24 months
2013 EUR/year
2013 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The vision of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), which offers the Emergency Medicine at the Stellenbosch University, is to promote health and equality in South Africa and beyond. 


Key facts

The Clinical Emergency Care, and Patient Safety and Clinical Decision-making streams at the Stellenbosch University will be open to medical practitioners, nurses and paramedics. The African Emergency Care stream will be open to medical practitioners only.

What we offer

Non-communicable diseases are claiming ever bigger health tolls, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Emergency Medicine is still a relatively new speciality with very few specialists in South Africa, and even fewer on the rest of the continent. In addition, the Emergency Centre is the entry point of the sickest individuals into the health care system, resulting in the bulk of the care currently being delivered by non-specialised staff. This MPhil programme is aimed at improving the skills of doctors, paramedics and nurses to optimise care in the emergency environment.

The programme is completed by means of coursework and a research assignment/thesis.

There are three main streams:

  • Clinical Emergency Care for doctors, nurses and paramedics in emergency care, including a 60-credit assignment;
  • African Emergency Care for qualified doctors, including a 90-credit thesis; and
  • Patient Safety and Clinical Decision-making for doctors, nurses and paramedics. Two options are available: Option A (with a 60-credit assignment) and Option B (with a 90-credit thesis).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Research Methods 
  • Clinical Emergency Care 
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Education and Training in Emergency Care

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents
  • A qualification on at least NQF level 8
  • Registration with the relevant South African professional body (such as the Health Professions Council of South Africa [HPCSA] or the SA Nursing Council)
  • You must be able to converse and write in medical English, and pass a basic computer literacy examination provided by the Division of Emergency Medicine once you have been shortlisted
  • For the Clinical Emergency Care Stream, you must have at least two years' emergency care experience after your internship and you must have successfully completed two of the Advanced Life Support Courses (ACLS, APLS, PALS, ATLS, FEC)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2013 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2013 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    2013 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2013 EUR per year during 24 months.

R34 631

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 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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