Renewal of registration
As long as progress is satisfactory, renewal of the registration of a master’s student will be accepted for the second year of the study. Registration for a third and subsequent years will only take place when the Student Administration of the Faculty receives a written motivation which is supported by the relevant head of department and Postgraduate Studies Committee.
Subject to programme-specific requirements, the curriculum for the MAgric degree consists of the following:
- A dissertation;
- Attendance of the Department’s Research Methods module and
- Presentation of a research proposal during the first year of registration
- Further study in the major subject/s, augmented by ancillary modules prescribed by the Postgraduate Studies Committee, on the recommendation of the head of department. Such ancillary modules may be taken simultaneously with the major subject/s. Candidates in possession of the BScAgricHons degree may be exempted from additional ancillary modules.
- BAgricHons (Extension) degree (or equivalent) or BInstAgrarHons (Extension) degree (or equivalent) or Postgraduate Diploma in Extension and Rural Development (or equivalent) and 60 credits passed at honours level
- A weighted average of at least 60% at final-year level of the BAgricHons (Extension) or BInstAgrarHons (Extension) degree or at least 120 credits of relevant extension modules at honours level with an average of at least 60% in each module or at least 60% in each module at final-year level of the Postgraduate Diploma in Extension and Rural Development
- An admission examination may be required
- A CV with contactable references may be required
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.