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Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months



A degree in Physics at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg equips you with analytical and problem-solving skills, which are in high demand. These skills also offer a background for understanding an increasingly technological society.

Additionally, the course will equip you with experience for life-long learning in a rapidly changing world; mathematical skills that can be applied in many environments; and computational skills that are marketable in many sectors of the economy.

Career Opportunities

  • Communications
  • Consultants and Administrators
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Law
  • Physics Research
  • Project Managers
  • Software Engineers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Abstract Mathematics 
  • Differential Equations 
  • Basic Analysis 
  • Linear Algebra 
  • Multivariable Calculus 
  • Transition to Abstract Mathematics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • APS 40+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
  • Level 5
  • Mathematics
  • Level 6
  • Physical Science
  • Level 5
  • Wait-listing
  • Applicants with 38-39 points may be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3399 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3399 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3399 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3399 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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R 50460

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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