University of South Africa UNISA Master’s and Doctoral Degrees 2021-2022



University of South Africa Master’s and Doctoral Degrees 2021-2022

College specific qualifications: Applicants who wish to register for a doctoral degree in a specific discipline should consult the college-specific information below.

Applicants who wish to pursue a multi, inter or transdisciplinary doctorate should apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (90040) degree.





During the application process, applicants should select qualification code 90040 and then select the additional code based on which choice they want to make.

  • PhD in College of Science, Engineering and Technology: Applicants who wish to pursue a multi, inter or transdisciplinary doctorate in a science field, including Science, Engineering and Technology Education, should apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (90040) – SET option.
  • PhD in other colleges: Applicants who wish to pursue a multi, inter or transdisciplinary doctorate in all other colleges should apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (90040) – MIT option.
  • Other options available:
Human Sciences: Sciences:
ISL – Islamic Studies
DST – Development studies
PHL – Philosophy
MAT – Mathematics Education
TEC – Technology Education
CHE – Chemistry Education
COM – Computing Education
LIF – Life Sciences Education

You may apply for the following qualifications outside the prescribed application dates:

Applicants who wish to pursue a multi, inter or transdisciplinary doctoral degree should apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (90040) Please contact the Master’s and Doctoral Administration Section for assistance (012 441 5702; mandd@unisa.ac.za).
College of Science, Engineering and Technology (excluding Computing students) Please contact the Master’s and Doctoral Administration Section for assistance (012 441 5702; mandd@unisa.ac.za).
Decision Sciences Please contact the Master’s and Doctoral Administration Section for assistance (012 441 5702; mandd@unisa.ac.za).
Master of Science in Nature Conservation (full dissertation) (98022) Please contact the Master’s and Doctoral Administration Section for assistance (012 441 5702; mandd@unisa.ac.za).
Selection degrees Selection degrees have different closing dates for applications and are administered by the respective academic departments. Only a limited number of students are selected per academic year.

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Selection degrees

These qualifications have different closing dates for applications and are administered by the respective academic departments. Only a limited number of students are selected per academic year.





Selection degrees

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Your experience could translate into subject credits within your qualification or direct access into a postgraduate qualification.

During your lifetime, you will have acquired various skills, competencies and experiences. This learning – which may have taken place outside of formal education and training – is valuable regardless of where or when it was obtained. You may have acquired skills or knowledge from a combination of training conducted while at work, experience you gained in the workplace, short courses or from community work in a relevant field.