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Programme: MA Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Code Faculty Department
01252133 Faculty of Humanities Department: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Admission requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology (NQF level 8) or BAHons Augmentative and Alternative Communication degree or relevant honours degree provided that sufficient background in severe communication disability and research is evident, in which case an admissions examination may be required
  2. A weighted average of at least 65% at final-year level of the previous relevant qualification
  3. A weighted average of at least 65% in the research module of the previous qualification

Additional requirements

  • An acceptable level of proficiency in English or Afrikaans is required.
  • An approved research proposal is also required.

Minimum credits: 180

Core modules

  • Module content:

    A dissertation based on independent research on a topic related to the field of augmentative and alternative communication, selected in collaboration with a supervisor. The dissertation should be based on an approved research proposal and ethics clearance. Use of computer programs for data analysis and report writing is required.

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