UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Closing Dates

DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES
Applicants for Doctoral 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 31 August Master of Business Administration
  30 September Doctor of Philosophy in Management
  30 September Graduate School 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.
  30 November School of Public and Development Management programmes
April 28 February Applies to pure research degrees only *
July 31 May Applies to both course work and research and pure research degrees, Honours and Postgraduate Diplomas * (not all coursework degrees are available in July: Contact the Student Enrolment Centre for offerings
September 31 July Applies to pure research degrees only *
International 30 August (unless earlier closing date specified below)

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 30 September

Msc Coursework
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 2015 3 June Master of Arts in Community Based Counseling Psychology
  16 May

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

  31 July Master of Education in Educational Psychology
  29 August Masters in Research Psychology and Masters of Arts by Coursework and Research Report Psychology
  29 August BA Honours in Organisational Psychology
  26 September BEd Honours in Education Psychology
  15 September BA Honours in Psychology
  26 September Masters in Organisation Psychology
  26 September Masters of Arts by Coursework and Research Report in Organisational Psychology
  30 September

Masters of Arts in Occupational Social Work and Masters in Social Development

  30 October Master of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology
School of Language and Literature Studies
Intake Closing Date for applications Programme of study
January 2015   Honours in Journalism

31 August
31 August
30 September
31 August

Careeer entry: International and SA applicants
Mid-career: International applicants
Mid-career: SA applicants
International students: Honours and Masters

    Masters in Journalism
  31 August
31 October
International applicants
SA applicants
    Honours and Masters and PhD in Modern Languages
  31 October
30 November
International applicants
SA applicants
    All other disciplines including ICT Policy and Regulation (Honours and Masters Programmes)
  30 September
30 November
International applicants
SA applicants
School of Social Sciences
Intake Closing Date for applications Programme of study
January 2015

31 July
30 August
Honours and Masters Programmes
Labour, Policy and Globalisation (GLU)
International applicants
SA applicants
 
31 August
30 September
African Centre for Migration and Society
International applicants
SA applicants
 
30 September
30 November
Applied Ethics for Professionals
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 2015

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 2015
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

There are four intakes for research programmes within the Faculty:  January, April, July and September.  Time Frames for enrolment are as follows. 

January intake :  1 – 30 January       April intake:  1 – 30 April    
July intake:  1 – 31 July                   
September intake:  1 – 30 September

Please ensure that your application reaches the Faculty Office well before the intake dates.

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

End August

Honours Programmes
Biokinetics

End September Physiology  
Molecular Medicine and Medical Biochemistry  
Forensic Sciences
Human Genetics
End October Human Biology  
Medical Cell Biology
End July

Masters Programmes (Coursework and Research Report)

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

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) 
End December Master of Science in Medicine (Emergency Medicine) 
End August

Postgraduate Diplomas
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)

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