Community engagement activities are embedded into the degree programme.
The Dean has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Academic Regulations or the Faculty regulations.
- Relevant bachelor’s degree
- Weighted average of at least 65% at final-year level
Examinations and pass requirements
- Students must achieve at least 50% for all the required modules.
- A maximum of two (2) years will be allowed for the completion of the diploma.
- In order to obtain the diploma with distinction an average of 75% must be obtained in each of the modules individually.
The content of each coursework module will consist of formal lectures, assignments and an examination. The examination may take the form of a written examination or a written assignment and oral examination. The research methodology module will culminate in a research proposal.
A student will not be allowed to register more than twice for the same module.
There are no supplementary examinations for any of the modules.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.