Masters & Doctoral degree information

Please note that the below admission requirements are subject to change pending selection and possible faculty-specific requirements.

Study information is subject to change and is a summary of the general fields of study. This information was compiled for introduction and orientation purposes and the North-West University accepts no liability for inaccuracies that may occur in this guide. The official yearbook of the University must in all cases be consulted during the process of compiling a programme for a specific field of study. The appropriate yearbook is available on request at:

Please note: owing to specific capacity constraints, the University reserves the right to select candidates for admission to certain fields of study. This means that prospective students who comply with the minimum requirements will not automatically be admitted to the courses in question. Because of the capacity limitations and the high demand from students for admission to particular fields of study, students will be selected on the basis of their Grade 12 results for admission to these fields.

Health Sciences

Qualification Description and Duration Admission Rules and Requirements  Campus and Mode of Delivery Entity / School
Master of Arts in Positive Psychology SAQA 90848
8EY P01 G802P/V
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Vanderbijlpark
Full-time
Contact
Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research
 
Master of Consumer Sciences
8CM N01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research
 
Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Psychology
8FL P01 G801P/M
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Mahikeng
Full-time
Contact
Community Psychosocial Research
 
Master of Health Sciences in Counselling Psychology
8FM P01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
Community Psychosocial Research
 
Master of Health Sciences in Research Psychology
8FP P01 G801P 
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
 
Master of Health Sciences in Human Movement Sciences
8DH N01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks
Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation
 
Master of Health Sciences in Health Professions Education
8FH N01 G801P 
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
Centre for Health Professions Education
Closing date: 31 October 2021
Master of Health Sciences in Psychology
8DM N01 G801M/V 
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Mahikeng
Vanderbijlpark
Full-time
Contact
Distance
Community Psychosocial Research
​Closing date: 30 October 2021
Master of Health Sciences in Recreation Science
8CN N01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks
Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation
 
Master of Health Sciences in Transdisciplinary Health Promotion SAQA 91930
8FB P01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research
Master of Health Sciences in Cardiovascular Physiology
8DD N01 G801P 
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
Hypertension in Africa Research Team
Closing date: 31 October 2021
Master of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene
8FG N01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Part-time
Occupational Hygiene and Health Research Initiative
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
8DE N01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences
​Closing date: 31 October 2021
Master of Science in Pharmacology
8DF N01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Master of Science in Pharmaceutics
8DG N01 G801P 
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
​Closing date: 31 October 2021
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences
8BP N01 G801P 
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
DSI/NWU Preclinical Drug Development Platform
​Closing date: 31 October 2021
Master of Science in Nutrition
8CW P01 G802P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks
Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Centre of Excellence for Nutrition
 
Master of Science in Nutrition
8DA N01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Centre of Excellence for Nutrition
Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacy Practice with Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology
8ED P01 G801P 
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
Medicine Usage in South Africa
 
Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacy Practice with Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
8ED P02 G801P 
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacy Practice with Pharmaceutical Public Healthcare Governance
8ED P03 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
Master of Science in Dietetics
8DB P01 G802P 
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
 
Master of Nursing Science (Awaiting SCAS Approval)
8FQ N01 G801P/M
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Mahikeng
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
 
Master of Social Work
8CS N01 G801P/M/V
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Mahikeng
Vanderbijlpark
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
 
Master of Social Work in Child Protection
8EU P01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Community Psychosocial Research
 
Master of Social Work in Forensic Practice
8EV P01 G801P
Duration: 1 - 2 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Consumer Sciences
8CA R01 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences with Human Movement Sciences
8CB R05 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences with Health Professions Education
8CB R12 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Centre for Health Professions Education
Closing date: 31 October 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences with Nursing Science
8CB R07 G901P/M
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Mahikeng
Full-time
Part-time
Quality in Nursing and Midwifery
​Closing date: 31 October 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences with Occupational Hygiene
8CB R08 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Occupational Hygiene and Health Research Initiative
​Closing date: 15 October 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences with Positive Psychology 
8CB R09 G901P/V
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Vanderbijlpark
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences with Psychology
8CB R10 G901P/M/V
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Mahikeng
Vanderbijlpark
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Distance
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences with Recreation Science
8CB R11 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy with Pharmaceutical Chemistry
8CC R01 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
​Closing date: 31 October 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy with Pharmaceutics
8CC R02 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
​Closing date: 31 October 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy with Pharmacology
8CC R03 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
​Closing date: 31 October 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy with Pharmacy Practice
8CC R04 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Science with Dietetics
8CD R01 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Science with Nutrition
8CD R02 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Science with Physiology
8CD R03 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
Hypertension in Africa Research Team
​Closing date: 31 October 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Science with Pharmaceutical Sciences
8CD R04 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Contact
DSI/NWU Preclinical Drug Development Platform
​Closing date: 31 October 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work
8CE R01 G901P/M/V
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Community Psychosocial Research
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Transdisciplinary Health Sciences
8CF R01 G901P
Duration: 2 - 3 years https://studies.nwu.ac.za/studies/yearbooks Potchefstroom
Full-time
Part-time
Contact
Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research