List of NWU Courses Including Distance Learning and Diploma Courses

North-West University is a renowned African college known globally for its high standard of excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university boasts a wide range of academic courses and programs that have attracted students of about 66 different nationalities to its ground. NWU takes pride in offering quality and comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as its inimitable research record. Due to the school’s focus on quality teaching and learning, it ranks as the 5th best university in South Africa.

North-West University is additionally ranked in the top 4.7 percent of the world’s best universities. Consequently, the school receives a huge number of applications annually from prospective students across the globe. Not only does NWU have a wide range of comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate programs on offer, but it also offers diverse distance learning programs and short courses as well.

List of Undergraduate Courses Offered by North-West University

As one of the top-notch African universities, North-West University has eight faculties through which they offer quality academic programs. They include Education, Health Sciences, Engineering, Economic and Management Sciences, Law, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Theology, and Humanities faculties. These value-driven faculties ensure that their curricula are continually improved to embody new ways of thinking and approaches that would aid in the personal and professional development of students. The courses offered by these faculties are as follows:

Faculty of Education – Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate courses offered by the faculty of education at NWU are classified into four qualifications. They include BEd programs, In-Service and Further Training Programmes (Diploma in Grade R Teaching), In-Service and Further Training Programmes (Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT)), and In-Service and Further Training Programmes (Advanced Diploma in Education (ADE)). The programs are listed below:

BEd Programmes

Regarding Bachelor of Education courses, they are grouped into three. The groups are BEd Foundation Phase Programme, BEd Intermediate Phase Programmes, and BEd Senior and Further Education and Training Phase programs. It’s noteworthy that some of the BEd programs in the aforementioned groups are delivered through the contact mode of learning and also, Distance Learning Unit. Now, let’s take a look at the courses that fall into the groups.

  • BEd Foundation Phase Programme (4BH J01)
  • BEd Intermediate Phase Programmes
  •    Mathematics, Science and Technology (4BQ J01)
  •    Life Skills and Social Science (4BQ J02)
  • BEd Senior and Further Education and Training Phase programs
  •    Afrikaans for Education (4BP J01)
  •    Mathematics for Education (4BP J14)
  •    Engineering Graphics and Design for Education (4BP J16)
  •    Sesotho (M) for Education (4BP J21)
  •    Setswana (M) for Education (4BP J15)
  •    English for Education (4BP J04)
  •    Economics for Education (4BP J05)
  •    History for Education (4BP J06)
  •    Life Orientation (4BP J08)
  •    Business Studies for Education (4BP J11)
  •    Accounting for Education (4BP J12)

Advanced Certificate Programmes

  • Advanced Certificate in Senior Phase Teaching (ACSPT) Courses
  •    Advanced Certificate in Senior Phase Teaching: Economics and Management Sciences (Programme 4BSF01)
  •    Advanced Certificate in Senior Phase Teaching: Life Orientation (Programme 4BSF03)
  •    Advanced Certificate in Senior Phase Teaching: Mathematics (Programme 4BSF04)
  •    Advanced Certificate in Senior Phase Teaching: Social Science (Programme 4BSF06)
  •    Advanced Certificate in Senior Phase Teaching: Technology (Programme 4BSF07)

Postgraduate Courses

Postgraduate courses provided by the faculty of education in NWU include Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s, and Doctorate programmes. The programs are listed as follows:

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Programme – Contact and Distance Learning

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Phase Teaching (Grade 7 – 12)

Bachelor of Education Honours (BEdHons) Programmes – Full-time/Part-time/Contact

  • Curriculum Studies (4EC L01)
  • Educational Management and Leadership (4EX L01)
  • Life Orientation (4EV L01)
  • Mathematics Education (4EL L01)
  • Special Needs Education (4ES L01)

Master of Education (MEd) Programmes – Full-time/Part-time/Contact

  • Curriculum Studies (4CC N01)
  • Computer Science Education (4CP N01)
  • Education Law (4CG N01)
  • Educational Management and Leadership (4CB N01)
  • International and Comparative Education (4CJ N01)
  • Educational Psychology (4CH N01)
  • Philosophy of Education (4CM N01)
  • Mathematics Education (4CK N01)
  • Physical Education (4CN N01)
  • Special Needs Education (4CL N01)
  • Physical Science Education (4CE N01)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programmes – Full-time/Part-time/Contact

  • Education Management (4CA R06)
  • Comparative Education (4CA R01)
  • Curriculum Studies (4CA R03)
  • Computer Science (4CA R02)
  • Mathematics Education (4CA R09)
  • Education Law (4CA R05)
  • Natural Science Education (4CA R10)
  • Educational Psychology (4CA R07)
  • Physical Education (4CA R12)
  • Philosophy of Education (4CA R11)
  • Special Needs Education (4CA R14)

Faculty of Health Science – Undergraduate Courses

In NWU’s Faculty of Health Science, there are the School of Human Movement Sciences, School of Pharmacy, School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, School of Psychosocial Health, and School of Nursing. Then the qualifications offered by the faculty include a Diploma in Coaching Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Hygiene, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Bachelor of Nursing, and Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biokinetics.

