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 Master In Public Health - Full Thesis Mode

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH)-Full Thesis Research Mode (NQF level 9)

Curriculum: Students must select a topic and design and complete a research project that is situated within the scope of topics and approaches covered in the Areas of Specialization offered at the school.

Admission requirements: i) An Honours degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or equivalent at Level 8 in any relevant discipline. ii) A tertiary level course in disease pathogenesis, disease measurement or disease control iii) A minimum of three to five years in the health or welfare sector with relevant experience in implementing policy or planning and managing health or welfare services, including a minimum of three years of significant research or monitoring and evaluation experience.


The application process consists of 3 main parts:

1. Online application

2. SOPH Student Data Form: This form asks you for additional details for your SOPH Postgraduate Programme application, in addition to your online application

3. Application Task: The application task consists of two parts, a motivation and a writing task.

Online Application: Apply online through the UWC website See Prospective Students on Home Page of the UWC website: Please make sure you complete ‘all’ fields to avoid delays in processing your application. Applicants for next year will not have to pay an application fee.

Once you have made the online application, the SOPH Student Data Form and the Application Task will be emailed to you. Please make sure your correct email address is included in your online application.

If you do not receive this form within one week of making the online application, please contact Ms Janine Kader at or


• Online Applications for 2018 will be open in June 2017.

Online applications will close on 1 September 2017, and all documents must be handed in as evidence for eligibility. 

Please view Programme Handbook 2017 for more information.


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