Wits Courses

This article provides all the programmes that WITS University offers including undergraduate programs, graduate programmes, and online and short courses.

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa, offers a wide range of courses across various disciplines.

Wits offers degrees in the Arts, Humanities, Commerce, Law, Health Sciences, and Sciences. The curriculum is cutting-edge and is continuously enhanced to ensure that our students and staff keep up to date with the newest knowledge from around the globe.

Degrees in Commerce and Law

World-class educational programmes that equip future leaders with business, management, and legal skills, while supporting their professional development. Our programmes include the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) with flexible major combinations and more specialised degrees:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (General, Economics, Human Resource Management, Finance, Management)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Information Systems)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Politics, Philosophy and Economics)
  • Bachelor of Commerce with Law
  • LLB
    • Two-year stream
    • Three-year stream
    • Four-year stream
  • Bachelor of Accounting Science
  • Bachelor of Economic Science

Degrees in Engineering and the Built Environment

Our degrees address South Africa’s social, spatial, and infra-structural needs, and include architecture, urban and regional planning, property studies, and construction studies. We offer degrees in:

  • Engineering, in a range of fields
  • Biomedical Engineering (within Electrical Engineering)
  • Digital Arts (within Electrical  and Information Engineering)
  • Architecture
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Property Studies
  • Construction Studies

Degrees in Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences pioneers African and global research that improves and saves lives. 

Degrees are offered in:

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Biokinetics
    • Health Systems Sciences
  • Clinical Medical Practice
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy

You will receive academic and practical training at five major hospitals in Johannesburg, at several clinics and rural hospitals in Gauteng, and at the Donald Gordon Medical Centre, which also assists clinicians with all aspects of their clinical research.

More than 500 students graduate from our faculty every year.

Degrees in the Humanities and Education

Study in the Arts, Social Sciences, Human and Community Development, Education and Literature, and Media.

Choose between vocationally oriented programmes for specific careers, and theory and research-oriented programmes for careers in academia and research institutes, the public and private sectors, and non-governmental organisations.

Three schools in the Faculty of Humanities offer professional (vocational) programmes

  • Wits School of Arts (WSoA): Digital Arts; Theatre and Performance; Film and Television; Fine Arts and Music
  • Wits School of Education (WSoE): Foundation Phase Teaching; Intermediate Phase Teaching; Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching
  • School of Human and Community Development (SHCD): Speech-Language Pathology; Audiology; Social Work

Degrees in Science

The Faculty of Science has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Studying science opens doors to careers in fields such as chemistry, computer science and biotechnology.

There are nine Schools in the Faculty, clustered into four groupings:

  • Mathematical Sciences: Actuarial Sciences; Computational and Applied Mathematics; Computer Science; Mathematics; Mathematics of Finance; Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Science: Physical Science; Chemistry with Chemical Engineering; Material Science; Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Earth Sciences: Geography and Archaeology; Geospatial Science; Geological Science
  • Biological Sciences: Biodiversity; Ecology and Conservation; Organismal Biology; Applied Bioinformatics; Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Genetics and Development Biology; Microbiology and Biotechnology

In addition, Wits University offers short courses across disciplines, offered through Wits Plus, the Mandela Institute, Wits Business School, Wits School of Governance, and others.