Master in Nursing Science

Admission requirements:

Unless the Senate decides, a candidate shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Masters of Nursing only if he/she/they has a four-year bachelor’s degree in Nursing (NQF level 8) from a University;  honours degree in nursing following a three-year bachelor’s degree at the University; registered with the South African Nursing Council as a professional nurse; while international students must follow the SAQA, SANC criteria of having a dual registration, and the said registration must be maintained throughout the study. An application for a master’s degree by complete dissertation must include a statement of intent in a brief preliminary research proposal.


Duration of the Programme

•   Full time: Not less than two consecutive semesters (1 year) and not more than six consecutive semesters (3 Years)

•   Part-time: Not less than four consecutive semesters (2 years) and not more than eight consecutive semesters (4 Years)



Qualification Code

Name of Qualification

Core module

Module code



Master of Nursing



180 at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 9


Description of Modules

NMS 700E      Master of Nursing (Dissertation)

Purpose: The degree programme aims to equip postgraduate students in the field of Nursing with the necessary skills to conceptualise, plan, execute and report on research in their area of interest.

Instruction: Supervised independent research by presenting a proposal, getting ethical clearance, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and report writing.

Credit value: 180

Assessment: The research report will be assessed by two external examiners

All correspondence to be addressed to The Departmental administrator or Post Grad co-ordinator.

Contact details:

Dr AP Okeyo
Telephone no: 043 704 7585

Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Fort Hare - East London Campus
Private Bag X9083

5 Oxford Street East London

Course coordinator:

Dr Vellem
Telephone no.: 043 704 7347

Course Code: 
Level of Study: 
2 years
Nursing Science