Postgraduate diploma in HIV/Aids Management

PgDip in HIV/Aids Management

Programme description

The PgDip (HIV/Aids Management) is a one-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 diploma consists of six compulsory modules (20 credits each) and makes use of continuous assessment by means of individual assignments. Students must pass all six modules to obtain the necessary 120 credits.

Programme content

Full research degree, supervisor-guided, on a topic in the HIV/Aids management field.
The work must make an original subject contribution.

HIV/Aids policy

Management in the area of HIV/Aids

Sociocultural aspects of HIV/Aids

Prevention and care for people living with HIV/Aids

Research, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/Aids programmes

Research, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/Aids programmes

Admission requirements

  • Any bachelor’s degree, national higher diploma or equivalent
  • 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

Please apply by 30 November of the year before your prospective studies.

Outcomes of the programme

After successfully completing the diploma, students will have the knowledge and competencies to deal with the challenges and opportunities around managing all facets of HIV and Aids in the world of work.