“The purpose of doing research is to solve problems that limit the growth and development of society,
communities, businesses and individuals. At the NWU, we remind ourselves constantly that we are here to make
a difference in people’s lives and to nurture nature. By taking care of some of the problems humanity faces today
and producing students ready to reshape the world, we are building a better university and a better South Africa.”
Prof Dan Kgwadi, NWU Vice-Chancellor, NWU Research Dynamics
At the NWU our objective is to educate and empower our postgraduate students by providing quality
programmes, ensuring well-educated graduates who are able to think critically and laterally.
One of the most important factors in deciding to enrol for masters or doctoral studies is the available academic
expertise. In this regard you can rest assured: the North-West University prides itself on its increased research
intensity as evident by the wide scope of postgraduate degree offerings.
But why enrol for a masters or a doctoral degree?
It strengthens your competitiveness as a graduate in a specialised job market.
It extends and deepens your knowledge and skills in an ever changing international market.
It offers you research preparation that enhances your ability to access, make sense of, and deploy new knowledge in a complex society.
It builds confidence and credibility as a highly skilled graduate.
It provides immense personal satisfaction and reward.