The faculty’s programs include the following:

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences with; (Full-time/contact, three years)
  •    Sports Coaching and Human Movement Sciences (G301P/M)
  •    Physiology and Biochemistry (G301P)
  •    Physiology and Psychology (G301P)
  •    Recreation Science and Psychology (G301P)
  •    Sports and Recreation Administration (G301P)
  •    Recreation Science and Tourism Management (G301P)
  • Bachelor of Arts with; (Full-time/contact, three years)
  •    Psychology and Geography and Environmental Management (G301P)
  •    Psychology and Tourism Management (G301P)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Behavioural Sciences with; (Full-time/contact, three years)
  •    Psychology & Labour Relations (G301P/V)
  • Bachelor of Social Science with; (Full-time/contact, three years)
  •    Psychology (G301M)
  • Bachelor of Consumer Studies with; (Full-time/contact, three years)
  •    Consumer Studies (G301P)
  • Bachelor of Consumer Sciences in Food Product Management with; (Full-time/contact, four years)
  •    Food Product Management with Food Supply (G401P)
  •    Food Product Management with Food Communication (G401P)
  • Bachelor of Consumer Sciences in Fashion Retail Management with; (Full-time/contact, four years)
  •    Fashion Supply (G401P)
  •    Fashion Communication (G401P)
  • Bachelor of Social Work Programme (full-time/contact, four years)
  •    Social Work (G401P/M/V)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Programme (full-time, four years)
  •    Pharmacy (G401P)
  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics Programme (full-time/contact, four years)
  •    Dietetics (G401P)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Programme (full-time/contact, four years)
  •    Occupational Hygiene (G401P)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biokinetics Programme (full-time/contact, four years)
  •    Biokinetics (G402P)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Programme (full-time/contact, four years)
  •    Nursing (G401P/M)

Postgraduate Courses

North-West University’s Faculty of Health Science provides a wide range of postgraduate courses which are classified into diverse qualifications. They include Postgraduate Diploma programmes, Honours, Master’s degrees, and Doctoral degrees programs. The courses are listed below:

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes (Full-time/part-time)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cosmetic Product Formulation (G501P)

Honors Programmes (Full-time)

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours in Human Movement Sciences with Kinderkinetics (G601P)
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Nutrition (G601P)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours in Recreation Science (G602P)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours in Psychology (G602P)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours in Physiology (G602P/M/V)

Master’s Degrees Courses

  • Master of Consumer Sciences (G801P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Arts in Positive Psychology (G802P/V) – Full-time/contact
  • Master of Health Sciences in Health Professions Education (G801P) – Full-time/contact
  • Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Psychology (G801P/M) – Full-time/contact
  • Master of Health Sciences in Research Psychology (G801P) – Full-time/contact
  • Master of Health Sciences in Counselling Psychology (G801P) – Full-time/contact
  • Master of Health Sciences in Human Movement Sciences (G801P) – Full-time/Part-time/contact
  • Master of Health Sciences in Recreation Science (G801P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Health Sciences in Psychology (G801M/V) – Full-time/contact/distance
  • Master of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene (G801P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Health Sciences in Cardiovascular Physiology (G801P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Health Sciences in Transdisciplinary Health Promotion (G801P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Science in Pharmacology (G801P) – Full-time/contact
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (G801P) – Full-time/contact
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutics (G801P) – Full-time/contact
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (G801P) – Full-time/contact
  • Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacy Practice with; (Full-time/contact)
  •    Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (G801P)
  •    Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology (G801P)
  •    Pharmaceutical Public Health Governance (G801P)
  • Master of Science in Nutrition (G802P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Science in Dietetics (G801P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Science in Nutrition (G801P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Social Work (G801P/M/V) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Social Work in Forensic Practice (G801P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Social Work in Child Protection (G801P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Master of Nursing with; (Full-time/part-time/contact)
  •    Nursing Science (G801P/M)

Doctorate Degrees Courses

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences with; (Full-time/contact)
  •    Human Movement Sciences (G901P)
  •    Nursing Science (G901P/M)
  •    Health Professions Education (G901P)
  •    Occupational Hygiene (G901P)
  •    Recreation Science (G901P)
  •    Positive Psychology (G901P/V)
  •    Psychology (G901P/M/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Consumer Sciences (G901P) – Full-time/part-time/contact
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy with; (Full-time/contact)
  •    Pharmaceutics (G901P)
  •    Pharmacy Practice (G901P)
  •    Pharmaceutical Chemistry (G901P)
  •    Pharmacology (G901P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Science with; (Full-time/part-time/contact)
  •    Nutrition (G901P)
  •    Dietetics (G901P)
  •    Pharmaceutical Sciences (G901P)
  •    Physiology (G901P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Transdisciplinary Health Sciences (G901P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work (G901P/M/V)

Faculty of Engineering – Undergraduate Courses

NWU’s Faculty of Engineering offers eight undergraduate courses through which a student can obtain a Bachelor of Engineering qualification. The schools in the faculty are the School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Chemical and Mineral Engineering, School of Industrial Engineering, and School of Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering. NWU’s Engineering programs are full-time programs and they are:

  • Chemical Engineering (I421P)
  • Chemical Engineering with Mineral processing (I422P)
  • Computer and Electronic Engineering (I424P)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (I423P)
  • Electromechanical Engineering (I425P)
  • Mechanical Engineering (I426P)
  • Industrial Engineering (I437P)
  • Mechatronics Engineering (I401P)

Postgraduate Courses in Engineering

The postgraduate courses provided by NWU’s Faculty of Engineering are classified into Postgraduate Diplomas, Master’s degrees, and Doctorate degree programs. They are listed below;

Postgraduate Diploma Courses

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nuclear Science and Technology – Contact
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nuclear Science and Technology with Nuclear Technology Management – Contact

Master’s Degrees (Research) Programmes – Contact

  • Master of Engineering in;
  •    Chemical Engineering
  •    Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  •    Computer and Electronic Engineering
  •    Electromechanical Engineering
  •    Mechanical Engineering
  •    Industrial Engineering
  •    Electromechanical Engineering
  •    Development and Management Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Sciences with;
  •    Computer and Electronic Engineering
  •    Chemical Engineering
  •    Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  •    Nuclear Engineering
  •    Mechanical Engineering
  •    Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Technology Management

