1. Relevant four-year BConSci degree or relevant honours degree
2. A weighted average of at least 60% at final-year level
Other programme-specific information
Depending on the academic background of the student and the chosen area of study, it may be required of the student to do additional coursework.
A basic course in statistics is compulsory when a quantitative approach is used for the research for the dissertation.
Work on the dissertation consists of three parts, namely a research proposal, project execution, and writing the dissertation. It is compulsory to give an oral presentation of the proposal as well as of the research on completion of the degree.
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.