Health Professions Education

Stellenbosch University

24 months
568 EUR/year
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The vision of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), which offers the Health Professions Education programme at the Stellenbosch University, is to promote health and equality in South Africa and beyond.


The Health Professions Education programme at the Stellenbosch University consists of two streams, namely the structured programme and the thesis programme.

What we offer

The programme is presented by means of technology-mediated teaching and learning, with one contact session per year. If you are following the structured programme, you must attend the contact sessions. If, however, you have been admitted to the thesis programme, the contact sessions are optional, except if you are unable to submit proof of sufficient research experience as indicated above. In that instance, you must attend and pass the contact sessions for the Educational Research for Change in Health Professions Education and the Research Methodology Component of the Research Assignment modules.

The programme is research based and aims to equip you to understand, critically evaluate and apply the following within teaching and learning contexts in health sciences:

  • contemporary and appropriate educational approaches;
  • principles of professional practice, with specific reference to ethics, reflection and social responsiveness; and
  • findings derived from international and particularly African research in health professions education within the context of diversity and varying levels of resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership in Health Professions Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Health Professions Education
  • Curriculum Development and Analysis in Health Professions Education
  • Assessment in Health Professions Education
  • Research Methodology in Health Professions Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents 
  • One of the following qualifications: a four-year bachelor's degree in a field of study related to Health Sciences and be currently employed in a health sciences environment or, an honours degree in Education or Social Sciences or, another degree on NQF level 7 or higher and relevant experience in tertiary education or, a relevant degree or diploma and a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education and relevant experience in tertiary education 
  • Submit a complete research protocol to the satisfaction of the programme committee and provide proof of sufficient research experience in education or social sciences

Tuition Fee

  • International

    568 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 568 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.



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