Renewal of registration
- Subject to exceptions approved by the Dean, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department, a student may not sit for an examination for the honours degree more than twice in the same module.
- A student for an honours degree must complete his or her study, in the case of full-time students, within two years and, in the case of after-hours students, within three years of first registering for the degree. Under special circumstances, the Dean, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department, may give approval for a limited extension of this period.
In calculating marks, General Regulation G.12.2 applies.
Apart from the prescribed coursework, a research project is an integral part of the study.
- A relevant bachelor’s degree with Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science at third-year level.
- An average of 60% for all modules at third-year level.
- Exemption recommendations for at least five of the A100- and A200-level subjects of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.
- IAS 361 Insurance and actuarial applications, which is a prerequisite for the core module IAS 712 Liabilities.
- Students from other accredited institutions must comply with the same requirements based on equivalent modules at their institutions.
- In addition, students from other accredited institutions might also be required to pass an entrance evaluation.
- Student numbers are limited.
- Historical performance during prior studies will also be considered in selecting students.
Other programme-specific information
To qualify for this degree, the candidate must successfully complete a total of at least 135 credits, made up from modules from the curriculum in collaboration with, and subject to, the approval of the Head of the Department of Actuarial Science.
Promotion to next study year
The progress of all honours candidates is monitored biannually by the head of department. A candidate’s study may be terminated if the progress is unsatisfactory or if the candidate is unable to finish his/her studies during the prescribed period.
Pass with distinction
The BScHons degree is awarded with distinction to a candidate who obtains a weighted average of at least 75% in all the prescribed modules and a minimum of 65% in any one module.