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Programme: MScAgric (Soil Science)

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Code Faculty Department
02255012 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department: Plant Science
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Programme information

Also consult General Academic Regulations G30-G41.

Residence
On the recommendation of the relevant head of department, the Dean may set specific residential requirements for the MScAgric degree.

Curriculum
Subject to programme-specific requirements, the curriculum for the MScAgric degree consists of the following:

  1. A dissertation; and
  2. Further study in the major subject/s, augmented by ancillary modules prescribed by the Postgraduate Studies Committee, on the recommendation of the head of department. Such ancillary modules may be taken simultaneously with the major subject/s. Candidates in possession of the BScAgricHons degree may be exempted from additional ancillary modules.
  3. Please note that not all modules will be offered in any one year.

Admission requirements

1.    Relevant BScAgric degree (or equivalent)
2.    A weighted average of at least 60% at final-year level
3.    Additional work/modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency

Other programme-specific information

Depending on the academic background of the student and the chosen area of study, it may be required of the student to do additional coursework.

Minimum credits: 180

Core modules

  • Module content:

    This module involves the development, presentation and approval of a research proposal, the execution of the research project, and the writing up and presentation of the research results. In addition to the dissertation, the student is also expected to compile a concept research paper for publication

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Minimum credits: 180

Core modules

  • Module content:

    This module involves the development, presentation and approval of a research proposal, the execution of the research project, and the writing up and presentation of the research results. In addition to the dissertation, the student is also expected to compile a concept research paper for publication

    View more


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