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Programme: MSocSci Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Code Faculty Department
01253035 Faculty of Humanities Department: Philosophy
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Admission requirements

  1. A BSocSciHons (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) degree or relevant honours degree
  2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 68% for the honours degree is required but students with a cumulative weighted average of 70% or more for the honours degree will receive preference
  3. Research component passed at honours level

Note: Additional work/modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency in research

Additional requirements

  • Students with an average of between 68% and 70% in the majors/fields of specialisation could be considered for admission under special conditions. Apply to the programme manager.
  • Prospective students may be required to do additional work/modules (for non-degree purposes) to enable them to reach the desired level of research capability, should it be found that they have not completed an appropriate research component at honours level.

Pass with distinction

For the degree to be awarded with distinction a student must obtain a minimum of 75% for the dissertation.

Minimum credits: 180

Core modules


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