Military Science

The Faculty of Military Science is based at Saldanha and offers certificate, bachelor's and postgraduate programmes for selected officers of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and other defence forces.

These study programmes are focused on national security and defence issues, and are designed to serve the specific interests of the SANDF. They are also designed to be as relevant as possible to the requirements of the officer in the SANDF, including dealing with aspects of diplomacy and development. Specialisation in any one of several disciplines, in keeping with students' preferences, is possible - but only within the boundaries of their specific Service's and/or Division's requirements. The minimum duration for the bachelor's programmes is three years.

The Faculty has now added a PhD programme to its academic offering. The PhD and Master's degree in Military Science are offered to both SANDF and non-SANDF employees in the private sector.

General admission requirements


The Dean, Saldanha

Tel: 022 702 3019

The Faculty Administrator, Saldanha

Tel: 022 702 3085

Client Service Centre, Stellenbosch

Tel: 021 808 9111


Faculty of Military Science website