Doctorate Degrees Programmes – Contact

  • Doctor of Philosophy in;
  •    Computer Engineering
  •    Computer and Electronic Engineering
  •    Chemical Engineering
  •    Electrical Engineering
  •    Electronic Engineering
  •    Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  •    Industrial Engineering
  •    Nuclear Engineering
  •    Mechanical Engineering
  •    Development and Management Engineering

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences – Undergraduate Courses

The academic programs offered by the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences are grouped into several fields of study. They include accounting sciences, industrial psychology and human resource management, management sciences, tourism management, and business & governance. The courses are as follows:

School of Accounting Sciences

  • Chartered Accountancy (CA) (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Chartered Accountancy (CA) – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Financial Accountancy (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Financial Accountancy – Extended programme (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Management Accountancy (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Forensic Accountancy (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Accounting (general) (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

School of Economic Sciences

  • Agricultural Economics and Risk Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences (BCom)

  • Operations Research (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Statistics (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Statistics – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Logistics Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Business Operations (BCom)

  • Logistics Management – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Business Operations (BCom)

  • Transport Economics (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Business Operations (BCom)

  • Transport Economics – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Business Operations (BCom)

  • Econometrics (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences (BCom)

  • Econometrics – Extended Programme (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences (BCom)

  • Informatics (Three Years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences (BCom)

  • Human Resource Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin)

  • Human Resource Management – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin)

  • International Trade (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences (BCom)

  • International Trade – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences (BCom)

  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin)

  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin)

  • Information Systems (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems (BCom)

  • Information Systems – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences (BCom)

  • Risk Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences (BCom)

  • Risk Management – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Economic Sciences (BCom)

  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology and Labour Relations Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Human Resource Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology with Labour Relations Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

  • Human Resource Development (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Human Resource Development (BHRD)

School of Management Sciences

  • Public Administration (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin)

NOTE: There won’t be an intake of first-year students from 2022

  • Public Administration – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin)

NOTE: There won’t be an intake of first-year students from 2022

  • Development and Management with Local Government Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin)

  • Development and Management with Local Government Management – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin)

  • Business Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences (BCom)

  • Business Management – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences (BCom)

  • Marketing Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences (BCom)

  • Marketing Management – Extended Programme (Four years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences (BCom)

  • Communication Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences (BCom)

  • Sport and Business Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences (BCom)

  • Marketing and Tourism Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences (BCom)

  • Safety Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences (BCom)

School of Tourism Management

  • Tourism Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences (BCom)

  • Tourism Management (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Tourism and Recreation Skills (Three years, full-time)

Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences (BCom)

Postgraduate Programmes in Management

NWU’s Faculty of Economics and Management provides students with high-quality postgraduate courses that are grouped based on the schools in the faculty. They include the School of Accounting Sciences, School of Management Sciences, School of Economic Sciences, School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management, and School of Tourism Management.

School of Accounting Sciences Programmes/Qualifications – Full-time/Part-time

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy (E601P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Chartered Accountancy (E601P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Accountancy (E601P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Financial Accountancy (E601M/P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management Accountancy (E601P)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Forensic Accountancy (E601P)
  • Master of Commerce in Management Accountancy (Dissertation) (E801P/V)
  • Master of Commerce in Management Accountancy (Lectured) (E802P)
  • Master of Commerce in Accountancy (Course Work) (E801P/V)
  • Master of Commerce in Accountancy (Dissertation) (E801P/V)
  • Master of Commerce in Forensic Accounting (Dissertation) (E801P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Forensic Accountancy (E901P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Management Accountancy (E901P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Accountancy (E901P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Taxation (E901P/V)

School of Economic Sciences Programmes/Qualifications – Full-time/Part-time

  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Economics (E601M/P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in International Trade (E601P)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Logistics (E601M)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Risk Management (E601M/P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Information Systems (E601M)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Business Statistics (E601M)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Transport Economics (E601M)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Operations Research (E601M)
  • Master of Commerce in Economics (E801M/P/V)
  • Master of Commerce in Informatics with Information Systems (E801M)
  • Master of Commerce in International Trade (E801MP/V)
  • Master of Commerce in Applied Risk Management (E801V)
  • Master of Commerce in Risk Management (E801P/V)
  • Master of Commerce in Operations Research (E801M)
  • Master of Commerce in Statistics (E801M)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Economics (E901M/P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Risk Management (E901P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer and Information Sciences with Computer Science and Information Systems (E901M)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with International Trade (E901P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Operations Research (E901M)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Business Statistics (E901M)

School of Management Sciences Programmes/Qualifications – Full-time/Part-time

  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management Sciences with Business Management (E602M/P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Marketing with Marketing Management (E602M/P/V)
  • Master of Commerce in Marketing Management (E801M/P/V)
  • Master of Commerce in Business Management (E801M/P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Business Management (E901M/P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Marketing Management (E901M/P/V)

School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management Programmes/Qualifications – Full-time/Part-time

  • Bachelor of Administration Honours in Industrial Psychology (E601M)
  • Bachelor of Administration Honours in Human Resource Management (E601M)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Human Resource Management (E601P/V)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (E602P/V)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Labour Relations Management (E601P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Labour Relations Management (E601M/P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (E601P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Human Resource Management (E601M/P/V)
  • Master of Administration in Human Resource Management (E801M)
  • Master of Administration in Industrial Relations
  • Master of Administration in Labour Relations Management (E801M)
  • Master of Administration in Labour Relations Management (Course Work) (E819M)
  • Master of Commerce in Human Resource Management (E801M)
  • Master of Commerce in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (E801P/V)
  • Master of Commerce in Labour Relations Management (E801M/P/V)
  • Master of Arts in Labour Relations Management (E801P/V)
  • Master of Arts in Human Resource Management (E801P/V)
  • Master of Arts in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (E801P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Psychology (E901M/P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Human Resource Management (E901M/P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Labour Relations Management (E901M/P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economic and Management Sciences with Human Resource Development (E901P)

