Home » Wits University Postgraduate Courses 2023/2024

Wits University Postgraduate Courses 2023/2024

  • by

The general public and all those interested in studying at the University of the Witwatersrand, WITS are hereby informed that the list of Postgraduate diploma, masters and doctorate courses offered at the institution has been listed in the article and can be found below. For details on the undergraduate courses, please consult Wits University Undergraduate Courses

A postgraduate diploma offers studies at the graduate level. This type of diploma may be awarded in some countries to those students who have completed most of a master’s degree program, without the dissertation or thesis paper.

LIST OF POSTGRADUATE COURSES OFFERED AT UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND

There are numerous postgraduate programmes under different faculties offered at Wits University. Below are the details of the various courses:

FACULTY OF COMMERCE, LAW AND MANAGEMENT

Under this faculty the following postgraduate courses are offered:

PhD – Accountancy(2-4 years, full-time; part-time): This programme is typically aimed at MCom graduates.

BAccSc(Hons) – Accounting Science(1 year, full-time): The core subjects are Auditing, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance and Taxation.

BCom(Hons) – Applied Development Economics(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MCom – Applied Development Economics(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BEconSc(Hons) – Economic Science(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BCom(Hons) – Marketing(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BCom(Hons) – Human Resource Management(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BCom(Hons) – Insurance and Risk Management(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BCom(Hons) – Management(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MBA – Master of Business Administration(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BCom(Hons) – Finance(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

PhD – Wits Business School(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

PhD – Law(2-4 years, part-time and full-time)

PhD – Business Sciences(2-4 years, full-time; part-time)

PhD – Economics(2-4 years, part-time and full-time)

PhD – Finance(2-4 years, full-time; part-time)

PhD – Information Systems(2-4 years, part-time and full-time)

PhD – Governance(2-4 years, part-time and full-time)

BCom(Hons) – Economics(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): Candidates must complete four compulsory courses and two elective courses.

BCom(Hons) – Information Systems(1 year, full-time)

LLM – Labour Dispute Resolution Practice(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

LLM – Information and Communications Law(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): Candidates are required to complete four courses and a research report in the field of Information and Communications Law.

MCom – Master of Commerce(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): This programme is a supervised dissertation on an approved topic within the areas of Information Systems, Management, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, and Industrial Organisation.

MCom – Financial and Integrated Reporting(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MCom – Accounting(1-2 years, full-time and part-time)

MCom – Information Systems(2 years, part-time)

MCom – Taxation(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MEconSc – Master of Economic Science(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): In this programme candidates learn how to apply specialized knowledge to Economics, Statistics and Actuarial Science problems.

LLM – International Law(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

LLM – Master of Laws(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): Here, candidates have the opportunity to conduct their own research into a specific area of the law.

LLM – General(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): This programme gives lawyers the chance to broaden and deepen their knowledge in a range of legal disciplines.

LLM – Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

LLM – Commercial and Business Law(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): This programme covers a range of issues across mercantile law.

LLM – Corporate Law(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): This programme covers such topics as corporate sustainability, corporate regulatory compliance, legal capital regulation, and corporate governance inadequacies.

LLM – Environmental Law(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): In this programme candidates must complete four courses and a research report in the field of environmental law.

LLM – International Economic Law(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

LLM – Labour Law(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

LLM – Pensions Law(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MM – Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation(2 years, full-time and part-time): This is the Master of Management by coursework and research report in Governance(Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation)

MM – Development and Economics(2 years, full-time and part-time): This is the Master of Management by coursework and research report in Governance(Development and Economics).

MM – General(2 years, full-time and part-time): This is the Master of Management by coursework and research report in Governance(General)

MM – Governance and Management(2 years, full-time and part-time)

MM – Public Policy(2 years, full-time and part-time)

MM – Peace and Security(2 years, full-time and part-time)

MM – Social Security(2 years, full-time and part-time)

MM – Master of Management (WBS)(2 years, full-time): The Wits Business School Master of Management programmes cover Research, Business Executive Coaching, Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, Finance and Investment, Strategic Marketing, Innovation Studies, Digital Business, and Energy Leadership.

