Programme: MSc Sports Science Biomechanics

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Code Faculty
10253145 Faculty of Health Sciences
Credits Duration
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180

Programme information

In accordance with the stipulations of the General Regulations, the MSc degree is conferred by virtue of an examination, or an examination and a dissertation, or an examination and an essay, or a dissertation.

Also consult General Regulations.

All MSc students must register for, and attend (TNM 800) Applied research methodology 800 satisfactorily. (Exemption may be granted if the module has already been passed for the BScHons degree.)

The maximum period for completion of the master's degree is four years.All the stipulations pertaining to coursework master’s degrees and postgraduate studies in accordance with the General Regulations apply. Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations, the Chairperson of the School in question may, in consultation with the head of department, approve a fixed limited extension of the period on the grounds of extraordinary circumstances.

Additional requirements

Admission to this programme requires an honours degree in Sports Science with a minimum average mark of 60%, a mark of 65% in NMR 702 and MBK 705, and a master’s research proposal that has been accepted by the Departmental Research Committee, the Postgraduate Committee and Ethical Committee of the Faculty of Health Sciences. 

Research information

Research protocol
After registration, a student is required to submit a complete research protocol regarding the proposed dissertation to the MSc Committee of the School and if necessary, also to the Ethics Committee for approval.

A dissertation must be submitted via Student Administration at least three months prior to the date of a particular graduation ceremony. A manual on the editing of dissertations is available on request from the head of the department in question.

Pass with distinction

The MSc (Sports Science) Option: Biomechanics is conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained at least 75% in the dissertation.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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