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.

The closing date for the MCom INF for 2023  is 30 September 2022 whereas the closing date for the MIT(IS) is 31 October 2022. Note that we cannot guarantee to process the applications for those students who will receive their Honours degree marks after January of 2023.  However, these applications will be considered for 2024.

Brochure for 2023



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