- BSocSci degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics or relevant bachelor’s degree with specialisation in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
- A weighted average of at least 70% in each of Philosophy, Political Science and Economics, at final-year level or a weighted average of at least 65% in each of Philosophy, Political Science and Economics, at final-year level. In this case, conditional admission will be allowed until Ethics and Social Philosophy module (FIL 711) is passed with at least 65%
If 65% is not achieved for FIL 711: The student may be offered the option of transferring to the BAHons (Philosophy) degree
Other programme-specific information
Apart from the core modules, one module each should be selected from the current honours curriculum of the departments of Philosophy and Political Sciences and two modules should be selected from the current honours curriculum in the Department of Economics.
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.