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POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS

Students are advised that even though a module or programme may be included in this Handbook the Faculty is not compelled to offer it.

The Rules and Departmental Entries contain outlines of each qualification offered by the Faculty. The Rules and Departmental Entries contain outlines of each qualification offered by the Faculty.

Honours Qualifications:

The Honours Degree B.Sc (Hons) or B.Consumer Sci (Hons) follows an acceptable first degree. It is a specialised programme of one-year duration for full time students.

Masters  Qualifications:

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Science follows a M.Sc Degree. It is of at least two years duration and based on a programme of original research.Examination is by thesis. The duration of this qualification is a minimum of two years.

Masters  Qualifications:

Following the B.Sc Hons Degree one may pursue a Master of Science Degree (M.Sc).This can be done by following either a research programme of at least one-year duration or, in some instances, by course work and research. In the former,examination is by dissertation while in the latter it is by coursework and dissertation,with coursework contributing a maximum of 50% of the total required credits. The duration of this qualification is a minimum of one year.

All the qualifications are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the South African Qualifications Authority  (SAQA).

Admission Requiments

(a) All honours programmes offered by the Faculty commence at the start of the academic year. No  admittance to the programme will be allowed            at any other time.

(b) To qualify for admission to a B.Sc honours degree programme a student shall possess a B.Sc undergraduate degree with a major in the subject             she/he wishes to enrol for, or have the approval of Senate for conferment of status equivalent to such a degree.

(c) To qualify for admission to the B.Consumer Sciences honours degree programme a student shall possess a B.Consumer Sciences or a B Home            Economics undergraduate degree, or have the approval of Senate for conferment of status equivalent to such a degree.

(d) To qualify for admission a to the BSc honours degree programme in Agriculture a student shall possess a four-year BSc degree which must be             in a discipline of Agricultural Sciences appropriate to the selected curriculum, or have the approval of Senate for conferment of status                             equivalent to such a degree.

(e) To qualify for admission to the B.Sc Human Movement Science honours degree programme a student shall possess a BSc, BA or equivalent                   degree in Human Movement Science, or have the approval of Senate for conferment of status equivalent to such a degree.

(f) To be admitted to an Honours degree programme a student shall have passed the final-year modules of the major subject that leads to the                    honours degree with an average final mark of at least 60%.

(g) If the average mark for the final-year modules of the major subject that leads to the honours degree is less than 60% then admission shall be             subject to the approval of the Faculty Board. Before the end of January, applicants must submit to the Head of Department concerned, a full               written motivation that details relevant work experience since the award of the bachelors’ degree as well as any other information in support               of their admittance to the degre