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Postgraduate study at Wits

Wits is internationally renowned for its excellent research, high academic standards and commitment to social justice, freedom and democracy.

More than 85% of our research is published in international journals. From telling the story of life, to finding solutions to deep level mining problems, from searching for the Higgs boson at CERN, to understanding the complexities of human interaction, our researchers are working with the best in the world to change our society for the better. Through our networks we are leading public health programmes that are improving lives, uncovering Africa’s mineral resources, and serving as a hub to facilitate research and postgraduate training with leading local and international institutions.

Higher degree qualifications at Wits result from more mature teaching and learning requirements as well as a deeper and more academic focus. Discovery and creativity is encouraged and where ideas are discussed freely in a spirit of openness and tolerance. Postgraduate students are encouraged to push the boundaries of knowledge by tackling fundamental research questions, producing publications of the highest quality, and sustaining the interplay between teaching and research. Wits is committed to ensuring that a new generation of researchers is drawn from a diverse range of young people.

We look forward to welcoming you to Wits in the near future.