School of Tourism Management Programmes/Qualifications – Full-time/Part-time

  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Tourism Management (E601M/P)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Tourism Management (E601P)
  • Master of Commerce in Tourism Management (E801P)
  • Master of Arts in Tourism Management (E801M/P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Management Sciences with Tourism Management (E901M/P)

NWU Business School Programmes

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Ph.D. in Economic and Management Sciences With Business Administration

Programmes Presented by Thinking Fusion Africa;

  • Women Who Lead
  • Essential Leadership Insight Programme
  • Self-leadership programme
  • Leadership Academy for Agriculture
  • Leadership Academy for Mining

Short Learning Programmes

Leadership Programmes;

  • Short Learning Programme on Leadership in The Connection Economy
  • Leading

Commercial Forensic Programmes;

  • Short Learning Programme in Practice and Fraud Risk Management
  • Short Learning Programme in Commercial Forensic Law
  • Short Learning Programme in Commercial Forensic Accounting
  • Short Learning Programme in Commercial Forensic Investigation
  • Short Course in Commercial Forensic Information Technology

Project Management Programmes;

  • Short Learning Programme on Project Management
  • Short Learning Programme on Advanced Project Management

Executive Training Programmes;

  • Short Learning Programme on Fundamental Management
  • Short Learning Programme on Middle Management
  • Advanced Short Learning Programme on Management Strategy

Human Resource Management Programmes;

  • Short Learning Programme in Human Resource Management

Enterprise and Technology Management Programmes;

  • Short Learning Programme on Technology and Enterprise Management
  • Advanced Short Learning Programme on Technology Management for a Technical Environment
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Master Class
  • Short Learning Programme on Business Acumen (Vodacom)
  • Short Learning Programme on Converged Network Strategy Programme (Vodacom)

Business Management Programmes;

  • Short Learning Programme in Small Business Consulting
  • Short Learning Programme on Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Short Learning Programme in Business Management
  • Short Learning Programme in Advance Business Consulting

Emotional Intelligence programmes;

  • Short Learning Programme on the Unlocking of potential through the power of full engagement
  • Short Learning Programme on Emotional Intelligence and Stress Management
  • Short Learning Programme on Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management
  • Short Learning Programme on Emotional Intelligence, Conflict and Stress Management

Management Programmes;

  • Short Learning Programme on Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Short Learning Programme in Basic Principles for Operations Management
  • Short Learning Programme in Scenario Development

Faculty of Law – Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate programmes provided by North-West University’s Faculty of Law are classified into Bachelor of Arts in Law, Bachelor of Commerce in Law, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and Bachelor of Laws (LLB Extended) programs. They are listed below:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law Courses – Contact
  •    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law with Industrial Psychology (R301P/V)
  •    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law with Politics (R301P/V)
  •    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law with Psychology (R301P/V)
  •    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law with English (R301P/V)
  •    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law with Philosophy (R301P/V)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Law program (R301M/P/V) – Contact
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program (R401M/P) – Contact
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB Extended) program (R401M) – Contact
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) after BA in Law program (R401M/P) – Contact; Two Years
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) after BCom in Law program (R401M/P) – Contact; Two Years

Postgraduate Courses in Law

NWU’s Faculty of Law postgraduate programs are grouped into qualifications such as Postgraduate Diploma, Master of Law (Structured LLM), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Master of Law (Professional LLM), Master of Laws (LLM by Research), Doctor of Laws (LLD), Doctor of Philosophy in Laws. The programs are as follows:

Master’s Degrees Programmes

  • Master of Laws (Structured LLM) Programmes – Contact
  •    Master of Laws in International Trade (R801P)
  •    Master of Laws in Public Law and Legal Philosophy (R801P)
  •    Master of Laws in International Child Law (R801P)
  •    Master of Laws in Estate Law (R801P)
  •    Master of Laws in Mercantile Law (R801M)
  •    Master of Laws in Labour Law (R801P/M)
  •    Master of Laws in Environmental Law and Governance (R801P)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Programme – Contact
  •    Master of Philosophy in Environmental Law and Governance (R801P)
  • Master of Laws (Professional LLM) Programme – Contact
  •    Master of Laws in Criminal Law and Procedure (R801P)
  • Master of Laws (LLM by Research) Programmes – Contact
  •    Master of Laws with International Aspects of Law (R801M/P)
  •    Master of Laws with Mercantile Law (R801M/P)
  •    Master of Laws with Private and Customary Law (R801M/P)
  •    Master of Laws with Criminal and Procedural Law (R801M/P)
  •    Master of Laws with Public Law and Legal Philosophy (R801M/P)
  •    Master of Laws with Perspectives on Law (R801M/P)
  •    Master of Laws with Trade and Business Law (R801M/P)
  •    Master of Laws with Formal Law (R801M/P)
  •    Master of Laws with Constitutional Law (R801M/P)
  •    Master of Laws with Legal Profession (R801M/P) (R801M/P)
  •    Master of Laws with Private Law (R801M/P)

Doctorate Degrees Programmes

  • Doctor of Laws (LLD) Courses
  •    Doctor of Laws with Criminal and Procedural Law (R901M/P)
  •    Doctor of Laws with Formal Law (R901M/P)
  •    Doctor of Laws with Constitutional Law (R901M/P)
  •    Doctor of Laws with Trade and Business Law (R901M/P)
  •    Doctor of Laws with Mercantile Law (R901M/P)
  •    Doctor of Laws with International Aspects of Law (R901M/P)
  •    Doctor of Laws with Perspectives of Law (R901M/P)
  •    Doctor of Laws with Legal Profession (R901M/P)
  •    Doctor of Laws with Private and Customary Law (R901M/P)
  •    Doctor of Laws with Public Law and Legal Philosophy (R901M/P)
  •    Doctor of Laws with Private Law (R901M/P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Laws Programme – Contact
  •    Doctor of Philosophy in Laws with Law and Development (R901M/P)

