Postgraduate Degrees


Postgraduate degree programmes offered by the Department enable graduates to elevate their knowldge of their fields of specialisation in order to excel in their careers. Candidates who are interested in pursuing an academic career will be joining a cohort of world-renewed researchers. The Department has recently introduced a new specialised postgraduate degree programme in Big Data Science to address the need for capacity in this scarse skill arena. The University has existing world-class expertise in multiple disciplines that closely relate to Big Data and Big Data Science. To leverage this expertise, the Department has added a stream in Big Data Science to its master's degree offerings. The multidisciplinary degree programme spreads across a number of academic faculties and departments. Its focus is to provide educational opportunities on a posgraduate level for researchers and practitioners in Big Data and data science to investigate needs both in South Africa and in the international landscape. Graduate professionals from industry can leverage this degree to re-skill themselves in the building blocks of Big Data and data science, while researchers can excel in related research projects. The degree forms part of the Faculty' Big data Science strategic initiative, which includes an already established Institute for Data Science and the appointment of an incumbent in the ABSA Chair for Data Science.



BScHons Computer Science

MSc Computer Science

An honours degree is a prestigious degree intended for those who wish to obtain a professional qualification of international standing and take thier place   in the information technology industry or in computer science academia.

The MSc Computer Science degree is a research degree requiring the candidate to carry out research in one of the Department's focus areas. It assesses the candidate's ability to plan, initiate,  carry out and report on scientific investigation.

MIT Big Data Science

PhD Computer Science
The focus of the MIT Big Data Science degree is to provide educational opportunities on a postgraduate level for researchers and practitioners in Big Data Science, cognisant of the needs in South African landscape. This is a research degree that requires the candidate to carry out research that makes a significant and original contribution to the body of knowldge in the area of specialisation.


For detailed information on our postgraduate programmes refer to our website.

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