The department of Medical Sciences offers postgraduate studies; M.Sc. and Ph.D. Candidates are expected to have basic knowledge in research methodology and research skills, as well, have in-depth knowledge in the specialization field and for Ph.D., further basic statistical analysis is envisaged. Admission criteria of the University and further, prescription of access to the qualification by the School of Health Sciences and the Department of Medical Sciences apply.
Master of Science in Medical Sciences [M.Sc. Med. Sci.] in the Department of Medical Sciences is a qualification by research only. The programme aims to train students who are in possession of post-graduate level scientific knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to conduct Medical Science research for Southern Africa and globally. The purpose of this programme is to train students in aspects of production of inquisitive and intuitive information analysis, development of research projects, development of research operational plan, development of research monitoring and evaluation plan and use of research to generate clarification of medical problems. Upon completion of M.Sc. graduates can register Doctorate in any national and international institution.
Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D.] in the Department of Medical Sciences is by research only. The programme aims to train students who are in possession of post-graduate level scientific knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to conduct independent advanced Medical Science research in order to provide Medical Science solutions for Africa and globally and fill the void of Medical Researchers in Southern Africa and Africa. The purpose of this qualification is to train students in the aspects of systematic acquisition and utilization of medical and clinical knowledge, creation and interpretation of new medical and clinical knowledge by conducting original research, choosing, validating and applying principal techniques and methodologies in solving medical research problems and systematic data collection and statistical analysis for in-depth understanding of medical phenomena. Upon completion of Ph.D. graduates can continue with a post-doctoral programme in any national and international institution.