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences – Undergraduate Courses

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences in North West University comprises the School of Biological Sciences, School of Agricultural Sciences, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Geo- and Spatial Sciences, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and School of Physical and Chemical Sciences. The programs offered by the faculty include:

Bachelor of Science Degree Programmes – Contact, three Years

  • Bachelor of Science with;
  •    Chemistry and Physics (N301P/M)
  •    Chemistry, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (N301P)
  •    Applied Mathematics and Chemistry (N301M)
  •    Chemistry and Mathematics (N301M)
  •    Applied Mathematics and Electronics (N301M)
  •    Electronics and Mathematics (N301M)
  •    Electronics and Physics (N301M)
  •    Physics and Mathematics (N301P/M)
  •    Physics and Applied Mathematics (N301P/M)
  •    Biochemistry and Chemistry (N301P/M)
  •    Physics and Computer Science (N301P/M)
  •    Chemistry and Computer Science (N301M)
  •    Computer Science and Electronics (N301M)
  •    Computer Science and Statistics (N301P/V)
  •    Computer Science and Mathematics (N301P/M)
  •    Computer Science and Economics (N301P/V)
  •    Mathematics and Economics (N301P)
  •    Geography and Applied Mathematics (N301P)
  •    Information Technology (N302P/V)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences with;
  •    Mathematics (N301P)
  •    Statistics and Mathematics (N301P)
  •    Applied Mathematics and Mathematics (N301M)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with;
  •    Microbiology and Biochemistry (N301P/M)
  •    Botany and Biochemistry (N302P)
  •    Zoology and Biochemistry (N302P)
  •    Chemistry and Physiology (N302P)
  •    Zoology and Physiology (N302P)
  •    Microbiology and Physiology (N302P)
  •    Zoology and Microbiology (N301P)
  •    Zoology and Botany (N301P)
  •    Microbiology and Botany (N301M)
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with;
  •    Microbiology and Chemistry (N301P/M)
  •    Botany and Chemistry (N302P/N301M)
  •    Zoology and Chemistry (N302P)
  •    Geology and Chemistry (N302P)
  •    Geology and Microbiology (N301P)
  •    Geology and Botany (N301P)
  •    Zoology and Geography (N302P)
  •    Geology and Geography (N302P)
  •    Geography and Botany (N302P/N301M)
  •    Zoology and Geology (N301P)
  •    Chemistry and Geography (N301M)
  •    Geography and Computer Sciences (N301P/M)
  •    Tourism and Zoology (N301P)
  •    Tourism and Geography (N301P)
  •    Tourism and Botany (N301P)
  • Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics (N301P/V)
  • Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Risk Management (N301P/V)
  • Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (N401P) – Four years
  • Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science (N301P)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with Data Mining (N301P/V)
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with; (Contact, four years)
  •    Animal Science (N401M)
  •    Animal Health (N402M)
  •    Agricultural Economics (N401M)
  •    Agronomy and Horticulture (N401M)
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (N402M)

Bachelor of Science Degrees Extended Programmes (Contact, four years)

  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Financial Mathematics (N301V)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (N301V)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Risk Management (N301V)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with Data Mining (N301V)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Applied Mathematics and Chemistry (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Applied Mathematics and Electronics (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Computer Science and Mathematics (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Chemistry and Mathematics (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Physics and Applied Mathematics (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Physics and Mathematics (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Biochemistry and Chemistry (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Chemistry and Physics (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Physics and Computer Science (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Electronics and Physics (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science with Electronics and Mathematics (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences with Applied Mathematics and Mathematics (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with Botany and Chemistry (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with Geography and Botany (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with Computer Science and Geography (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with Microbiology and Chemistry (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences with Chemistry and Geography (N301M)
  • Extended Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with Microbiology and Biochemistry (N301M)

Postgraduate Courses in Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Grouped into diverse qualifications – Postgraduate Diplomas, Honours Degrees, Master’s and Doctorate degrees, the NWU’s Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences offers quality postgraduate programs and they include:

Postgraduate Diploma Programmes – Full-time/part-time

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics (N501M)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Management (N501P)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension (N502M)

Bachelor of Science Honours Degrees Programmes – Full-time/part-time

  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Agriculture in;
  •    Agricultural Extensions (N603M)
  •    Animal Health (N605M)
  •    Animal Health (N660M)
  •    Animal Health (N661M)
  •    Animal Health (N662M)
  •    Animal Health (N663M)
  •    Crop Science (N606M)
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in;
  •    Applied Radiation Science (N609M)
  •    Botany (N610M)
  •    Biology (N664M)
  •    Microbiology (N601M)
  •    Biochemistry (N601P/M)
  •    Chemistry (N601P/M)
  •    Computer and Information Systems (N601P/V)
  •    Computer Science (N601M)
  •    Physics with Electronics (N601M)
  •    Physics (N601P/M)
  •    Mathematics (N601P/M)
  •    Mathematical Statistics (N601P)
  •    Applied Mathematics (N601P/M)
  •    Actuarial Science (N609P)
  •    Financial Mathematics (N601P)
  •    Quantitative Risk Management (N601P)
  •    Geography (N601M)
  •    Business Analytics (N601P)
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Environmental Sciences with;
  •    Geography and Environmental Management (N602P)
  •    Ecological Interactions and Ecosystem Resilience (N601P)
  •    Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology (N601P)
  •    Aquatic Ecosystem Health (N601P)
  •    Integrated Pest Management (N601P)
  •    Environmental Geology (N601P)
  •    Waste Management (N601P)
  •    Hydrology and Geohydrology (N602P)
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Informatics (N601P)

