The candidate must complete a dissertation in one of the fields of Mathematics Education in which research is actively being done in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.
The programme consists of 180 credits all allocated to the dissertation. If deemed necessary and depending on the candidate’s academic background and the scope of the study, additional requirements will be set. These additional requirements are non-credit bearing and will be assessed. The composition of the additional requirements is to be decided in consultation with the supervisor and Head of Department or nominated representative. The successful completion of any additional requirements is mandatory and forms part of the degree requirements.
Full details of the compilation of the curriculum are available in the departmental postgraduate brochure at: http://www.up.ac.za/maths/postgrad
- Relevant BScHons degree
- A weighted average of at least 60% at honours level
- Modules (or equivalent) completed at honours level:
- Measure and integration theory
- Functional analysis
Other programme-specific information
The minimum duration for this degree is one year. Subject to other faculty regulations, a student for a master’s degree must complete his or her studies within three years after first registering for the degree. Under special circumstances, the Dean, on the recommendation of the head of department, may give approval for a limited fixed extension of this period. (Also consult the Academic General Regulations.)
Promotion to next study year
The progress of all master's candidates is monitored biannually by the supervisor and the postgraduate coordinator. A candidate's study may be terminated if the progress is unsatisfactory or if the candidate is unable to finish his/her studies during the prescribed period.
Subject to exceptions approved by the Dean, on recommendation of the relevant head of department, and where applicable, a student may not enter for the master's examination in the same module more than twice.