Wits Closing Dates



Wits Closing Dates, Applications for Masters and PhD degrees by research may be lodged at any time during the year for a limited number of Schools and candidature may commence at any of the four registration periods during the year mainly, January, April, July and September.



There are exceptions, however, and applicants are advised to check with the Student Call Centre: +27 (0)11 717 1888, click on http://www.wits.ac.za/askwits or contact the appropriate Faculty.



Diplomas, Honours & Masters by coursework

Most coursework degrees (Diplomas, Honours & Masters by coursework) candidates may only register in January of every academic year. Certain departments may offer programmes in July and applicants are advised to check with the Student Call Centre: +27 (0)11 717 1888 or log a call at http://www.wits.ac.za/askwits, alternatively you may contact the appropriate Faculty

International applicants

International applicants please note that the closing date for applications may be even earlier as to allow for the submission of any additional requirements including study permits should your application be successful.



2019 application dates

Please consult the Student Call Centre: 011 717 1888 or contact the appropriate Faculty for possible amendments to these dates. – See more at: http://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/applications/closing-dates/#sthash.FueBecoS.dpufPlease consult the Student Call Centre: 011 717 1888 or contact the appropriate Faculty for possible amendments to these dates. – See more at: http://www.wits.ac.za/postgraduate/applications/closing-dates/#sthash.FueBecoS.dpufCommerce, Law and Management

Wits Business School
IntakeStart dateClosing dateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar30-Sep-18BDA00Doctor of Philosophy (Management) WBS
BRA06Master of Management by Dissertation WBS
01-May31-Oct-18BCA16Master of Management in the fields of:Finance and Investment
BCA15Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
BCA14Master of Business Administration (FT/ PT )
BCA01Master of Management in the fields of: 
Business and Executive Coaching [14 December 2018]
Strategic Marketing [30 November 2018]
Innovation Studies [14 December 2018]
Energy Leadership [30 November 2018]
Digital Business [30 November 2018]
BXA01PG Diploma in Business Administration PDBA
BXA00PG Diploma in Management in the field of:
Business Administration (Full-Time Only)
Energy Leadership [30 November 2018]
Digital Business [30 November 2018]
Wits School of Governance (WSG)
IntakeStart dateClosing dateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18BDA00Doctor of Philosophy (WSG) [30 November 2018]
BRA06Master of Management by  (Dissertation)WSG [30 November 2018]
BCA01Master of Management in the fields of: [30 November 2018]
Development and Economics
Governance and Management
Public & Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation
Public Policy
Security
Social Security
BXA00Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the fields of:
Public and Development Management [30 November 2018]
Public & Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)[30 November]
Public Policy and Development Administration
Security [30 November 2018]
Social Security Policy Management & Administration [30 November 2018]
School of Accountancy
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18CDA00Doctor of Philosophy in the fields of: Accounting, Taxation
CRA00Master of Commerce by Research in the fields of: Accounting, Taxation
CCA01Master of Commerce by Coursework and Research
CXA02Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy (SAICA Chartered Accountant Route)
CXA03Postgraduate Diploma in Specialised Accountancy (ACCA Route)
CXA04PG Diploma in Taxation
School of Economic and Business Sciences
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18CDA00Doctor of Philosophy in the fields of:
Doctor of Philosophy (AERC)
Doctor of Philosophy (Development Theory & Policy)
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Systems)
Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)
Business Sciences (Business Finance)
Business Sciences (Human Resource Management)
Business Sciences (Management)
CRA00Master of Commerce by Research in the fields of :
Development Theory & Policy, Economics, Information Systems, Business Finance,Human Resource Management, Insurance & Risk, Management
CRA01Master of Economic Science
CRA01Master of Economic Science
CCA01Master of Commerce by Coursework and Research
CH016Bachelor of Accounting Sciences Honours
CH017Bachelor of Economic Science Honours
CHA00Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in the fields of :
Business Finance, Human Resources, Insurance and Risk, Marketing, Management, Economics, Information Systems
School of Law
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18LDA02Doctor of Philosophy in Law
LRA00Masters of Law LLM by (Dissertation)
LCA02Master of Laws by Coursework & Research in the fields of:
Commercial and Business Law, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, General, Hum Rights Adv and Litigation, Information and Communication Law, International Economic Law, International Law, Labour Law, Pensions Law
LXA03Postgrad Diploma in Law in the fields of :
Human Rights Advocacy and Litigation, Commercial and Business Law, Communications Law, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, General, Information and Communications Law, International Economic Law, International Law, Labour Law, Pension Funds Law 

