Programme: BScHons Environmental Health

Code NQF level Faculty Duration Credits
10244026 NQF level:  08 Faculty of Health Sciences Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120

Programme information

The following requirements are set:

  • Advanced instruction by means of self-tuition, lectures and seminars.
  • Students must pass the module TNM 700 Applied research methodology 700.
  • Students must pass the module PHM 770 Learning in public health 770.
  • Students must pass a research report (or project) that carries at least 30 credits.

Admission requirements

  • A bachelor's degree deemed acceptable by the head of department for the proposed field of study, or an equivalent qualification deemed acceptable by the Senate of the University for the proposed field of study.
  • At least one applicable biological subject as major subject.
  • Admission is subject to the approval of the head of department: with the proviso that a candidate who has obtained an average of less than 60% in the modules of his or her major subject in the final year of the bachelor's degree study, may be admitted only with the Dean's approval, on the recommendation of the head of department.
  • Additional requirements may be set by the head of department.

Other programme-specific information

Students who want to specialise in environmental health need to enrol for ENV 785 and GGY 789 to replace EOH 771 and EOH 772.

Examinations and pass requirements

  1. The individual modules in each field of study must all be passed with a mark of at least 50% in each module, before a student may graduate in that field of study.
  2. Each field of study has a specified, externally moderated, summative assessment that must also be passed before the student may graduate.

Pass with distinction

The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained an average of at least 75% in the summative assessment, as well as an average of at least 75% for the remaining components of the curriculum (i.e. excluding the summative assessment mark).

Minimum credits: 120

Core modules

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 each student to familiarise himself or herself 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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