A student must by means of a dissertation in a field of study as approved by the Department prove that he or she is capable of planning, instituting and executing a scientific investigation.
Refer also to G31 –G41.
BScHons degree in:
Landscape Architecture or
Interior Architecture or
An associated field such as urban design, civil engineering, planning, construction, geography, visual arts or ecology and weighted average of at least 60% at final-year level or equivalent bachelor’s degree with completed supplementary modules relevant to the study field at honours-level to the equivalent of 180 credits and weighted average of at least 60% at final-year level
2. Comprehensive intellectual CV
Examinations and pass requirements
After a minimum of one year of registration, the student is to submit a dissertation for examination and have an oral examination of the dissertation in the related field of study.
Awarding of the degree
The Master of Architecture degree is conferred on students obtaining a minimum of 50% for both the dissertation and oral examination.
General Academic Regulation G39.12 applies with regard to the required publication.
Pass with distinction
The Master of Architecture degree is conferred with distinction on students obtaining a minimum of 75% for both the dissertation and the oral examination.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.