BIS (Hons) Publishing (Code 12240008) 


BIS Hons Publishing brochure

Programme coordinator

IT Building 6-34, Hatfield Campus
+27 12 420 2426


New Honours students for 2024 take note!

We will have an online introductory meeting on 14 February 2024 at 17h30.

Students will have the opportunity to meet the lecturers and learn more about the different modules

Registration must be done before classes start for the BIS Honours degrees.

Please email the Programme Coordinator, Prof. Beth le Roux ([email protected]), for a meeting invitation.

Financial difficulties?

If you have been accepted into the programme, but are experiencing financial difficulties and cannot register, please visit the website:
and follow the appropriate links. Also inform/email all your lecturers.

UP Student Contract outstanding?

Due to covid-19 restrictions, clients are not allowed onto campus yet.
But there are FOUR contract drop off boxes available with security at the University Road, Roper Road, Prospect Street and Lunnon Road entrances of the Hatfield campus.
Students can also post or courier the contracts to UP.

The postal address is:
University of Pretoria
Private Bag X20

The physical address is:
University of Pretoria
Hatfield Campus
University Road
For more information on how to Complete your UP Student Contract, click here.

Admission requirements

BIS (Information Science) degree or BIS (Multimedia) degree or BIS (Publishing) degree with a weighted average of at least 65% for relevant third-year modules or relevant bachelor’s degree with a weighted average of at least 65% for relevant third-year modules.

Additional requirements

 Consult G Regulations G.16 to G.29.

Other programme-specific information

Subject to the provisions of G Regulation G.18.3, a full-time student must complete his or her studies for an honours degree within two academic years (four semesters) and an after-hours student within three academic years (six semesters) after first registration for the degree. However, the Dean may, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department, extend the period of study in both cases by a maximum of two semesters.
Teaching staff presenting the PUB modules


Final year
Minimum credits: 120
Fundamental modules
Research methodology 711 (INY 711) - Credits: 15.00
Core modules
Publishing management: Management and finance 722 (PUB 722) - Credits: 15.00
Publishing management: Organisation and processes 723 (PUB 723) - Credits: 15.00
Research project 1: The South African publishing environment 724 (PUB 724) - Credits: 15.00
Research project 2: The international publishing environment 725 (PUB 725) - Credits: 15.00
Editorial practice: Advanced copy-editing and editorial project management 728 (PUB 728) - Credits: 15.00
Elective modules
Select two of the following elective modules or any other relevant modules in collaboration with the programme coordinator.
Advanced e-publishing 712 (PUB 712) - Credits: 15.00
Editorial practice: List building and acquisition of rights 729 (PUB 729) - Credits: 15.00
Book history 732 (PUB 732) - Credits: 15.00

Postgraduate modules

Click here for all the postgraduate modules of the Department Information Science.
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- Author Joukje Geertsema

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