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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UWC distinguishes itself as a major contributor to research needs both regionally and nationally.The department has collaborates with several national research institutions, including the CSIR, NMISA, SAAO, SKA South Africa iThemba LABS and with leading international institutes.

The honours degree is presented in two specialities:Material Science (MATSCI) ​and Accelerator and Nuclear Science (MANUS). These courses are aimed at students who go on to do a Masters degree in these two fields. The courses are presented in collaboration with iThemba Labs and the University of Zululand


For those who are keen to progress to a doctorate in one of the specialisation areas in the department.

Generous bursaries are available for these programmes

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