LLM – Tax Law(2 years, part-time)

MCom – Economics(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MCom – Environmental and Energy Economics(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MCom – Finance: The Master of Commerce by coursework and research report in the field of Finance is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.

MCom – Health Economics(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MM – Governance(Minimum one year, full-time; part-time)

PDM – Public and Development Management(1 year, full-time)

PDM – Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation(1 year, full-time): The Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the field of Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation is offered by the Wits School of Governance.

PDM – Management(1 year, full-time)

PGDip – Specialised Accountancy(1 year, full-time): This programme is aligned to the professional level syllabus of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

PGDip – Accountancy(1 year, full-time): This diploma will provide students with access to the SAICA Initial Test of Competence Board Exam.

PGDipLaw – Postgraduate Diploma in Law(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): The PG Diploma in Law is offered in the fields of Commercial and Business Law, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, General, Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation, Information and Communications Law, International Law, International Economic Law, Labour Law, Pensions Law, and Tax Law.

PDM – Security(1 year, full-time)

PGDip – Taxation(18 months, part-time)

 

Wits Postgraduate Courses 2023

 

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Under this faculty the following postgraduate courses are offered:

MArch(Prof) – Architecture (Professional)(1 year, full-time)

BAS(Hons) – Architectural Studies(1 year full-time, 2 years part-time)

BSc(Hons)(QS) – Quantity Surveying(1 year, full-time)

MSc (Eng) – Chemical Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

Ph.D. – Chemical Engineering(2-4 years, full time; part-time)

MEng – Civil and Environmental Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MSc (Eng) – Civil and Environmental Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): This degree is offered in the fields of Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical and Materials Engineering, Structural Engineering, Water Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering and Management.

PhD – Civil and Environmental Engineering(2-4 years, full-time; part-time): This degree is offered in the fields of Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Project and Construction Management, Structural, Materials and Water Engineering.

MSc (Eng) – Electrical Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): This degree is offered in the specializations of Power Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering

MSc (Eng) – Electrical Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

PhD – Electrical Engineering(2-4 years, full-time; part-time)

BSc(Hons)(CM) – Construction Management(1 year, full-time)

MArch – Architecture(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MScDP – Development Planning(1 year full-time or 2 years part-time): This degree is accredited by the South African Council for Planners.

MUD – Urban Design(2 years, part-time)

MUS – Master of Urban Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

PhD – Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering(2-4 years, full-time; part-time)

MEng – Electrical Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

PhD – Metallurgical Engineering(2-4 years, full-time; part-time)

MEng – Metallurgy and Materials Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): This is offered in the field of Welding Engineering.

MSc (Eng) – Metallurgy and Materials Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): This is the Master of Science in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering by dissertation or by coursework and research report.

MEng – Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MSc (Eng) – Mining Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

PhD – Mining Engineering(2-4 years, full-time; part-time)

MSc (Building) – Construction Project Management(2 years, part-time)

MSc (Building) – Property Development and Management(2 years, part-time): This programme is available to only those with an honors degree in Real Estate, Property, Economics, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Building Technology, Civil Engineering and Planning.

MSc (Eng) – MSc Aeronautical Engineering(18 months, full-time)

MSc (Eng) – Industrial Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MSc (Eng) – Mechanical Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MSc (QS) – Quantity Surveying(1 year, full-time)

MSc (Eng) – Systems Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

MSc(URP) – Urban and Regional Planning(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

PGDip – Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): The Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering is offered in six fields within the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering.

PGDip – Electrical Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

PGDip – Engineering(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): This is offered in Engineering branches.

PGDipPlanning – Planning(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

PhD – Architecture or Planning(2-4 years, full-time; part-time)

PhD – Doctor of Philosophy(2-4 years, full-time; part-time): This programme is offered in the fields of Building, Real Estate, Construction Management, Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying over 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.

PGDip PDM – Property Development and Management(2 years, part-time): The Postgraduate Diploma in Property Development and Management (PGDip PDM) is offered in the fields of Facilities Management and Property Development and Management.

