Master’s of Nursing Science

General

Program Description

The dissertation-based master’s programme requires a comprehensive research project which is completed under the guidance of the supervisor. The coursework Master’s programme comprises a year’s seminars pertinent to the field of specialization. Three examination papers are written at the end of the first year. In the second year of study a minor dissertation, comprising a research project of lesser magnitude, is completed under the guidance of a supervisor. Master’s programmes are offered in the following fields of specialization:

  • Professional Nursing Science: Ethos and Professional Practice
  • Professional Nursing Science: Nursing Management
  • Professional Nursing Science: Nursing Education
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing (General)
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Operating Theatre
  • Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Science
  • Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • Primary Health Care Clinical Nursing Science, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Science
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Occupational Health Nursing

Admission requirements

The entrance requirements for registration for a Master’s programme are as follows:

  • The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science with a minimum of 480 approved credits at NQF level 8 Nursing
  • A minimum of 50% in Research Methodology may qualify him/her to register for a Master’s programme in Nursing Science.
  • The candidate must hold a post in the field of specialization associated with the Master’s programme studies.
  • The student must also have an appropriate certificate of registration with the SA Nursing Council in the field of specialization of proposed Masters programme in Nursing Science.The candidate who wishes to apply for a Master’s programme in Nursing Education and Nursing Management must also have passed Nursing Education and Nursing Management at a third-year level (NQF 8).
  • The candidate who wishes to apply for a Master’s programme in Psychiatric Nursing Science must also pass the specific selection programme of this course. More information is available from the prospective supervisors concerned.
  • The candidate who aims to study for a Master’s programme in the Department of Nursing Sciences at the University of Johannesburg must arrange an orientation meeting with the supervisor. This is to ensure that the candidate is familiar with the selection criteria and other aspects of the Master’s Degree.

Contact details

Name: Dr. C Downing (charlened@uj.ac.za) or Dr. W Jacobs (wandaj@uj.ac.za)

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated August 2019

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less