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Faculty Website: Faculty of Science
Department: Department of Geography, Environmental Management & Energy Studies
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MSc in Geography (Research)
Programme Code: M2015Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
To enable the student to prepare a research dissertation on an approved research topic in Geography under the supervision of a supervisor, in which the student must prove that he/she can independently conduct original scientific research in Geography.
The minimum admission requirement for a master programme is a qualification at NQF Level 8, an honours qualification, a four-year 480 NQF credit bachelor’s qualification (with a minimum of 96 credits at NQF Level 8), or a postgraduate diploma, in the same or a relevant field of study or discipline. The relevant field of study or discipline is determined by the relevant Faculty Board, approved by the Senate Higher Degrees Committee and ratified by Senate. Admission requirements are department specific and approved by the Executive Dean. Admission to a master programme is not automatic even if the applicant is in possession of an appropriate preceding qualification. A department may, subject to approval by the Executive Dean, require a student to successfully complete certain specified components before the master’s degree can be awarded. Students applying for master’s degree studies in general need to have obtained their previous relevant degree with an average mark of at least 65% or equivalent. In exceptional cases a student with a mark between 60% and 64% may apply to be accepted for study provided a motivation from the Supervisor and the Head of Department where the study is to be conducted is submitted to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science for approval.