The School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH) is student-centred school with educational research used to inform Teaching and Learning and, remains committed to inspiring public health excellence globally through its research activities, while enriching the lives of South Africans and Africans in general.
The SHSPH is committed to graduating a new generation of public health professionals by providing context driven education and training, guided by societal needs as informed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and aided with new technologies brought about by The Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Teaching Excellence and Innovation
The School of Health Systems and Public Health has a high quality of teaching and learning in the classroom, online, and in communities. We have support in place for our students to graduate on time as well-rounded, responsible citizens fully prepared for the world beyond university.
Research and Partners
Research at the University of Pretoria (UP) is at the apex of the University’s long-term strategic plan, UP 2025, which is to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa. Equally important is the University’s international visibility and the impact of its research and innovation on socio-economic development in South Africa and in the region.
The School of Health Systems and Public Health are committed to enrich lives and to better engage with communities to achieve long-term and sustainable outcomes, processes, relationships, discourse, decision-making, or implementation.
Institutes, Centres and Units
The School of Health Systems and Public Health allow for transdisciplinary collaborations and research to promote health, health systems and public health through innovation in education, research, service development, consultancy and advocacy.
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SHSPH Time Table 2023
Please scroll to the bottom of this page (RHS). Latest update, 16 January 2023
Applications for the 2023 academic year
Dear Prospective student. Thank you for your interest in our school.
Please quote your student number with the subject of your email in the Subject line of all
emails to UP.
Applications for all study plans except MSc Environmental Health, for the 2023 academic year are closed now.
Please take note that a Diploma in Public Health or an equivalent is a requirement for the MPH - Master of Public Health. No MPH application will be considered without submission of an academic record and degree certificate.
Please use this link for new applications: https://upnet.up.ac.za/psc/upapply/EMPLOYEE/SA/c/UP_OAP_MENU.UP_OAP_LOGIN_FL.GBL
Please make use of this link for your DPH application and further information, https://online.up.ac.za
Please take note that due to large volumes of applications we do not consider any late applications.
For new application information please go to our website http://www.up.ac.za/school-of-health-systems-and-public-health?preview=siteList
All required information is available on the website Home page under the SHSPH Information Pack, PhD Information Pack and Curriculum matters are available in the 2022 PG Book – at the bottom of this Home page.
If you need more information you are welcome to contact Mr. Lesiba Mpati at [email protected] .
Prospective PhD students at the SHSPH
Thank you for your interest to pursuing PhD studies at the School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH).
The School accepts PhD applications based on the availability of a supervisor for the applicant's project. Academic staff in the school can only supervise projects within their own research focus area, they can't randomly supervise any topic.
Prospective students are advised to go through the list of academic staff in the school and check their research focus area. You can contact the staff member directly to find out if he or she is available to supervise your project, so that when you write your concept note, you have agreed with a potential supervisor.
Then submit your concept note and CV to the Academic Advisory Committee of the school. The committee will review the concept, and if approved you can be admitted and then register and work on a full protocol.