Master of Nursing Science
Programme code: 8CJ N01

Research Curriculums

  • Nursing (G801P)


Minimum Requirements

Minimum requirements of the qualification

  • A four year Bachelors qualification in Nursing Science or any other equivalent qualification approved by the Senate is required. Specific admission requirements for the particular curriculums in this programme are mentioned below.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • At least 60% in the research methodology module of the B degree

Additional requirements and faculty specific rules

  • Students, who want to practise as a nurse in South Africa, should provide proof of registration as a nurse at the South African Nursing Council.
  • To be admitted to any of the programmes/curricula, a student should have obtained at least 60% in the research methodology module of the B degree or equivalent qualification.
  • The selection process will take place from the 1st of October. The director of NuMIQ and experts of the particular study field/programme will select candidates based on documents presented with application, an essay for evaluation of the candidate’s writing and arguing skills and other procedures as necessary;
  • Successful completion of Research Methodology (VPKN874) with at least 60% and presentation of an acceptable research proposal are required to progress to the second study year. The studies of students who do not comply with the criteria may be terminated.



Special requirements

Master of Nursing Science

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and at least 60% in the research methodology module of the B degree


Please send your application form and supporting documents to Thabang Mampe 31643949@nwu.ac.za


Due to severely restricted numbers of study supervisors that can currently take new students, a restricted amount of students will be selected for 2020.

Selection process

  • Documents submitted with application
  • Essay on a current health issue
  • Assessment of academic literacy
  • Possible selection panel interview
  • Applications close 30 September 2021 for 2022.


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Postgraduate bursaries:


Only web and online bursary applications will be accepted

E-mail address: PC-PostGradBurs@nwu.ac.za

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