WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,990 /year
Part-time Study:3 Years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Course Type:Master by Dissertation
Specialisations:Pharmaceutics; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Pharmacy Practice; Pharmacotherapy
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

The MPharm degree is offered based solely on research in any relevant field of Pharmacy and includes the areas of Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacotherapy.


The course may be completed over 2 or 3 years, i.e. full-time or part-time. If done on a part-time basis, students must ensure that research is undertaken at a laboratory that has been approved by the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

Admission Requirements

Students who have a BPharm or an honors equivalent degree (for Pharmaceutical Affairs only) with at least a 65% aggregate for their last two years of study may apply.

Additional Entry Requirements
Please note that even if you do meet all the requirements for entry into the MPharm, there is still a selection process and no guarantee that you will be accepted. It also depends on the number of places available and the calibre of all the other applicants.

All students applying for our MPharm degree must submit a full CV and motivation letter as to why they believe they should be accepted into the programme.

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: $1,990
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,990

*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