Wits Faculties



Wits Faculties, Wits University has 5 faculties encompassing the Sciences, Commerce, Law, Management, Engineering, Health Sciences and Humanities with 33 schools offering over 3000 courses.



Commerce, Law and Management

CLM offers professional development in the business and legal areas of expertise as well as educational programmes that compare with the very best globally.



A wide range of qualifications are offered at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels by:

  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Economic and Business Sciences
  • School of Law
  • Wits Business School 
  • Wits School of Governance
  • Wits Plus, Centre for Part-Time Studies

These research entities provide students with exposure to ongoing research and activities that expand their knowledge and learning beyond the confines of pure academia:



  • Mandela Institute
  • Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Programme (CSID)
  • African Microeconomic Research Umbrella (AMERU)
  • Institutions and Political Economy Group (IPEG)
  • Knowledge and Information Economics/Human Resources Research Agency (KIEHRA)
  • Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS)

Engineering and the Built Environment

The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE) has the highest number of endowed professorships or chairs at the University of the Witwatersrand, and is home to seven schools:

  • Architecture and Planning
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Construction Economics and Management
  • Electrical and Information Engineering
  • Mechanical, Industrial & Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

We maintain strong links with industry through student bursariesscholarships and internships, and offer arange of programmes which include information engineering and biomedical engineering (within Electrical Engineering), and environmental engineering (within Civil Engineering).

Degrees in the Built Environment address the social, spatial and infrastructural needs of a transforming South Africa. 
Undergraduate programmes include degrees in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Property Studies and Construction Studies.]

Faculty of Health Sciences

The Wits Faculty of Health Sciences remains a leading research hub on the continent and in the world and our research continues to impact directly on improving and saving the lives of people every day.

The Faculty and its associated entities and partners provide a vibrant environment within which some of the best research in the world is undertaken.

In partnership with the Gauteng Health Department, we employ over 800 medical and dental consultants who are involved in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates and in the research programmes. We graduate approximately 500 students each year.

Our students receive academic training and practical experience in five major hospitals in Johannesburg, the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre as well as several clinics and rural hospitals in Gauteng. As part of the University of Witwatersrand’s academic teaching hospital complex, the role of the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre is to assist clinicians with all aspects of their clinical research.



We offer professional medical degrees in:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy

2019 Undergraduate registration information can be found 2019 Information for New and Returning Health Sciences Undergraduate Students

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities is one of the leading centres of study and research in the Arts, Social Sciences, Human and Community Development, Education and Literature, Language and Media in South Africa and Africa.

The Faculty offers an extensive range of programmes, some of which are vocationally oriented and lead to careers in specific professions, while others are theory and research oriented and impart critical analytical skills that open up to a range of careers in academia and research institutes, the public and private sectors and non-governmental organisations alike.

Our Research Partners

  • ACMS (African Centre for Migration and Society)
  • HCRU (Health Communication Research Unit)
  • CISA (Centre for Indian Studies)
  • History Workshop
  • Link Centre (Learning Information Networking Knowledge)
  • Marang Centre for Mathematics and Science Education
  • Public Affairs Research Institute 
  • SWOP (Society, Work and Development Institute)
  • WICDS (Wits Centre for Diversity Studies)
  • WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research)

Faculty of Science

One of the leading science faculties in South Africa, our mission is to create, disseminate and apply scientific knowledge towards advancement and development.

Study programmes in the Faculty of Science span the mathematical, physical, biological and earth sciences and range from the fundamental to the more applied, and from the theoretical to the experimental.

We want to be the science faculty of choice for students who value a comprehensive and life-enriching science education, for staff pursuing excellence and innovation in research and teaching, and for individuals and organisations seeking partnerships with leading scientists.

Come join our community of excellence and achievement and take your place in shaping the future.

General Prospectus,Rules and Syllabuses for Faculties

The University’s General Prospectus and the Faculty Rules and Syllabuses are downloadable below.

While every effort is made to ensure the integrity of the electronic version it cannot be guaranteed.

There are a limitied number of printed copies of publications below, should you need access to a printed copy kindly enquire about availability using the email Tebogo.Nqontja@wits.ac.za

For other Univeristy enquiries please dial 27(0)11 717 1000 for assistance. 

For queries related to applications, admission requirements and programmes offered please contact the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC) on 27(0)11 717 1888 or visit the Study at Wits page.

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