Mafikeng programmes, International Students

 

 International Students

 Qualifications at a glance
 Mafikeng Campus

 

 

With its strong ethos of community service and skilful blend of academic and research programmes, the Mafikeng Campus embodies the NWU’s commitment to being locally engaged, nationally relevant and internationally recognised.

Situated in Mafikeng, the capital of the North-West Province, the Mafikeng Campus is the second-largest of the NWU’s three campuses. In 2011, over 8,000 students from over 22 countries enrolled in one of at its five faculties:

 

1. Agriculture, Science and Technology

2. Commerce and Administration

3. Education

4. Human and Social Sciences

5. Law

 

In community engagement, the Campus has entered into various value-adding partnerships to promote the economic development of the province. Current partners include the Mafikeng Industrial Development Zone, the Industrial Development Corporation, the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, and the Umsobomvu Youth Fund. These partnerships support a wide array of community-based services, from the development and empowerment of emerging cattle farmers to community training in human rights and research into mineral and beef beneficiation.

Nationally, a flagship partnership is that involving the Mafikeng Campus’s Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology (CARST), which was established in 1998 as collaboration between the NWU and major nuclear industry stakeholders in South Africa. The Centre has attracted significant international attention. In 2008, in a first for Africa, the United Nations Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization visited CARST and set up a mobile laboratory to measure radioactive noble gases. In another recent visit, four Russian scientists and a British expert from Sheffield University conducted a training workshop in radioactive waste minimisation for postgraduate students and staff.

Beyond the laboratories and lecture halls, Mafikeng Campus students are active both culturally as well as on the sports field. The Campus has distinguished itself in music, choral and multicultural drama, and has a thriving, well-resourced Soccer Institute that is helping to develop soccer in the province and the country. Other popular sports on the Campus are ju-jitsu, aerobics, softball and table tennis.

A wide range of programmes are on offer at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In this regard the following faculties offer a wide range of disciplines to choose from:

1. Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

School of Agricultural Sciences

Disciplines offered: Animal Science; Crop Science; Agricultural Economics and Extension; Veterinary Public Health; Molecular Microbiology and Toxicology.

Undergraduate programmes:
Diploma in Animal Health
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) in Animal Health

Postgraduate programmes:
Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)

School of Environmental and Health Sciences

Disciplines offered: Biological Sciences; Nursing Sciences; Geography and Environmental Sciences.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc)

Postgraduate programmes:
None

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Disciplines offered: Chemistry; Mathematical Sciences; Symmetry Analysis; Mathematicel Modelling; Physics and Electronics; Computer Science; Solar Energy; Applied Radiation Science and Technology.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Scientiae (Hons BSc)
Magister Scientiae (MSc)
Doctor Philosophiae (PhD)


2. Faculty of Commerce and Administration

Graduate School of Business and Government Leadership

Disciplines offered: Business Administration; Public Administration.

Undergraduate programmes:
None

Postgraduate programmes:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)*
Master of Public Administration (MPA)*

*In collaboration with the University of Liverpool.

School of Accounting and Management Sciences

Disciplines offered: Accounting; Financial Accounting; Industrial Psychology; International Relations; Management; Political Studies; Marketing Management; Professional Stream (CA Stream); Public Administration; Development Management; Human Resource Management; Local Government Management.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Artium (BA)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Artium (Hons BA)
Magister Artium (MA)


3. Faculty of Education

School for Undergraduate Studies

Disciplines offered: Movement Education; Foundation Phase; Life Orientation; Curriculum Studies; Education Theory; Educational Psychology and Learner Support; Education Management and Leadership; Education Law; Comparative Education.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Educationis (BEd)

Postgraduate programmes:
None

School for Postgraduate Studies

Disciplines offered: Movement Education; Foundation Phase; Life Orientation; Curriculum Studies; Education Theory; Educational Psychology and Learner Support; Education Management and Leadership; Education Law; Comparative Education.

Undergraduate programmes:
None

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Educationis (Hons BEd)
Magister Educationis (MEd)
Magister Philosophiae (MPhil)
Doctor Educationis (DEd)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

School for Continuing Education

Disciplines offered: This School is responsible for the in-service training of under- and unqualified teachers, as well as further training for previously qualified teachers.

Undergraduate programmes:
National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE)
Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE)

Postgraduate programmes:
None


4. Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

School of Human Sciences

Disciplines offered: English; Setswana; Communications; History; Politics; Peace Studies; International Relations; Tourism; Conservation; Sustainable Development.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Artium (BA)

Postgraduate programmes:
None

School of Social Sciences

Disciplines offered: Social Work; Psychology.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Artium (BA)

Postgraduate programmes:
None

School of Postgraduate Studies and Research

Disciplines offered: Social Work; Psychology.

Undergraduate programmes:
None

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Artium (Hons BA)
Magister Artium (MA)


5. Faculty of Law

School for Undergraduate Studies

Disciplines offered: Criminal Justice; Collective Labour Law; Family Law issues; Administrative Law; Sentencing and the Penal Process; Procedural Issues in Southern Africa; Public International Law; Constitutional and Human Rights Law.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Law)
Legum Baccalaureus (LLB)

Postgraduate programmes:
None

School for Postgraduate Studies

Disciplines offered: Labour Law; Social Security Law.

Undergraduate programmes:
None

Postgraduate programmes:
Legum Magister (LLM)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)
Legum Doctor (LLD)

 

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Please be aware that the information supplied on this page is for general information purposes only. More precise details can be obtained by going to the official SADHA website (South African Department of Home Affairs) website. Requirements for studying in South Africa are subject to change and each application is treated as an individual case. Please ensure that you make the necessary inquiries well in advance, before travelling to South Africa.