University of Pretoria

Introduction

UP is the leading research university in South Africa and one of the largest in the country.

The University has six campuses as well as a number of other sites of operation , such as the Pretoria Academic Hospital. Central administration is located at the Hatfield campus.

The University of Pretoria offers more than 1800 academic programmes in two of the official languages, namely Afrikaans and English. (Some programmes and modules are offered only in English.)

In 1996, the University of Pretoria became the university with the highest research output in South Africa and have maintained this status.

The academic programmes of the University are offered in the nine faculties stated below, as well as a business school. The faculties comprise a total of 140 departments and 85 centres, institutes and bureaus.

UP is at the forefront of tertiary education in the country and collaborate with world-class partners to ensure continued excellence in learning and teaching.

Faculties:

  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Theology
  • Veterinary Science


Business School:

  • Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Biotechnology and the Management of Animal & Zoonotic Diseases

Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Pretoria

The Institutional Research Theme (IRT) “Biotechnology and the Management of Animal and Zoonotic Diseases” was established at the University of Pretoria to build and expand [+]

Master in Biotechnology and the Management of Animal & Zoonotic Diseases

 

The Institutional Research Theme (IRT) “Biotechnology and the Management of Animal and Zoonotic Diseases” was established at the University of Pretoria to build and expand on our current strength and research capacity in animal and zoonotic diseases in the Faculties of Health Sciences, Veterinary Science and Natural and Agricultural Sciences. As the only University with a Faculty of Veterinary Science this presents a unique opportunity for further research growth in this field. Animal health has undergone an almost unprecedented increase in importance in the last century and is today inextricably linked to our local and global economy as well as societal issues such as public health, food and food security. Animal pathogens also affect humans and of the more than 1400 pathogens that affect humans as many as 60% are zoonotic, indicating that the disease can be transmitted from wild and domestic animal to humans. ... [-]


Master in Energy

Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Pretoria

The Institutional Research Theme “Energy” strives to provide the best balance between the University’s current research activities and the energy focus areas that are prioritised by Government [+]

Master in Energy

 

The Institutional Research Theme “Energy” strives to provide the best balance between the University’s current research activities and the energy focus areas that are prioritised by Government, with an initial focus on electrical energy. This will set the University on the road towards national relevancy as it will be searching for solutions to South Africa’s energy problems.

 

The main research themes include:

 

Energy Production (This includes all viable energy production technologies, ranging from coal to nuclear to renewables.) Energy Distribution (This includes highly relevant topics such as “smart grids” and energy storage, which are gaining importance in the light of the increasing contribution of renewable energies such as solar and wind energy.) Energy Optimisation (The majority of energy plants are not very efficient, which creates considerable opportunities for research to improve thermal efficiency, improve efficiency by managing the demand side, plant lifetime extension, etc.) Advanced Materials (Almost all energy systems make use of advanced materials. Specific focus materials would be, for example, high-temperature materials and graphite.)   Policy, Economics and Society (Many energy systems do not fail technically, but fail because of poor policy decisions, legal shortcomings, poor economic modelling, poor project management, or poor societal management strategies.) Environment (Climate change is seen as a large component within the energy sector, notably aspects that link to greenhouse gases, nuclear and other waste, and carbon footprint.) ... [-]

Master in Food, Nutrition and Well-being

Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Pretoria

The Institutional Research Theme (IRT) “Food, Nutrition and Well-being” seeks to address the emerging societal challenges related to food insecurity, nutrition deficiencies and hunger, [+]

Master in Food, Nutrition and Well-being

 

The Institutional Research Theme (IRT) “Food, Nutrition and Well-being” seeks to address the emerging societal challenges related to food insecurity, nutrition deficiencies and hunger, especially in Africa. It is seen as a vehicle to create, in the medium term, an Institute of Food, Nutrition and Well-being to bring together all the University’s postgraduate teaching and research expertise and activities in this field in order to ultimately create a Centre of Excellence.

 

In addressing the aforementioned challenges, the vision of this Institute will be to become the leading international Centre of Excellence in the area of transdisciplinary research and postgraduate training aimed at finding innovative and comprehensive ways of addressing current constraints to attaining the Millennium Development Goals with regard to food, nutrition and well-being in sub-Saharan Africa by the year 2020. The mission of the new institute is to strategically position UP as an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence with a critical mass of researchers focusing on transdisciplinary research and postgraduate training that responds to the needs of stakeholders to promote the long-term health and wellness of people, support sound policy making with regard to food, nutrition and well-being and, together with strategic national, regional and international partners, significantly scale up capacity in this area through the development of leading professionals and researchers.... [-]


Master in Genomics

Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Pretoria

Based on established capacity and the tremendous potential for expanding genomics research at the University of Pretoria, the University has identified Genomics as one of its new Institutional Research Themes (IRTs) [+]

Master in Genomics

 

Based on established capacity and the tremendous potential for expanding genomics research at the University of Pretoria, the University has identified Genomics as one of its new Institutional Research Themes (IRTs). The field of Genomics and with it, all associated fields of the Life Sciences have over the past decade been revolutionized by the high-throughput analysis of microbial, plant and animal genomes, powered in large part by the integration of engineering, biology and computer science. Questions that were previously considered intractable to scientific investigation can now be addressed at unprecedented levels of detail and scope. Importantly, "post-genomics" fields such as transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and population genomics have unlocked the biological functions encoded in genomes and are now forming the basis for innovation and application of genomics information in Agriculture and Health Sciences.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Malaria Control

Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Pretoria

The Research Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control aims to promote collaborative research within the University of Pretoria on safer and sustainable malaria control and management. [+]

Master in Sustainable Malaria Control

 

The Research Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control aims to promote collaborative research within the University of Pretoria on safer and sustainable malaria control and management. All the departments involved have established research programmes with a focus on the elimination of malaria and the promotion of health. Since the research groups in various faculties share the aim of combating malaria effectively without risk to human health, it was strategic to combine all research conducted in this field in a research theme in order to create new opportunities for postgraduate students and to guide policymakers on this issue.

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