WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,073 for the full programme
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Occupational Theory (MSc OT)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Course Type:Master by Coursework & Research Report
Specialisations:Neurological Disorders; Perceptual Disorders; Psychiatric Disorders
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

The Masters by coursework and research report is presented as a part-time course over two years. The coursework is delivered in 5-8 modules of one to two weeks at a time during the academic year. Attendance in Johannesburg is required for all modules.

Usually, the weeks in the first year of study are in February, March, April, June, August and exams are over a 2-3-week period in October. The block weeks for the second year of study are course-specific. Lectures usually start early in January.

Students are required to undertake extensive reading and complete assignments between coursework weeks.


Coursework involves the following specializations:
– Neurosciences
– Psychiatry
– Perception

Admission Requirements

– A bachelors degree of at least four years duration from Wits or another university in Occupational Therapy.
– Working experience or other valid experience may be required.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $12
Application Fees for International Students: $12

– Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
– Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
– Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
– Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,073
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,073

*For the MDent and MMed, holders of approved posts are entitled to 90% Remission of fees
*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay the same amount as South African Students
*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

Miss Modie Maumela
Senior Faculty Officer
Miss Zaheera Khan
Faculty Officer