Programme: MScAgric (Agricultural Extension)

Code Faculty Department
02255014 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department: Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development
Credits Duration NQF level SAQA ID
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09 SAQA ID:  6649

Programme information

Also consult General Academic Regulations G30-G41.

On the recommendation of the relevant head of department, the Dean may set specific residential requirements for the MScAgric degree.

Subject to programme-specific requirements, the curriculum for the MScAgric degree consists of the following:

  1. A dissertation; and
  2. Further study in the major subject/s, augmented by ancillary modules prescribed by the Postgraduate Studies Committee, on the recommendation of the head of department. Such ancillary modules may be taken simultaneously with the major subject/s. Candidates in possession of the BScAgricHons degree may be exempted from additional ancillary modules.
  3. Please note that not all modules will be offered in any one year.

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant BSc degree in Agriculture or BAgricHons (Extension) degree (or equivalent)
  2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 60% at honours level (or equivalent)
  3. At least 120 credits of relevant extension modules passed at postgraduate level with an average of at least 60% each

The regulations and rules for the degrees published here are subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information.

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