Closing date for application (subject to change and to be confirmed by faculty)
Entry Requirements for UP
Subjects to the stipulations of General Regulations, a candidate can be admitted if he/she complies with the following requirements:
- a BEd(Hons) degree/BEd (Postgraduate); or
- an applicable honours degree and a teacher’s diploma; and
- have achieved an average of at least 60% in the honours or related examination.
The Senate may:
- grant a graduate of another university (either in South Africa or elsewhere) a status at the University that is equivalent to the status the student has at such other university;
- admit a person who has passed examinations at another university or institution (either in South Africa or elsewhere) which the Senate deems equivalent to, or higher than the examinations prescribed for a degree at the University, which are set as a prerequisite for admission to a particular postgraduate study programme, or for the admission of such a person as a research student;
- admit a person who in another manner has reached a standard of competence the Senate considers adequate for the purposes of postgraduate study or research at the University, as a student for a postgraduate degree or certificate.
Additional admission information
- All master’s students must submit a dissertation or a mini-dissertation and must pass the module NMQ800. A student may apply for exemption from this requirement if these modules (or similar modules) have recently been passed at NQF level 8.
- One publishable article based on the research that the student conducted for the dissertation or the mini-dissertation and approved by the supervisor, must be submitted. The article must be submitted at Student Administration before 15 February for the Autumn graduation ceremonies and before 15 July for the Spring graduation ceremonies. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in the degree being awarded during a subsequent series of graduation ceremonies.
- In addition to the copies mentioned in E.6 c(i), each successful student must submit a bound paper copy as well as two electronic copies of the approved mini-dissertation/dissertation to the Head: Student Administration in the format specified by the faculty and in accordance with the minimum standards set by the Department of Library Services (see http:/upetd.up.ac.za/authors/publish/standards.htm#specs), before 15 February for the Autumn graduation ceremonies and before 15 July for the Spring graduation ceremonies. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in the degree being awarded during a subsequent series of graduation ceremonies.
- All students have to submit a research proposal during the first year of registration and defend it successfully before a panel of examiners appointed by the Dean, in collaboration with the Head of department, Supervisor and Research coordinator, before they can start with the research.
- Students have to apply for ethical clearance to the Head of department concerned and Ethics Committee and only commence with field work once the application for ethical clearance has been approved by the Ethics Committee.
- Students have to present a progress report on the research to the supervisor, annually. Continued reregistration depends on satisfactory annual progress.
- All students have to attend the research capacity building sessions on quantitative and qualitative research at master’s level.
Indication possible curriculum and prerequisites - subject to change.
Fields of Study
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Also consult General Regulations.
A dissertation on a topic approved by the Dean on the recommendation of the Head of department must be submitted, following the approval of a complete research proposal. A literature study is not acceptable.
Duration of study
- A minimum of one academic year for the research programme and two years (four semesters) for the coursework packages.
- The programme must be completed within four years (eight semesters).
- Students will be granted two opportunities to pass NMQ800. Unsuccessful candidates will not be allowed to continue with the programme. This requirement applies to both the full research as well as the coursework master's degrees.
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Enquiries about the programme
Name: Ms Safia Mohamed
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6165
E-Mail: [email protected]
Enquiries about applications / administration of the programme
APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY. Please contact:
Name: Mrs Bronwynne Swarts
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5679
E-Mail: [email protected]