Master of Science Degree Programmes – Full-time/part-time

  • Master of Science in;
  •    Agricultural Extension (N801P)
  •    Agricultural Economics (N801P/M)
  •    Animal Health (N801M)
  •    Agronomy (N801M)
  •    Animal Science (N801M)
  •    Computer Science (N801M/V)
  •    Mathematical Statistics (N801P)
  •    Applied Mathematics by Research (N801M)
  •    Applied Mathematics by Coursework (N801P)
  •    Mathematics by Coursework (N801P)
  •    Mathematics by Research (N801M)
  •    Natural Science Teaching (N801P)
  •    Risk Analytics (N801P)
  •    Physics (N801M)
  •    Astrophysical Sciences (N801P)
  •    Chemistry (N805M)
  •    Chemistry (N801P)
  •    Biochemistry (N801P/M)
  •    Zoology (N801P)
  •    Geography (N806M)
  •    Geography and Environmental Management (N801P)
  •    Microbiology (N801P)
  •    Biology (N804M)
  •    Botany (N801P)
  • Master of Environmental Sciences (N801M)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (N801P)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Sciences with;
  •    Atmospheric Chemistry (N801P)
  •    Disaster Risk Sciences (N801P)
  •    Integrated Pest Management (N801P)
  •    Hydrology and Geohydrology (N801P)
  •    Mining Hydrology (N801P)
  • Master of Environmental Management (N801P)
  • Master of Environmental Management with;
  •    Waste Management (N801P)
  •    Environmental Water Requirements (N801P)
  • Master of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (N801P)
  • Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (N801P)
  • Master of Commerce in Computer Science and Information Systems (N870P)

Doctor of Philosophy Degrees Programmes – Full-time/part-time

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Health (N901M)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture with;
  •    Agronomy (N901M)
  •    Agricultural Economics (N901P/M)
  •    Animal Science (N901M)
  •    Agriculture Extension (N901M)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer and Information Sciences with;
  •    Information Technology (N901V)
  •    Computer Science and Information Sciences (N901P/M)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Science with;
  •    Applied Mathematics (N901P/M)
  •    Statistics (N901P)
  •    Mathematics (N901P/M)
  •    Business Mathematics (N901M)
  •    Space Physics (N901P/M)
  •    Chemistry (N901P/M)
  •    Atmospheric Chemistry (N901P)
  •    Environmental Sciences (N901P)
  •    Environmental Sciences and Management (N901M)
  •    Disaster Risk Sciences (N901P)
  •    Zoology (N901P)
  •    Geography (N901M)
  •    Geography and Environmental Management (N901P)
  •    Microbiology (N901P)
  •    Botany (N901P)
  •    Biochemistry (N901P)
  •    Biology (N901P)
  •    Hydrology and Geohydrology (N901P)
  •    Operational Research (N901V)
  •    Radiation Science (N901M)
  •    Urban and Regional Planning (N901P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Science with Indigenous Knowledge Systems (L901M)

Faculty of Theology – Undergraduate Courses

The management units in the Faculty of Theology in NWU are the School of Ancient Languages and Text Studies, School of Christian Ministry and Leadership, Research Focus Area for Ancient Texts: Text, Context, and Reception, and Research Unit for Reformational Theology and the Development of the South African Society. The qualifications conferred by the faculty include Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Languages.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Languages Programmes – Contact
  •    Classical Studies
  •    Translation Studies
  •    Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Bachelor of Theology Programmes – Contact
  •    Bible and Church Ministry
  •    Pastoral Counselling and Psychology
  •    Bible Languages and Bible Translation

Postgraduate Courses in Theology

The postgraduate qualifications offered by NWU Faculty of Theology are Bachelor of Arts Honours, Master of Theology, Master of Arts, Master of Theology in Christianity, Doctor of Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy. The courses are listed below:

Bachelor of Arts Honours Programme – Contact

  • Ancient Language

Master’s Degrees Programmes

  • Master of Arts Programmes – Full-time
  • Greek (T801P)
  • Latin (T801P)
  • Semitic Languages (T801P)
  • Master of Theology Programmes – Full-time/Part-time
  •    Catechetics (T801M/P/V)
  •    Apologetics (T801M/P/V)
  •    Church and Dogma History (T801M/P/V)
  •    Dogmatics (T801M/P/V)
  •    Church Polity (T801M/P/V)
  •    Hermeneutics (T801M/P/V)
  •    Ethics (T801M/P/V)
  •    Liturgics (T801M/P/V)
  •    Homiletics (T801M/P/V)
  •    Missiology (T801M/P/V)
  •    New Testament (T801M/P/V)
  •    Old Testament (T801M/P/V)
  •    Pastoral Studies (T801M/P/V)
  • Master of Theology in Christianity Programmes – Contact
  •    Church and Dogma History (T801V)
  •    Ethics (T801V)
  •    Hermeneutics (T801V)
  •    Missiology (T801V)

Doctorate Degrees Courses

  • Doctor of Theology – Full-time/part-time
  •    Bible Studies (T901M/P/V)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Theology Programmes – Full-time/part-time
  •    Greek (T901M/P/V)
  •    Latin (T901M/P/V)
  •    Catechetics (T901M/P/V)
  •    Semitic Languages (T901M/P/V)
  •    Dogmatics (T901M/P/V)
  •    Homiletics (T901M/P/V)
  •    Hermeneutics (T901M/P/V)
  •    Apologetics (T901M/P/V)
  •    Pastoral Studies (T901M/P/V)
  •    Church Polity (T901M/P/V)
  •    Ethics (T901M/P/V)
  •    Liturgics (T901M/P/V)
  •    Missiology (T901M/P/V)
  •    New Testament (T901M/P/V)
  •    Old Testament (T901M/P/V)
  •    Church and Dogma History (T901M/P/V)

