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Facts & Questions

Welcome to a brilliant new opportunity to accomplish your degree and advance your professional credentials—completely online!

Here are frequently asked questions about the first-of-its-kind online degree programmes offered by the University of Johannesburg.

What programmes are available online?

Presently, UJ offers three 180-credit Master’s degree programmes: Master of Public Health, Master of Public Management and Governance and Master of Education in Information and Communication Technology. All are delivered 100% online.

Do the online programmes require travel or contact sessions?

No travel or contact sessions are required! The student is able to complete each consecutive module leading to degree completion completely online. This allows the flexibility to study at times best suited to individual schedules and enables students to balance work, studies and other responsibilities. Once enroled, the student can access the modules at any time via a laptop or other digital device, and an Internet connection from home, work or other convenient locations.

Do the online programmes include support from faculty and interaction with other students?

Yes! Students are not isolated while completing their studies, in fact, the online programmes are designed to be a highly interactive learning environment. While immersed in their studies, students will be able to share their perspectives and participate in topical discussions with a cohort of peer students. Faculty are fully supportive and available for questions while providing assignments and guiding instruction using various technologies. Students can experience both the rigour and rewards of a university degree without setting foot on the campus.

What are the programme start dates?

The UJ online programmes are uniquely organized to offer students multiple opportunities during the year to begin their course. Instead of a typical academic schedule of two semesters or enrolment periods per year, the online programmes begin six times per year on a revolving schedule. Not having to wait until the next semester begins allows students to move through their programme more quickly and efficiently, on a schedule that is most suitable to them. For specific start date information, refer to the calendar for the programme of choice.

What are the technology requirements for accessing the programmes?

In general terms, the student must have access to the Internet and a laptop or other digital device. Specific technology questions can be addressed through support services available after the student enrols.

Is technology support available to students?

Yes, technology support is included in the programmes. To make progressing through their programme easier, students are instructed in how to access and use the online portal as part of their first module.

How long does it take to complete a programme module online?

The programmes are organized into consecutive 7-week modules, so that the student can complete them more quickly than other formats.

How much do the programmes cost?

Tuition fees for the online programmes are affordable and based on 7-week sessions, the cost for which varies by programme. The student can enrol, and pay for, one 7-week session at a time. For total cost, please see the individual programme information.

What is the application process?

Getting started is easy and there is no application fee. After checking the admission requirements for the selected program to ensure the qualifications are met, the prospective student can apply online by filling out a student profile form and then submitting an application to UJ via an online portal.

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