12 months
15218 USD/year
1843 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The vision of the Nursing programme from University of Kwazulu Natal is to establish itself as a centre of excellence in Nursing and Midwifery education in Africa and the rest of the World.


The Nursing programme at University of Kwazulu Natal enjoys good working relationships with other international partners with whom Memoranda Of Understanding have been signed for collaboration. 

From humble beginnings, with the introduction of the advanced diploma in nursing education at the then University of Natal in 1956, to the admission of the first 10 students in 1962 for the BSoc Sc degree in nursing, the School of Nursing on the Howard College campus of the University has prospered and now has about 1750 students in it’s undergraduate degrees and diploma programmes and about 90 students in it’s postgraduate programmes.

Key Features 

  • Following the merger of the Universities of Natal and Durban-Westville in 2004, the School of Nursing became one of six schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences. 
  • The diverse and relevant suite of postgraduate programmes reflect the training needs of South Africa and indeed the African continent.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Practice Nurse Role
  • Research Project
  • Nursing Research and Nursing Research Methods
  • Applied Critical Care Nursing
  • Essentials of Critical Care Nursing
  • Trauma Nursing and Life Support

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates are eligible to apply for selection to register for the qualification Master of Nursing provided they have a;

  • Bachelor of Nursing, or
  • Bachelor of Nursing Honours

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15218 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15218 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1843 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1843 USD per year during 12 months.

International: Part-time (two or more years) or one semester (first or second) $7 609 per annum

Living costs for Durban

7800 - 9401 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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