12 months
5070 USD/year
5070 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Architecture (Professional) offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a 1 year full-time degree.


Key facts

The Master of Architecture (Professional)  offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  is a one year masters by coursework degree fulfilling the academic requirements for registration as a Professional Architect with the South African Council for the Architecture Profession.

The School of Architecture and Planning’s core activity is the provision of an excellent learning environment towards accredited professional degrees in 

  • architecture 
  • planning
  • postgraduate qualification in related fields, namely Urban Design, Sustainable Energy Efficient Cities, Housing and Human Settlements, Urban Politics and Governance, Urban Management, and Urban Research.

Programme Structure

  • Through its teaching, research, creative work, community engagement and public debate, the School of Architecture & Planning has a large and positive influence on our society. For over 80 years, it has responded to the changing cities, communities and built environment in South Africa and to the rapidly globalizing, and urbanised world.Young students who are serious about a career in architecture and planning will do well to study with us. Those seeking to build on their existing degrees and careers will find opportunities for specialization as well as research enquiry within our degree offering.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


190 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Applicants with Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) degrees from other institutions will be required to attend a portfolio interview with a Selection Panel from the School of Architecture & Planning in order for them to be considered for a place in the  MArch (Prof) programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5070 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5070 USD per year during 12 months.

R 74 200

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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