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Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Diploma Specialities 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Education
Applications for 2022 will open in Semester 2021. To apply, you would need certified copies of the following supporting documents, without which your application will be considered incomplete:
  • Cover letter
  • Identification document
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree/Diploma certificates of Nursing & Health related qualifications
  • Academic records of Nursing & Health related qualifications
  • Proof of current annual registration with SANC
Please check whether your highest qualification is at NQF Level 7 before applying and register your interest in any of these programmes by clicking the link: Expression of interest

Registration and orientation 

The university registration period opens early January, and students are to ensure that they consult the general calendar for schedule and registration rules. In addition to the orientation provided by the university, the School will present its own orientation for nursing postgraduate students. Students will be notified via email with regards to the programme or may check the website for details.


The course cannot be done via correspondence and attendance of lectures is required. As full and part-time share the same lecture periods, one Tuesday every two weeks have been set aside for postgraduate class attendance


The course fees for each year of enrolment is determined by the combined cost of the total number of modules registered per enrolment. Detailed information regarding programme costs and payment rules and options can be found in the university fees booklet available for download from the UWC website.

Research Degrees

The School of Nursing has two research degrees
  • Master's in Nursing (Research)
  • PhD


Ms Noxolo Masete
Position: Postgraduate Diploma Administrator

Ms Nicolette Johannes
Postgraduate Research Administrator

Tel: 021 959 1724