Postgraduate Entrance Requirements

Postgraduate Diplomas (NQF 8)    

Requirements 


  • An appropriate Bachelor's degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree in terms of Rule GR7 (a) OR
  • Attained a level of competence as defined by rule GR7 (b)
  • A School/College may prescribe further criteria for admission to study. Consult College Handbooks on www.ukzn.ac.za.
  • Some Schools/College may accept and Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF  (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met.

Duration 

  • A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with permission of Senate all modules shall be completed at the University.


Curriculum

  • The curriculum will contain advanced reflection, practice and research methods in the area of specialization and may include a sustained research project in accordance with College rules approved by Senate.


 

Bachelor of Honours Degrees (NQF 8) 

 Requirements

 

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree in terms of Rule GR7 (a) OR
  • Attained a level of competence as defined by Rule GR7 (b)
  • A school/College may prescribe further criteria for admission to study. Consult College Handbooks on www.ukzn.ac.za.

Duration

  • A minimum of at least two consecutive semesters. Except with permission of Senate all modules shall be completed at the University.


 

Curriculum: The curriculum for the Honours degree shall include a prescribed research project as one of the modules wich shall account for a minimum of 25% of the credits for the degree.

 

Masters by Coursework and Masters by Research (NQF9)

Requirements

 

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree in terms of Rule GR7 (a) OR
  • Attained a level of competence as defined by rule GR7 (b)
  • A School/College may prescribe further criteria for admission to study. Consult College Handbooks on www.ukzn.ac.za

Duration

Coursework

 

  • A minimum of two consecutive semesters (full time) or 4 consecutive semesters (part time) before the degree may be conferred.
  • With permission and in terms of College regulations, periods of attendance at graduate level at another institution or in another College may be accepted. (Consult with relevant School).

 

Research

 

  • A minimum of two consecutive semesters (full time) or 4 consecutive semesters (part time) before the degree may be conferred.


 

Curriculum

Coursework

  • Candidates shall complete all modules of which one will be a dissertation on a research topic to be approved by Senate. The dissertation module will normally comprise 33-50% of the credit value of the degree.


 

 

Research

  • Candidates shall be required to pursue an appropriate programme of research on a subject on a subject falling within the scope of the studies presented at the University. Students must also adhere to possible other conditions prescribed by Colleges/Schools.


 

Doctor of philosophy or supervised Doctor degrees by research (NQF 10)

 

 Requirements
 

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree in terms of Rule GR7 (b)
  • A School/College may prescribe further criteria for admission on www.ukzn.ac.za.

 

Duration

  • A minimum of four consecutive semesters (full time) or eight consecutive semester (part time) before the degree may be conferred.


 

Curriculum

 

  • Students will be required to pursue an approved programme of research on a subject falling within the scope of studies at the University. Such a programme shall make a distinct contribution to the knowledge or understanding of the subject and afford evidence of originality shown either by the discovery of new facts and by the exercise of independent critical power. Students must also adhere to other possible conditions prescribed by Colleges/Schools.  



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