- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (or equivalent) degree or relevant bachelor’s degree
- Registration as occupational therapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
- At least one year of clinical experience in the proposed field of study (community service year excluded).
- Employment in a part-time/full-time position for at least 15 hours per week, applicable to the field of study
Also consult General Academic Regulations G30-G41.
Students must register for, and attend (TNM 802) Applied research methodology 802 satisfactorily.
Examinations and pass requirements
- A continuous evaluation mark of at least 50% is required for admission to the examination in the major subject.
- The sequence of the examinations in the prerequisite subjects will be determined by the relevant head of department according to the major subject followed by the student.
- In order to pass, a subminimum of 40% in the written and/or practical and/or clinical sections of the examination, and a final mark of at least 50%, is required in the major as well as the prerequisite subject.
Pass with distinction
The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained at least 75% in the major module, and an average of at least 65% (not rounded) in the prerequisite modules.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.