Engineering and the Built Environment

School of Architecture
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18  FDA00Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture)
FRA00Master of Architecture
FCA02Master of Architecture (Prof)
FCA10Master of the Built Environment
FCA11Master of Science in Building in the field of Project Management
FCA12Master of Architecture
FCA14Master of Urban Studies
FCA15Master of Science in Development Planning
30-Sep-18FHA04BSc with Honours (Urban Regional Planning)
30-Sep-18FCA13Master of Urban Design
30-Sep-18FHA00BAS with Honours
School of Construction Economics and Management
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18FDA00Doctor of Philosophy (Building)
Doctor of Philosophy (Construction Management)
Doctor of Philosophy (Construction Property Management)
Doctor of Philosophy (Quantity Surveying)
Doctor of Philosophy (Real Estate)
Doctor of Philosophy (Urban Regional Planning)
FRA01MSc in Quantity Surveying
FRA02MSc in Urban & Regional Planning
FRA03Master of Science in Building
FX003PG Diploma in Planning
FXA02PG Dip in Property Dev Management in the fields of :
Property Development Management
Facilities Management
FH005BSc with Honours (Construction Management)
FH006BSc with Honours (Quantity Surveying)
School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18EDA00Doctor of Philosophy
ERA00  Master of Science in Engineering by Research in fields of:
Chemical Engineering
Metallurgy
ECA00Master of Science in Engineering (Metallurgy & Materials)
ECA01Master of Engineering in Metallurgy by Coursework Only
EXA00Postgrad Diploma in Engineering in the fields of:
Chemical Engineering
Metallurgy
School of Mining Engineering
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18EDA00Doctor of Philosophy
ERA00Master of Science in Mining Engineering (Research)
ECA00Master of Science in Engineering in Mining (Coursework & Research)
School of Civil Engineering
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18EDA00Doctor of Philosophy
ERA00Master of Science  in Civil Engineering (Research)
ECA00Master of Science in Engineering in Civil (Coursework & Research)
ECA01Master of Engineering in Civil by Coursework Only
School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18EDA00Doctor of Philosophy
ERA00Master of Science by Research in Mechanical Industrial and Aeronautical
Master of Science in  Engineering by Coursework and Research
ECA00Master of Science in Engineering (Coursework & Research)
ECA02MSc in Aeronautical Engineering (dual degree)
ECA03   MSc in Bulk Materials Handling
ECA04   MSc in Engineering Management
ECA05   MSc in Mechanical Engineering
ECA06   MSc in Industrial Engineering
ECA07   MSc in Systems Engineering
EXA00 Postgraduate Diploma Engineering in the fields of :
Aeronautical        
Industrial
Mechanical
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar31-Oct-18EDA00Doctor of Philosophy
ERA00Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical & Information Engineering (Research) 
ECA00Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical & Information Engineering Coursework & Research
ECA01Master of Engineering in Electrical & Information Engineering  (Coursework Only)
EXA00 Postgrad Diploma in Engineering in Electrical Engineering

Health Sciences



Applications and enrolment for pure research programmes within the Faculty are open throughout the academic year until the end of September. Please ensure that your application reaches the Faculty Office timeously. 
Master of Science in PhysiotherapyMaster of Science in NursingMaster of Science in Occupational TherapyMaster of Science in NursingMaster of PharmacyMaster of Science in DentistryMaster of Science in MedicineDoctor of Philosophy
Honours Programmes
End AugustBiokinetics
5 OctoberMolecular Medicine and Medical Biochemistry  
Forensic Sciences 
Human Genetics
Chemical Pathology
Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Anatomical Pathology
Bioethics and Health Law
End OctoberHuman Biology  
Medical Cell Biology
End November Physiology
Master’s Programmes (Coursework and research report)
End July Master of Public Health (Not offered in 2019)
Rural Health 
Social Behaviour Change Communication
Occupational Hygiene
Maternal and Child Health
Health Systems and Policy Master of Science in Medicine (Genetic Counselling)
End AugustMaster of Science in Nursing Master of Science in Epidemiology
Biostatitics and Epidemiology
Biostatistics
Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Implementation Science
Public Health Informatics
5 OctoberMaster of Science in Physiotherapy 
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy 
Master of Science in Dentistry 
Master of Science in Medicine (Bioethics & Health Law)Master of Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical Affairs)Master of Science in Medicine (Pharmacotherapy) Master of Science in Medicine (Biokinetics) Master of Science in Medicine (Sports Medicine) 
End OctoberMaster of Science in Medicine (Child Health Neurodevelopment), (Community Paediatrics). Next intake will be in 2020 
End DecemberMaster of Science in Medicine (Emergency Medicine) 
Postgraduate Diplomas
5 OctoberPostgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Not offered in 2019)
Next intake in 2020Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (Neurodevelopment), (Community Paediatrics)
End NovemberPostgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
End JulyDiploma in Public Health (Not offered in 2019)
Social and Behaviour Change Communication
Rural Health
Health Systems and Policy
Maternal and Child Health
Occupational Hygiene

