour Change Communication
Rural Health
Health Systems and Policy
Maternal and Child Health
Occupational Hygiene