Start main page content
Master of Medicine The Master of Medicine is a full-time degree offered in a range of specialties over 3 to 5 years, depending on the specialty. These include Nuclear Medicine, Microbiology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, and more.
Master of Medicine The Master of Medicine is a full-time degree offered in a range of specialties over 3 to 5 years, depending on the specialty. These include Nuclear Medicine, Microbiology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, and more.

Qualification: MMed

Faculty: Health Sciences

Duration: 3 - 5 years

School: Clinical Medicine

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

Specialties offered: Anaesthesia, Anatomical Pathology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Chemical Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Community Health, Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Forensic Pathology, Haematology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Urology, Virology.

An applicant may be considered for admission provided that:

  1. s/he is registered as a medical practitioner with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, or s/he has a qualification from another university that would allow the candidate to register as a medical practitioner, or in the case of a foreign graduate wishing to train as a supernumerary registrar, s/he has limited registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa; and
  2. s/he is a holder of a training post in one of the teaching hospitals attached to the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University, or in the School of Pathology, or in another institution approved by the Senate and the Health Professions Council of South Africa, subject to the provisions of specific rules for specialties and sub-specialties; and
  3. s/he is the holder, of a minimum of two years’ standing, of the degree Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of this University or of any other university; or
  4. is the holder of, either A. an appropriate degree of Master of Medicine of the University; or B. an appropriate specialist or sub-specialist qualification awarded by one of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, or by an institution recognised by the Senate to be of equivalent standing, and
  5. s/he accepts the condition that, whether as Registrar or Supernumerary Registrar, s/he may be subject to a period of probation of a maximum of one year and that at the end of this period, the department or division concerned may advise the Senate that the registration of the candidate be cancelled.

Contact Faculty Office.

Faculty Closing Dates

Programme CodeProgramme TitlePlan DescriptionSA Cutoff DateInternational Cutoff Date
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Physiology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Anatomical Sciences 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Human Biology 30/09/2022 20/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Medical Cell Biology 30/09/2022 20/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Neuroscience 30/09/2022 20/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Child Health Community Paediatrics 30/09/2022 20/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Emergency Medicine 30/09/2022 20/09/2022
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Bioethics and Health Law 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Clinical Governance 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Critical Care 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy (Biomedical Informatics & Translational Medicine) 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Family Medicine 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Health Sciences Education 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Internal Medicine 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Nuclear Medicine 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Obstetrics & Gynaecology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Orthopaedic Surgery 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Paediatrics 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Psychiatry 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Surgery 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Wits Reproduction and HIV Institute 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Bioethics & Health Law 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Forensic Sciences 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MHA01 Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice Honours Emergency Medicine 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Community Dentistry 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Material Science 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Microbiology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Genetic Counselling 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Genomic Medicine 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Vaccinology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Anatomical Pathology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Chemical Pathology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Forensic Medicine 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Haematology and Molecular Medicine 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Human Genetics 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Vaccinology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Virology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Anatomical Pathology 30/09/2022 20/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Chemical Pathology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Human Genetics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Immunology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Molecular Medicine 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Physiology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Physiology 30/09/2022 20/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Exposure Science 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA16 Master of Science in Epidemiology Biostatistics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA16 Master of Science in Epidemiology Epidemiology and Biostatics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA16 Master of Science in Epidemiology Field Epidemiology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA16 Master of Science in Epidemiology Implementation Science 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA16 Master of Science in Epidemiology Infectious Disease Epidemiology 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA16 Master of Science in Epidemiology Public Health Informatics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Public Health 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Public Health 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Biokinetics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Child Life and Paediatric Psychosocial Care 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Clinical Pharmacy 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Pharmaceutical Affairs 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Sports Medicine 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MCA08 Master of Science in Medicine Sports Science 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Biokinetics 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Nursing 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Occupational Therapy 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Pharmacology 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Pharmacy 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Physiotherapy 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MDA00 Doctor of Philosophy Therapeutic Sciences 28/02/2023 28/02/2023
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Biokinetics 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Exercise Science 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Pharmacology - Biosciences 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
MHA00 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Pharmacology - Health Sciences 30/09/2022 30/09/2022
  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). 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.
  • 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.

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.

International students, please check this section.

For more information, contact the Student Call Centre +27 (0)11 717 1888, or log a query at www.wits.ac.za/askwits.

Click here to see the current average tuition fees. The Fees site also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal.

For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.