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University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

36 months
4451 USD/year
4451 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a full-time degree offered in a range of specialties over 3 to 5 years, depending on the specialty.


Key fatcs

The School of Clinical Medicine (SOCM) remains the largest school in the Faculty. It has hosts nine major departments (Family medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Internal medicine, Radiation sciences, Neurosciences, Anaesthesia, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Psychiatry) and three centres (Steve Biko Centre for Medical Bioethics, Wits Centre for Rural Health and Centre for Palliative care).

The SOCM is still the highest contributor to the publication output in the Faculty. There has been an increase in the number of publications during this period. The service workload and teaching responsibilities remain an impediment to reaching our full publication potential. Despite the workload challenges several members of the school have been promoted to Senior Lecturer, Adjunct Professor, Research Professor and Full Professor as a result of their scholarly activities. The School has had an increase of NRF rated scientists following the latest assessment. The School has seen a significant increase in the number of Masters of Medicine qualifying and is a major supplier of specialists in the country. The number of PhDs awarded from the School continues to be on an increase with younger colleagues graduating. 

The Master of Medicine is offered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Programme Structure

Specialties offered: 

  • Anaesthesia, Anatomical Pathology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Chemical Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Community Health, Dermatology, Diagnostic Radiology, Forensic Pathology, Haematology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Urology, Virology.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 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

  • s/he is registered as a medical practitioner with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, or s/he has a qualification from another university that would allow the candidate to register as a medical practitioner, or in the case of a foreign graduate wishing to train as a supernumerary registrar, s/he has limited registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa; and
  • s/he is a holder of a training post in one of the teaching hospitals attached to the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University, or in the School of Pathology, or in another institution approved by the Senate and the Health Professions Council of South Africa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4451 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4451 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4451 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4451 USD per year during 36 months.

R 64 190

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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