Faculty of Humanities – Undergraduate Courses

North-West University’s Faculty of Humanities is made up of a school of communication, school of languages, school of philosophy, school of music, school of government studies, and school of social studies. Its subject groups range from graphic design to public management and governance, language technology, music, and development studies. Programmes offered by the faculty include:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Humanities Programmes
  •    Psychology (L302M/P/V)
  •    Social Sciences (L302P/V)
  •    History (L302M/P/V)
  •    Geography (L302M/P/V)
  •    German (L301P)
  •    French (L301M/P/V)
  •    English (L301M/P/V)
  •    Afrikaans and Dutch (L301M/P/V)
  •    Setswana (L301M/P)
  •    Latin (L301P)
  •    History of Art (L301P)
  •    Politics (L301P/V)
  •    Politics and Society (L301V)
  •    Social Anthropology (L301P)
  •    Philosophy (L301M/P)
  •    History and Society (L301M/V)
  •    Sociology (L301M/P/V)
  •    Geography and Society (L301M/V)
  •    Psychology and Society (L301M/V)
  •    Sesotho (L301V)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Behavioural Science Programme
  •    Sociology and Psychology (L301P/V)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) Programme
  •    “PPE” (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) (L301P)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Programmes
  •    Sociology and Geography (L301P)
  •    Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management (L301P)
  •    Sociology and Labour Relations Management (L301P)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (BsocSc) Programmes
  •    Political Studies and International Relations (L301M)
  •    History (L301M/P/V)
  •    Economics (L301M/P/V)
  •    Geography (L301M/P/V)
  •    Development Studies (L301M)
  •    Population Studies (L301M)
  •    Sociology (L301M/P/V)
  •    Psychology and the Social Sciences (L301M/P/V)
  •    Social Anthropology (L301P/V)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Governance Programmes
  •    Politics and Public Administration (L301P/V)
  •    Public Administration and Social Studies (L301P/V)
  •    Public Administration (L301P/V)
  •    Municipal Management and Leadership (L301P)
  •    Public Administration and Geography (L301P/V)
  •    Policing Practice (L302P)
  •    Public Administration and Labour Relations Management (L301P/V)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication Programme
  •    Communication (L301M/P/V)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Language Technology (BA[LT]) Programme
  •    Language Technology (L301P)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and Literary Studies Programmes
  •    Language and Literary Studies (L301M/P)
  •    Language Practice (L301V)
  •    Languages (L301V)
  •    Language Practice and Communication (L301V)
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) Programme
  •    Music (L401P)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music Programme
  •    Music and Society (L301P)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Graphic Design (BA[GD]) Programmes
  •    Graphic Design (L401P)
  •    Communication (L402P)

Postgraduate Courses in Humanities

Postgraduate programmes provided by NWU’s Faculty of Humanities are grouped into different qualifications. They include Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor of Arts Honours, Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Development and Management, Master of Music, Doctor of Music, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy in Languages and Literature, etc. The courses are:

Postgraduate Diploma Courses

  • Population and Policy Analysis (L501P)
  • Public Management – Distance Learning and Contact (L501P)

Honors Degrees Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts Honours Courses
  •    Afrikaans and Dutch with Sociolinguistics (L601V)
  •    Afrikaans and Dutch (L601P/V)
  •    Creative Writing with Afrikaans Creative Writing (L601P)
  •    Comparative African Languages and Literatures (L601V)
  •    English Literature and Linguistics (L601V)
  •    English (L601M)
  •    English Language and Literature (L601P)
  •    German (L601P)
  •    French (L601P)
  •    Language Practice (L601V)
  •    Linguistics Studies (L601P)
  •    Language Technology (L601P)
  •    Literary Studies (L601P)
  •    Setswana with Translation and Interpreting Setswana (L601M)
  •    Setswana (L601M)
  •    Setswana with Setswana Linguistics and Literature (L601P)
  •    History (L601M/P/V)
  •    Music (L601P)
  •    History of Art (L601P)
  •    Public Governance (L601P/V)
  •    Social Anthropology (L601P)
  •    Political Studies (L601P/V)
  •    Medical Sociology (L601V)
  •    Sociology (L601P)
  •    Sociology with Sociology and Environment (L601P)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Communication Courses
  •    Communication with Advanced Corporate Communication (L601M/P)
  •    Communication with Journalism and Media Studies (L601M/P/V)
  •    Communication with Development Communication (L601P)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy Honours Course
  •    Philosophy (L601P)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours Courses
  •    Political Studies (L601M)
  •    Development Studies (L601M)
  •    Population Studies (L601M)
  •    Sociology (L601M)
  •    International Relations (L601M)

