University of the Western Cape UWC Postgraduate Prospectus 2021-2022

By | July 18, 2021

University of the Western Cape UWC Postgraduate Prospectus 2021-2022

University of the Western Cape Postgraduate Prospectus 2021-2022 – See Details Below:

History

The University of the Western Cape has a history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage. Among academic institutions it has been in the vanguard of South Africa’s historic change, playing a distinctive academic role in helping to build an equitable and dynamic nation. UWC’s key concerns with access, equity and quality in higher education arise from extensive practical engagement in helping the historically marginalised participate fully in the life of the nation.

In 1959, Parliament adopted legislation establishing the University College of the Western Cape as a constituent college of the University of South Africa for people classified as “Coloured”. The first group of 166 students enrolled in 1960. What they were offered was limited training for lower to middle level positions in schools, the civil service and other institutions designed to serve a separated Coloured community. In 1970 the institution gained university status and was able to award its own degrees and diplomas.

Protest action by students and black academic staff led to the appointment, in 1975, of the first black Rector. The new, freer climate under the leadership of Professor Richard E (Dick) van der Ross was hospitable to intellectual debate and internationally respected scholarship.

In its mission statement of 1982, UWC Objectives, the university formally rejected the apartheid ideology on which it was established, adopting a declaration of nonracialism and “a firm commitment to the development of the Third World communities in South Africa.” In 1983, through the University of the Western Cape Act of 1983, the university finally gained its autonomy on the same terms as the established “white” institutions.

The term of Professor Jakes Gerwel, who took office as Rector in 1987, saw an unambiguous alignment with the mass democratic movement and a new edge to the academic project. Under the banner of “an intellectual home of the left”, space was created for curriculum renewal and for innovative research and outreach projects. Important social and policy issues, which had been swept under the carpet by the government of the day, thus received attention.

The 1990’s were characterised on the one hand by a sense of rich achievement. UWC was able to play an impor tant role in the emergence of the new democratic order. It provided opportunities for many people to prepare for a wide spectrum of higher-level careers, and played a leading part in policy research and formulation.

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UWC takes pride in the fact that so many of its senior academics and alumni found themselves in public office at all levels, a number in the national cabinet.

On the other hand the decade was marked by a strong orientation to the future. There was increased concentration on teaching and learning excellence. UWC’s research productivity now places it in the upper group of universities and technikons in the country. A thorough- going review of structures and academic programmes was also begun in the 1990s.

This has led to decisions on consolidation of effor ts, to a more interdisciplinary thrust, and to the development of programmes which offer better access to the job market and show a more direct responsiveness to issues of national importance. In the words of Professor Cecil Abrahams, Vice-Chancellor from 1995, UW C is committed to being “a Place of Quality, a Place to Grow.”

The university also formalised its “open” admissions policy, providing access to a growing number of African students, and paving the way for rapid growth. Despite severe constraints, students from the disadvantaged communities graduated in increasing numbers, equipped to make a professional contribution to the new South Africa. President Nelson Mandela lauded UWC for having transformed itself “from an apartheid ethnic institution to a proud national asset.”
Towards the end of 2001 former UWC rector Professor Brian O’Connell assumed the Vice-Chancellorship amidst a plethora of processes to restructure the higher education system in South Africa. In 2002 the Minister of National Education mapped the future higher education landscape. One of the outcomes of the restructuring process was that UWC would retain its status as an autonomous institution.

Under the visionary leadership of its new Rector, the University is now, more than ever, challenged to demonstrate that it is capable of competing with the best and of playing a prominent role in the intellectual, social and economic life of the nation.

One of UWC’s primary concerns for the future is to use its mandate to create and maintain a sense of hope for the nation whilst helping to build an equitable and dynamic society.

A second concern is with its role in the knowledge economy. It remains committed to creating, preser ving and disseminating knowledge that is dynamic and relevant to the challenges of a modern world and a transforming society. A third concern, which is inseparable from the notions of hope and knowledge, is a concern with agency – the will and the ability to act, to be an agent of change.

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A dynamic future beckons as UWC strives to remain a vibrant institution of high repute, in pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and research. UWC believes that its strength will come from its ability to provide a nurturing space for its staff and students to grow in hope and to create and share knowledge to inform agency.

Courses Offered :

Postgraduate Courses Offered:

