Turn your spirit of inquiry into research, #ChooseUP today

Posted on April 03, 2020

Did you know that the University of Pretoria is South Africa’s largest producer of research? This means that we’re always busy trying to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

The stepping stone for being able to meaningfully find these solutions is a high-quality postgraduate education. We have over 1 300 excellent academic programmes available, which means that we probably have something within your field of interest.

If you’re a final-year undergraduate student, and you meet the minimum qualifying results, we’d love for you to join us for an honours degree. If you’re finishing off your honours, consider a master’s degree as well.

UP is an international university that has a strong academic and research reputation – coupled with the UP ethos that supports students to become citizens that are employable, entrepreneurial, global thought leaders that contribute to society and the development of Africa.

We’ve got a strong and comprehensive support network for postgraduate students. We’ll help match your interests and ideas with suitable fields and highly qualified supervisors who’ll guide you through your academic journey.

Since postgraduate study focuses on research and finding solutions, UP is well equipped in terms of infrastructure and has many specially developed research facilities such as laboratories, specialised computer equipment and even larger spaces that focus on answering big questions. The University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Humanities offers the only Masters Degree in Tangible Heritage Conservation in South Africa and on the African continent; the Engineering 4.0 complex will be the seat of research into smart transport and smart cities; Future Africa is a dedicated campus where people from across the world can live and work together to find transdisciplinary solutions for Africa’s most urgent needs; and Innovation Africa @ UP is a research facility aimed at providing smart agricultural answers to our food security.

It really doesn’t matter what postgraduate programme you want to choose, what matters is that you #ChooseUP, because UP is dedicated to your success. UP is a highly regarded institution locally and globally and ranks amongst the world’s best universities. With UP behind your name, you’re opening the doors to your success.

Applications for postgraduate study are now open. #ChooseUP, we hope to see you next year.

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