Master’s Degree Programs

  • Master of Arts Courses
  •    Linguistics and Literary Theory (L801P/V)
  •    Afrikaans and Dutch (L801P/V)
  •    English (L801M/P/V)
  •    Setswana (L801M/P)
  •    Applied Language Studies (L801P/V)
  •    Language Practice (L801V)
  •    Comparative African Languages and Literature (L801P/V)
  •    Industrial Sociology (L801P)
  •    History with Cultural History (L801P)
  •    History (L801M/P/V)
  •    History with Heritage and Cultural Tourism (L801P)
  •    Public Management and Governance (L801P/V)
  •    Communication (L801M/P)
  •    Political Studies (L801M/P/V)
  •    Graphic Design (L801P)
  •    History of Art (L801P)
  •    Sociology (L801P)
  •    Medical Sociology (L801V)
  • Master of Arts in Development and Management Courses
  •    E-Science (L801P)
  •    Transdisciplinary Water Studies (L801V)
  •    Corporate Social Responsibility (L801P)
  •    Security Studies and Management (L801P)
  •    Governance and Political Transformation (L801P)
  • Master of Music Courses
  •    Music Composition (L801P)
  •    Musicology (L801P)
  •    Music Performance (L801P)
  •    Musicology with Applied Music Studies (L801P)
  • Master of Philosophy Courses
  •    Philosophy (L801P)
  •    Philosophy Research (L801P)
  • Master of Social Anthropology Course
  •    Social Anthropology (L801P)
  • Master of Social Sciences Courses
  •    Population and Sustainable Development (L801M)
  •    Sociology (L801M)
  •    International Relations (L801M)
  •    Development Studies (L801M)
  •    International Relations with Peace Studies (L801M)

Doctorate Degree Programs

  • Doctor of Music Programme
  •    Music (L901P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy Programmes
  •    Philosophy (L901P)
  •    Communication Sciences (L901M/P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences Programmes
  •    Inclusion and Development (L901V)
  •    Aging and Development (L901V)
  •    Water Studies (L901V)
  •    History (L901M/P/V)
  •    Corporate Social Responsibility (L901P)
  •    Governance and Political Transformation (L901P)
  •    Relational Dynamics and Development (L901V)
  •    Public Management and Governance (L901P/V)
  •    Social Transformation and Management (L901P)
  •    Industrial Sociology (L901P)
  •    Peace Studies (L901M)
  •    Security Studies and Management (L901P)
  •    Population Studies (L901M)
  •    Sociology (L901M/P/V)
  •    Political Studies (L901M/P/V)
  •    International Relations (L901M)
  •    Land Reform and Rural Development (L901M)
  •    Development Studies (L901M)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Visual and Performing Arts Programmes
  •    Music (L901P)
  •    History of Art (L901P)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Languages and Literature Programmes
  •    Setswana (L901M/P)
  •    Language Practice (L901V)
  •    Afrikaans and Dutch (L901P/V)
  •    English (L901M/P/V)
  •    Linguistics and Literary Theory (L901M/P/V)

NWU Distance Learning Courses

Distance learning is a mode of delivery that refers to the presentation of programs to students who do not attend classes, tutorials, practical sessions, or sit for exams at one of the official sites of the university. The open distance learning unit courses are mostly provided by NWU’s Faculty of Education, though some faculties provide a few programs for distance students. The courses are:

Faculty of Education Programs

  • In-Service and Further Training Programme (Diploma in Grade R Teaching)
  •    Diploma in Grade R Teaching (Programme 490100)
  • In-Service and Further Training Programme (Advanced Certificate in Teaching (ACT))
  •    Advanced Certificate in Foundation Phase Teaching (Programme 4BLF01)
  • Advanced Certificate in Intermediate Phase Teaching (ACIPT) Programmes
  •    Advanced Certificate in Intermediate Phase Teaching: Life Skills (Programme 4BMF01)
  •    Advanced Certificate in Intermediate Phase Teaching: Mathematics (Programme 4BMF02)
  •    Advanced Certificate in Intermediate Phase Teaching: Science and Technology (Programme 4BMF03)
  •    Advanced Certificate in Intermediate Phase Teaching: Social Science (Programme 4BMF04)
  • In-Service and Further Training Programmes (Advanced Diploma in Education (ADE))
  •    Advanced Diploma in Special Needs Education (Programme 4BE C01)
  •    Advanced Diploma in School Leadership and Management (Programme 4BD C01)
  •    Advanced Diploma in Intermediate Phase Mathematics Education (4DE C01)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDip) Programmes
  •    Education Management and Leadership (4DF D01)
  •    Special Needs Education (4DG D01)
  • Bachelor of Education Honours (BEdHons) Programmes
  •    Computer Applications Technology Education (4BG L01)
  •    Afrikaanse Taalonderwys (4EB L01)
  •    Educational Management and Leadership (4EW L01)
  •    Curriculum Studies (4ED L01)
  •    English Language Education (4EG L01)
  •    Educational Psychology (4EF L01)
  •    Geography Education (4EH L01)
  •    Environmental Education (4ET L01)
  •    Information Technology (4EJ L01)
  •    History Education (4BF L01)
  •    Life Orientation (4EU L01)
  •   Technology Education (4ER L01)
  •    Life Science Education (4EK L01)
  •    Psychical Science Education (4EP L01)
  •    Mathematics Education (4EM L01)
  •    Physical Education (4EN L01)
  •    Special Needs Education (4EQ L01)

Faculty of Law – Postgraduate Diploma 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law

Faculty of Engineering – Postgraduate Diploma

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering

Diploma Courses at NWU

There exists a few faculties in NWU that offer diploma courses. They include the Faculty of Health Science, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and Faculty of Humanities. The courses are:

Faculty of Health Science – Diploma Programme – Full-time/contact, two years

  • Diploma in Coaching Science Course
  •    Sports Coaching (G201P/M)

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences – Diploma Programmes (Contact, three years)

  • Diploma in Animal Health
  • Diploma in Animal Science
  • Diploma in Plant Science with Crop Production
  • Diploma in Plant Science with Crop Science

Faculty of Humanities – Full-time/contact, Two Years

  • Diploma in Music (L201P)

NWU Proof of Registration

If you have fully registered and paid your fees at NWU, you are eligible to get your proof of registration to enable you to proceed with documentation and studies. Registered students with no outstanding fees can retrieve the proof of registration by clicking here and following the clearly stated guidelines.

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