Postgraduate: MCom (Informatics) / MIT(Information Systems) 

The Master's degree

Topics for the thesis may be chosen from the research focus areas of the staff members of the Department that fall within the following broad areas:

  • Information Systems and the organization;

  • Information Systems and Education;

  • ICT for Sustainable Development;

  • Human-computer interaction;

  • Data Science.

The dissertation is typically a 35000 to 40000-word individual report of independent research under the guidance of a supervisor. The purpose of the dissertation is to demonstrate that:

  • The student can plan and execute research;

  • The student can interpret some practical context in terms of the theory presented in the courses and come to appropriate conclusions;

  • That the student can interpret and present his/her research findings.

Students are expected to hand in a publishable academic article of 5000-7000 words together with the dissertation for examination. The article will be submitted to an accredited journal under the names of the candidate and the supervisor(s) and the University of Pretoria owns the intellectual property rights.

Although the closing date for application for Masters is 31 May 2021 for the year 2022, we cannot guarantee processing Masters applications for those who apply after 31 October 2021, nor those students who will receive their Honours degree marks after January of 2021.  However, these applications will be considered for 2022.

Brochure for 2022



- Author Carina de Villiers
Published by Nita Mennega

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