SLP in Academic Literacies in Research Supervision

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Faculty Website:  Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Education Leadership and Management
Programme Level: Continuous Education Programmes
Programme Name: SLP in Academic Literacies in Research Supervision
Programme Code: S5ALRQ

Medium of Facilitation: part-time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 20

Senate Approval: S166/2016(2)

Application Start Date: 1 April 2022
Application End Date: 15 February 2023

Campus: Online

Contacts: 011559-4197

Duration of Study: 6 Months

Programme Fees


This short learning programme will provide participants with both theoretical insights into and practical activities in the development of academic literacy for postgraduate students. Beginning with a consideration of the linguistic challenges confronting students, it will then link disciplinary practices and values to various writing conventions before moving to specific research-related topics. Participants will be required to provide practical examples of student writing from their own environments and will also be provided with practical activities linked to each of the topics covered.

Admission Requirements

A potential ‘student’ should possess at least a Master’s degree or equivalent; and have a minimum of two years’ experience of research supervision, in Advanced Diplomas, Honours and/or Masters qualifications, at the time of registration, OR have commensurate appropriate Higher Education experience.

Selection Process

For further information on the selection process for this programme please contact the Faculty of Education.

Extended BSc in Life and Environmental Sciences (Zoology and Chemistry)

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