Stellenbosch University MPhil HIV/AIDS Programme

Stellenbosch University MPhil HIV/AIDS Programme

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Description, selection and outcomes

The masters programme is an online teaching programme supplemented with interactive satellite broadcasts. A limited number of students are selected on the basis of academic performance and other requirements. The selection results will be available on 1 December and students will be notified by mail. Selected students should inform the Africa Centre in writing before the end of the second week in January whether they will be proceeding with the course.

The masters programme builds on the knowledge, competencies and managerial skills acquired with the PDM. While the PDM focuses on a general outline and synopsis of HIV and AIDS management, the MPhil provides even finer detail and empowers students to fully utilise their skills.​

Structure of the programme

The MPhil consists of a technical report and the following four courses:

  • Research methodology
  • Social responsibility and ethics
  • Strategic human resource management
  • ​Epidemiology​

Teaching modes

The masters programme makes use of the following modes of teaching:

  • ​Online teaching using Moodle
  • Interactive satellite broadcasts
  • Analyses of case studies
  • Projects that enable students to apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned

Admission requirements

The entry requirements for the masters programme are:

  • ​The Postgraduate Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management (PDM) with an average of at least 65%
  • Work experience
  • Computer, internet and e-mail skills​

Application information

Prospective students have to apply in writing before 31 October of the year prior to their studies.

Students CURRENTLY REGISTERED at Stellenbosch University needs to send:
1. The application form below
2. A letter of application addressed to the university​

Students that REGISTER FOT THE FIRST TIME at Stellenbosch University or who have INTERRUPTED THEIR STUDIES at the university need to send:

1. The application form below
2.The university online application form
3. Application fee of R 100.00. Bank details is available on the University online application form
4.Original degree certificate of your highest qualification

1. The Africa Centre application form

In Adobe Acrobat format [82 kb] OR in MSWord format [79 kb].

2. The Stellenbosch University online application form

Click on this link for the online application form.​

Tuition Fees

Students are responsible for the payment of their own transport and accommodation during the workshop.

Contact Details

Postal address

Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management
Private Bag X1
Matieland 7602
South Africa

Physical address

Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management
C/O Banhoek and Joubert Street
Stellenbosch University

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