BIS Honours

Do you want to add value to your current knowledge? Do you want to specialise in your chosen field of study?  Then register for an honours degree!


Bachelor of Information Science (Honours) Offers Three Programmes:





1      Students who continue directly after their undergraduate studies at UP with their Honours, hand in a application form at the CSC or at EBIT’s Faculty Administration. Download application form here.

2      Application forms are available at the Client Service Centre (CSC), EBIT’ Faculty Administration in the Engineering building I, Level 6, or on the University’s website (  

3      Students who interrupt their studies at UP and now wish to continue, have to pay an application fee when they hand in their application form at the CSC.

4      Students coming from other tersiary institutions, need to hand in the following at CSC:  application form, certified copies of their previous qualification(s), Identification Document, a complete academic record and an application fee. [Bring originals during registration.] 

5      If you cannot register on campus, you can post the above-mentioned to:  EBIT Faculty Administration, University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road, Hatfield, 0002

6      Applications close: 31 October for the Honours degrees.

First meeting 

All prospective postgraduate students MUST attend the first meeting at the beginning of the year during which very important information concerning your study direction, course content, choice of subjects and timetable will be conveyed to you. If you did not receive proof of admission, bring your academic record as well as proof of qualification(s) with you. No first time honours students may register online prior to the contact session. The choice of subjects must be approved before registering online. 

Students registering for their second year (i.e. part time students or full time students wit outstanding modules) are welcome to attend the first meeting or they can contact the coordinator for their honours degree (i.e. Information Science, Multimedia or Publishing) for a form with the choice of subjects. They must complete the form and resubmit to the coordinator for approval before registering online. 

The choice of subjects must be approved before registering online.

Students who need to register for a third year need to contact the coordinator for their honours degree (i.e. Information Science, Multimedia or Publishing) before registering online to verify if they are allowed to continue with their studies.





Tuesday, 29 January 2019


BIS (Hons) Publishing

Package coordinator:

Dr Beth le Roux

[email protected]

tel (012) 420 2426

IT Building 6, 6-48 (tea room)

Tuesday, 29 January 2019


BIS (Hons) Information Science

Package coordinator: 

Prof Ina Fourie

[email protected]

tel: (012) 420-5216

IT Building 4-58

Tuesday, 29 January 2019


BIS (Hons) Multimedia

Package coordinator: 

Mr Koos de Beer

[email protected]

tel (012) 420 2833

IT Building 4th floor, VRI Lab

By appointment:


Prof Theo Bothma

012 420 2293

[email protected]

Research Masters and Doctoral degrees
MIS Multimedia (research) (Prof Theo Bothma; [email protected])
MIS Information Science (research) (Prof Ina Fourie;[email protected])
MIS Library Science (research) (Prof Ina Fourie; [email protected])
MIS Publishing (research) (Dr Beth le Roux; [email protected])
DPhil: Library Science (Prof Archie Dick; [email protected])
DPhil: Information Science (Prof Archie Dick; [email protected])
PhD: Publishing (Prof Archie Dick; [email protected])



Programme manager: 

Prof. AL Dick
IT-building 6-73,

Tel.: +27 12 420 2293

E-mail: [email protected]



Please see the following website for tuition/registration fees:

Please see the following for online registration:

2014 brochure



Department of Information Science

Prof TJD Bothma, Tel.: +27 12 420 2961, E-mail: [email protected]


EBIT Faculty Administration

Admissions – postgraduate honours, master and doctoral degrees:

Mrs Dawn Taljaard, Tel.: +27 12 420 4095, E-mail: [email protected]



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