This degree programme is presented in English only.
Also consult G Regulations G.30 to G.54
The curriculum is determined in consultation with the programme organiser.
A student will have to apply to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology if he/she requires more than three years to complete the degree.
- A three-year first degree in Library and Information Science (LIS), as well as a second degree in LIS or at least an honours degree in LIS; or a four-year degree in LIS; or a master’s degree in LIS; or an equivalent degree from a SAQA-accredited university.
- A limited number of applicants are admitted to this programme.
Other programme-specific information
Discontinuation of studies
The Dean may, on the recommendation of the admissions committee, cancel the studies of a student who fails more than one module. A module may only be repeated once.
Deregistration of modules
Deregistration of modules is only allowed before the early deadline.
Students may register for two modules in another master’s programme with the permission of the Programme Coordinators of both degrees.
Examinations and pass requirements
A minimum semester mark of 40% is required in order to be admitted to the final examinations in all the prescribed modules of the degree. A final mark of 50% is required to pass all coursework modules and the mini-dissertation.
Pass with distinction
The degree is conferred with distinction on students who have obtained at least 75% for the mini-dissertation and a minimum of 75% weighted average final mark for the coursework modules and completed the degree in minimum time.