This programme is coordinated in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development.
The aim of this programme is to enable graduates to participate in and lead rural development processes and policy initiatives. It provides a broad-based understanding of rural development, including project planning and analysis and strategic management.
- An acceptable bachelor’s degree.
- An average of 60% is required for admission.
- An entrance examination is necessary, although exemption may be granted under certain circumstances, as determined by the head of the department.
- Specified modules, in addition to the honours modules, may be required, as determined by the head/s of department in the candidate's proposed field of specialisation.
Examinations and pass requirements
In order to obtain the degree, the candidate must achieve a minimum of 50% in each of the prescribed modules.
Pass with distinction
An average of 75% in all the prescribed modules must be obtained in order to pass the degree with distinction.