  • MA Biokinetics
  • MA Child and Family Studies
  • MA Child and Family Studies Research
  • MA Psychology Structured
  • MA Psychology Thesis
  • MA Sport Recreation and Exercise Science
  • MNursing Structured ADVANCED PSYCHIATRY
  • MNursing Structured EDUCATION
  • MNursing Structured FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER
  • MNursing Structured GENERAL
  • MNursing Structured MIDWIFERY AND NEONATOLOGY
  • MNursing Structured MIDWIFERY
  • MNursing Structured NURSING EDUCATION
  • MNursing Structured PSYCHIATRIC
  • MNursing Thesis
  • MPH Public Health
  • MPsych MPSYCH CLINICAL
  • MPsych MPSYCH COUNSELLING
  • MSW Social Work Thesis
  • MSc Biokinetics
  • MSc Nutrition
  • MSc Occupational Therapy
  • MSc Occupational Therapy Structured
  • MSc Physiotherapy Thesis
  • Master of Philosophy Sport for Development
  • Master of Public Health Nutrition
  • MEd Adult Learning & Global Change
  • MEd By Thesis ADULT LEARNING AND GLOBAL CHANGE
  • MEd By Thesis CURRICULUM STUDIES
  • MEd By Thesis EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • MEd By Thesis EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • MEd By Thesis EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
  • MEd By Thesis LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
  • MEd By Thesis MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
  • MEd By Thesis SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • MPhil Intergrated Water Resource Management
  • MPhil Population Studies
  • MSc Petroleum Geology
  • MSc Applied Geology
  • MSc Biodiversity & Conservation Biology
  • MSc Bioinformatics
  • MSc Biotechnology
  • MSc Chemical Science
  • MSc Compt Finance
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc Environmental & Water Science
  • MSc Mathematical Science AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
  • MSc Mathematical Science MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
  • MSc Mathematical Science MATHEMATICS
  • MSc Medical Bioscience
  • MSc Nanoscience NANOBIOMED
  • MSc Nanoscience NANOCHEMISTRY
  • MSc Nanoscience NANOPHYSICS
  • MSc Pharmaceutical Science
  • MSc Pharmacy Administration
  • MSc Physical Science
  • MSc Statistical Science
  • Master of Clinical Pharmacy

PHD Courses Offered:

  • PhD AFRIKAANS AND NEDERLANDS
  • PhD ANTHROPOLOGY
  • PhD ARABIC
  • PhD ENGLISH
  • PhD ETHICS
  • PhD FOREIGN LANGUAGES
  • PhD FRENCH
  • PhD GEOGRAPHY
  • PhD GERMAN
  • PhD HISTORY
  • PhD LATIN
  • PhD LIBRARY SC
  • PhD LINGUISTICS
  • PhD PHILOSOPHY
  • PhD RELIGION & THEOLOGY
  • PhD SOCIOLOGY
  • PhD WOMAN AND GENDER STUDIES
  • PhD XHOSA
  • PhD APPLIED GEOLOGY
  • PhD BIODIVERSITY
  • PhD CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
  • PhD HUMAN ECOLOGY
  • PhD NURSING
  • PhD OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
  • PhD PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • PhD PSYCHOLOGY
  • PhD SOCIAL WORK
  • PhD PUBLIC HEALTH
  • PhD SPORT AND EXC. SCIENCE
  • PhD ADULT EDUCATION
  • PhD ADULT & CONT EDUC
  • PhD ADULT EDUCATION
  • PhD COMPARATIVE EDUC DOC
  • PhD CURRICULUM STUDIES
  • PhD DIDACTICS
  • PhD DIDACTICS
  • PhD EDUCATIONAL PSYCH
  • PhD EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • PhD EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
  • PhD HIGHER EDUCATION STUDIES
  • PhD LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
  • PhD LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
  • PhD MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
  • PhD MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
  • PhD PHILOSOPHY OF EDUC
  • PhD
  • PhD COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
  • PhD CRIMINAL JUSTICE
  • PhD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
  • PhD HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION
  • PhD COMPARATIVE LABOUR LAW
  • PhD MERCANTILE LAW
  • PhD MERCANTILE LAW DOCTORAL
  • PhD LAW STATE AND MULTILEVEL GOVERNMENT
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Postgraduate Diploma Courses Offered :

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer and Media Application DATA ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS
  • Postgraduate Diploma in INTELLIGENCE
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computer and Media Application E-LOGISTICS
  • Postgraduate Diploma in E-Skills IMMERSIVE SKILLS
  • Postgraduate Diploma in E-Skills SOFT SKILLS
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Postgraduate Diploma in ICT E-SKILLS
  • Postgraduate Diploma in ICT INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE & APPLICATION MAN
  • Postgraduate Diploma in ICT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Land and Agrarian Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Finance
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma Intergrated Water Resource Management 3
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Studies EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Studies GENERAL
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Development and Peace

 

List Of Faculties and Departments :

University of Western Cape UWC Faculty of Arts

University of Western Cape UWC Faculty of Community and Health

University of Western Cape UWC Faculty of Dentistry

University of Western Cape UWC Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

University of Western Cape UWC Faculty of Education

University of Western Cape UWC Faculty of Law

University of Western Cape UWC Faculty of Natural Science

Contact Address:

Telephone :  +27 21 959 3900/01/02/03

Student Admissions and Applications

For all Student Admissions and Applications related queries, contact the UWC Contact Centre at:

Telephone :  +27 21 959 3900/01

Email Address: admissions@uwc.ac.za

UWC Postal Address

Postal Address :  University of the Western Cape

Private Bag X17

Bellville 7535

Republic of South Africa

UWC Physical Address

Physical Address :  University of the Western Cape

Robert Sobukwe Road

Bellville 7535

Republic of South Africa