Programme: MAgric (Extension)

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Code Faculty Department
02256001 Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Department: Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Programme information


      Renewal of registration
      As long as progress is satisfactory, renewal of the registration of a master’s student will be accepted for the second year of the study. Registration for a third and subsequent years will only take place when the Student Administration of the Faculty receives a written motivation which is supported by the relevant head of department and Postgraduate Studies Committee.

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

      1. A dissertation;
      2. Attendance of the Department’s Research Methods module and
      3. Presentation of a research proposal during the first year of registration
      4. 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.

      Admission requirements

      1. BAgricHons (Extension) degree (or equivalent) or BInstAgrarHons (Extension) degree (or equivalent) or Postgraduate Diploma in Extension and Rural Development (or equivalent) and 60 credits passed at honours level
      2. A weighted average of at least 60% at final-year level of the BAgricHons (Extension) or BInstAgrarHons (Extension) degree or at least 120 credits of relevant extension modules at honours level with an average of at least 60% in each module or at least 60% in each module at final-year level of the Postgraduate Diploma in Extension and Rural Development
      3. An admission examination may be required
      4. A CV with contactable references may be required

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