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Faculty Website: Faculty of Science
Department: Department of Physics
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BSc Hons in Physics
Programme Code: H2013Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in their respective science disciplines/fields, and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of those science disciplines. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 30 credits are devoted to a research project and reporting under supervision. The degree demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence and serves as the initial science postgraduate specialisation qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research based postgraduate science study.
Admission to the Honours programme is subject to the permission of the Head of the Department. A minimum summative mark of 60% in Physics on NQF level 7 (third year) plus 50% in Mathematics on NQF level 6 (second year) is the standard entrance requirement.