BSc(Hons)(URP) – Urban and Regional Planning(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

 

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

Under this faculty the following postgraduate courses are offered:

BA(Hons) – African Languages and Linguistics(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Bachelor of Arts Honours(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Applied Language and Literacy Education(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Archaeology(1 year, full-time)

BA(Hons) – Creative Writing(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Critical Diversity Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Cultural Policy and Management(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Development Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Digital Arts(1-2 years, full-time; part-time):  The Digital Arts Honours Degree is a research and coursework programme and can be taken in three subject areas: Animation, Interactive Media, Interactivity & Writing or Game Design.

BA(Hons) – Drama Therapy(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – English(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Fine Art(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – French Language and Literature(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Geography(1 year, full-time)

BA(Hons) – German Language and Literature(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Bachelors of Art Honours, Heritage Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – History(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Bachelors of Art Honours, History of Art(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – International Relations(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Journalism and Media Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Linguistics(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Media Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Music(1 year full-time, 2 years part-time)

BA(Hons) – Organisational Psychology(1 year, full-time; part time)

BA(Hons) – Philosophy(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Political Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Portuguese studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Psychology: The Bachelor of Arts with Honours in the field of Psychology can be taken over 1 year full-time or over 2 years of part-time study.

BA(Hons) – Publishing Studies(1 year, full-time)

BA(Hons) – Sociology(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – South African Sign Language(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Spanish(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Translation or Interpreting(1 year, full-time)

BA(Hons) – Transnational Literary and Cultural Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Interdisciplinary Arts and Culture Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Theatre and Performance(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Demography and Population Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Italian Studies(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Joint Honours(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Anthropology(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Applied Drama: Theatre in Education, Communities and Social Contexts(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BA(Hons) – Film and Television(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

To check out the other programmes under this faculty you can visit; https://www.wits.ac.za/humanities/postgraduate-programmes

 

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Under this faculty the following postgraduate courses are offered:

BHSc(Honors) – Anatomical Pathology(1 year, full-time)

BCMP(Hons) – Emergency Medicine(2 years, part-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Forensic Sciences(1 year, full-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Human Biology(1 year, full-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Human Genetics(1 year, full-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Medical Cell Biology(1 year, full-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Molecular Medicine(1 year, full-time; part-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Pharmacology(1 or 2 years, full-time; part-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Physiology(1 year, full-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Public Health(1 year, full-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Bioethics and Health Law(1 year, full-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Biokinetics(1 year, full-time)

BHSc(Honors) – Chemical Pathology(1 year, full-time)

PGDCH – Child Health(1-2 years, full-time; part-time): The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Healthis offered in the fields of Community Pediatrics and Neurodevelopment.

BHSc(Honors) – Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases(1 year, full-time)

DPH – Public Health(2 years, part-time): This is offered in the fields of Occupational Hygiene, Maternal and Child Health, Health Systems and Policy, Social and Behavioural Change Communication and Rural Health

BHSc(Honors) – Exercise Science(1 year, full-time)

MHSc(Education) – Health Science Education(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

To access the other programmes, check https://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/academic-programmes/faculty-of-health-sciences

 

FACULTY OF SCIENCES

This faculty offers the following programmes:

PhD – Science(2-4 years, full-time; part-time)

BScHons – Actuarial Science(1 year, full-time)

BScHons – Animal, Plant and Environmental Science(1 year, full-time)

BScHons – Applied Bioinformatics(1 year, full-time)

BScHons – Big Data Analytics(1 year, full-time)

BScHons – Computational and Applied Mathematics(1 year, full-time)

BScHons – Mathematical Sciences(1 year, full-time)

BScHons – Computer Science(1-2 years, full-time; part-time)

BScHons – Genetics and Developmental Biology(1 year, full-time)

BScHons – Geochemistry(1 year, full-time)

MSc – Geographical Information Systems(GIS) and Remote Sensing(1 year, full-time; part-time)

BScHons – Geology(1 year, full-time)

To access the numerous other programmes under this faculty, check https://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/academic-programmes/faculty-of-science

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.