Postgraduate Academic Programmes


Postgraduate education in Family Medicine can be studied at various universities in South Africa. Herewith a guide to the universities and the academic programmes they offer. For more information, please make contact with the universities via their webpages.


  • Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of the Free State
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • Walter Sisulu University
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Academic Programmes offered: 

M Med (Family Medicine & Primary Health Care)

Stellenbosch University

Academic Programmes offered: 

PhD in Family Medicine

M Med in Family Medicine

M Phil in Family Medicine

Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine

University of Cape Town

Academic Programmes offered:

Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine (DFM)

Master of Medicine in Family Medicine (MMed FamMed)

Master of Family Medicine (MFamMed) (not registrable with HPCSA)

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Academic Programmes offered:

Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine

Master of Medical Science (Family Medicine)

University of Limpopo

Academic Programmes offered: 

Masters in Medicine (Family Medicine)

University of Pretoria

Academic Programmes offered:

PhD /DMed Family Medicine

MMed Family Medicine

Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine

University of the Free State

Academic Programmes offered: 

MMed Family Medicine

University of the Witwatersrand

Academic Programmes offered: 

MSc Family Medicine (Research only)

MMed Family Medicine

Walter Sisulu University

Academic Programmes offered: 

MMed Family Medicine


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