Faculty of Science & Agriculture Postgraduate Programs
Faculty of Science & Agriculture Prospectus
Honours, Masters and Phd Programs
All Post-Graduate Forms
The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies offers a Honours Masters and Doctoral qualifications. They are designed to ensure postgraduate students are fully prepared for careers in professional and academic paths, equipped for leadership in policy and decision-making, and are competent to contribute to building a vibrant “knowledge economy” in post-apartheid South Africa and beyond.
[QUALIFICATION CODE SHON07]
To be admitted to BSc (Hons) in Geography a candidate shall have passed Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Environmental Studies or an equivalent qualification.
Curriculum for BSc (Hons) Geography
Five modules including the research project are to be completed. SGES501 and the research project [SGES509] are compulsory.
A student must choose three modules after consultation with the Head of Department and will be determined by the student’s undergraduate background and the availability of suitably trained staff members in a particular year. A research project on an approved research topic to be chosen after consultation with a panel of staff members. Research is to start as soon as lectures commence. A student must have acquired proficiency in qualitative methods and computer techniques prior to working on the research project report. A written or oral test can be required to satisfy the Head of Department in this respect.
Students who did not do GIS at undergraduate level should take undergraduate level GIS (SHYD222) concurrently with their Honours modules. A student must obtain at least 50% in GIS, otherwise they will have to repeat it before an Honours degree is confirmed complete.
SGES501 History, Philosophy and Methodology of Geography
SGES502 Applied Climatology
SGES503 Environmental Management
SGES509 Research Project (to be submitted by the end of November).
One module may be selected from the following with approval of both Heads of Department:
SHYD504 Water Resources Management
SBOT501 Terrestrial Plant Ecology
SZOL501 Population Dynamics and Aquatic Production
SZOL502 Advanced Freshwater Ecology
SZOL503 Advanced Estuarine Ecology
SMCB505 Environmental and Industrial Microbiology
Masters Degree in Geography and Environmental Studies (M Nurs)
[QUALIFICATION CODE SMCR20, MODULE CODE SNUR700 – DISSERTATION]
The purpose of this degree is to develop learners towards an integrated conceptual nursing framework and enable them to acquire expert knowledge in nursing practice and skills as researchers in nursing science.
Doctoral degree in Geography and Environmental Studies (D Phil)
[QUALIFICATION CODE SDPH20, MODULE CODE SNUR800]
The purpose of the doctoral degree is to enable learners to develop advanced skills as researchers in nursing science in order to advance nursing knowledge and enhance professional maturity and practice.