Master’s Programme 

Master’s programme in HIV/Aids Management

(MPhil in HIV/Aids Management)

Programme description

The MPhil (HIV/Aids Management) is a one-year or two-year programme and is offered in English. It is presented through blended learning which includes the compulsory attendance of a one-week summer school in Stellenbosch, interactive live sessions during the year, and quality teaching. The degree consists of four compulsory course work modules (25 credits each) and a research assignment (80 credits). It makes use of continuous assessments by means of individual assignments for the course work. The research assignment is assessed by internal examiners. Students must pass all four modules and the research assignment to obtain the necessary 180 credits.

Programme content

  • Research methodology
  • Social responsibility, ethics and HIV/Aids
  • Strategic human resources management
  • The epidemiology and problem of HIV/Aids
  • Research assignment: HIV/Aids management

Outcomes of the programme

The degree builds on and refines the knowledge, competencies and managerial skills obtained during the PgDip (HIV/Aids Management) or a different HIV/Aids-related qualification on a similar level. The programme enables students to competently deal with the challenges and opportunities around managing all facets of HIV and Aids in the world of work. Students will further be able to demonstrate the ability to apply sound research practices.

Important information

Admission requirements

  • HIV/Aids-related qualification, e.g. PgDip (HIV/Aids Management) or similar level
  • Qualification obtained mainly in the fields of social sciences or humanities (others will also be considered)
  • Demonstrable research methodology skills training and experience
  • Appropriate managerial experience
  • Computer skills (MS Word, internet and email)


A limited number of students are accepted on the basis of academic performance. Meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee selection.

Application procedure and closing date

Apply by November of the year before your prospective studies.

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