The Master of Arts in Audiology by research is a 1 year full-time or 2-year part-time degree.


The Masters Programme offered is research by dissertation. The programme includes a week of orientation and a series of fora/seminars throughout the registered years of study.


An orientation programme is scheduled for registered students with the aim of providing relevant guidance and information to support the research process.

Fora/ seminars are scheduled throughout the year with face-to-face and/or online interaction

These fora/seminars provide:

  • A platform for students to present their proposals as a requirement prior to Faculty submission
  • An opportunity for students to share the results of their research projects prior to, or after submission for examination
  • Access to additional presentations by experts in different areas of research
  • An opportunity for open discussion amongst students and research supervisors

Entry Requirements

Masters by Dissertation:

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, or Audiology with 65% course mark aggregate in the fourth year of study.
  • Additional entrance requirements may be considered at a departmental and faculty level

University Application Process

  • 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.

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University Fees and Funding

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.