M.Sc. On Campus


University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

12 months
1736 USD/year
1736 USD/year
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This Master of Physics from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is offered in the fields of Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Crystallography, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics.


School of Physics

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg School of Physics, the largest in the country, engages in internationally competitive research within very diverse fields, some emerging and some established.

Key facts

Research includes theoretical and experimental high energy physics, materials physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, astronomy and astrophysics, high-throughput electronics, photonics, space propulsion, and physics education.

Programme Structure

  • The School hosts three DST-NRF Chairs (SKA Chair in radio astronomy, SARChI Chair in fundamental physics and string theory, SARChI Chair in theoretical particle cosmology), is home to the Materials Physics Research Institute (MPRI) with significant experimental infrastructure, the Mandelstam Institute for Theoretical Physics, plays an important role in the Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, and is the Gauteng node of the National Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


190 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science Honours in a related field with a minimum weighted average of 65%.
  • A supervisor from the School must be identified and approached prior to application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1736 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1736 USD per year during 12 months.

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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.


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