Humanities

Closing dates Humanities postgraduate students 2019



Science

School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences
IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar-1830-Nov-18SDA00Doctor of Philosophy in the fields of:
Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences
Palaeontology
SRA00    Master of Science by dissertation in the fields of :
Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences
Palaeontology
SCA00    Master of Science by coursework & research in the fields of:
Resource Conservation Biology
Environmental Sciences
SHA00   Bachelor of Science with Honours in the fields of :
Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences
Palaeontology
Palaeontology and Geology 

School of Chemistry

IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar-1830-Nov-18SDA00Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
SRA00    Master of Science by dissertation in the fields of :
Chemistry
SCA00    Master of Science by coursework & research
SHA00   Bachelor of Science with Honours in the fields of:
Chemistry
Geochemistry

 School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar-1830-Nov-18SDA00Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
SRA00    Master of Science by dissertation in the field of:
Computer Science
Data Science [Extended 30 November 2018]
Robotics [Extended 30 November 2018]
SCA00    Master of Science by coursework & research in the field of:
Computer Science
SHA00   Bachelor of Science with Honours in fields of:
Big Data Analytics
Computer Science

School of Geography, Archaeology & Environmental Studies

Intake Start date Closing Date Code  Programme of study
January01-Mar-1830-Nov-18SDA00Doctor of Philosophy in the fields of:
Archaeology
Geography, Archaeology & Environmental Studies              
SRA00    Master of Science by dissertation in the fields of:
Archaeology
Geography and Environmental Studies
SCA00    Master of Science by coursework & research in the field of:
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing
SHA00   Bachelor of Science with Honours in the fields of:
Archaeology
Geography
Geography, Archaeology & Environmental Studies

School of Geosciences

IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar-1830-Nov-18SDA00Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
SRA00    Master of Science by dissertation in the fields of:
Geology
Geophysics
SCA00    Master of Science by coursework & research in the field of:
Hydrogeology
SHA00   Bachelor of Science with Honours in the fields of:
Geology, Geosciences, Economic Geology

School of Mathematics

IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar-1830-Nov-18SDA00Doctor of Philosophy in the fields of:
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Mathematics
SRA00   Master of Science by dissertation in the fields of:
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Mathematics   
SCA00   Master of Science by coursework & research in the fields of:
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Mathematics    
SHA00  Bachelor of Science with Honours in the following fields:
Mathematics
Mathematical Sciences

School of Molecular & Cell Biology

IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar-1830-Nov-18SDA00Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular & Cell Biology
SRA00    Master of Science by dissertation in the field of:
Molecular and Cell Biology
SCA00    Master of Science by coursework & research
SHA00   Bachelor of Science with Honours in the following fields:
Applied Bioinformatics
Microbiology and Biotechnology
Genetics and Developmental Biology
Biochemistry and Cell Biology

School of Physics

IntakeOpen DateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar-1830-Nov-18SDA00Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
SRA00    Master of Science by dissertation in the field of:
Physics
SCA00    Master of Science by coursework & research in the fields of:
Medical  Physics 
Physics
Astro Physics
Radiation Protection
SHA00   Bachelor of Science with Honours in the following fields:
Physics 

School of Statistics and Actuarial Science

IntakeStart dateClosing DateCodeProgramme of study
January01-Mar-1830-Nov-18SDA00Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics and Actuarial Science
SRA00    Master of Science by dissertation in the fields of:
Actuarial Science      
Mathematical Statistics 
SCA00    Master of Science by coursework & research in the field of:
Mathematical Statistics 
SHA00   Bachelor of Science with Honours in the fields of:
Actuarial Science
Mathematical Statistics