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Programme: MA (Criminology)

Code Faculty Department
01250185 Faculty of Humanities Department: Social Work and Criminology
Credits Duration NQF level SAQA ID
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09 SAQA ID:  15745

Admission requirements

  1. BAHons in Criminology or relevant honours degree
  2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% for the honours degree

Additional requirements

Arrange for an interview with the head of department.

Minimum credits: 180

Core modules

  • Module content:

    A subject chosen by the learner must be researched independently. The nature of the study should convince that the learner has the ability to identify a research problem and to research it. A comprehensive report (100-150 pages) on an approved research project must be compiled. Other requirements: Specialised knowledge of Criminology as a discipline, the analysis, transformation, and evaluation of abstract data and concepts, and the creation of appropriate responses to resolve contextual abstract problems. Independent planning, resourcing, and managing processes within broad parameters and functions of the envisaged study is expected. Use of computer programmes for analysis and/or report writing is a requirement.

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