Potchefstroom programmes, International Students

 International Students

 

Qualifications at a glance

Potchefstroom Campus

 
 

The Potchefstroom Campus, situated in the historical university town of Potchefstroom, traditionally drew its students from the Afrikaans-speaking community, but today embraces a multilingual, multicultural working and teaching environment. As the largest and oldest NWU campus, the Potchefstroom Campus has a longstanding track record in delivering high-quality graduates and conducting pioneering research.

For the benefit of non-Afrikaans-speaking students, real-time classroom interpreting services are used in academic programmes regarded as key to the development of the South African economy.

The Potchefstroom Campus has eight academic faculties:

 

1. Arts

2. Natural Sciences

3. Theology

4. Education Sciences

5. Economic and Management Sciences

6. Law

7. Engineering

8. Health Sciences

 

In addition, it has over 20 research entities, numerous centres and institutes and more than a hundred researchers with ratings from the National Research Foundation. The latter include a physicist with an A1 rating, which is the highest possible accreditation.

Apart from its impressive academic and research credentials, the Potchefstroom Campus is well known for its sporting prowess and facilities. These include the FNB High Performance Institute, where several Olympic athletics teams trained in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. The HPI has also been chosen as the Africa Sports Development Centre by the International Cycling Union and the International Triathlon Federation. The Potchefstroom Campus also boasts a state-of-the-art Sports Village, complete with every conceivable training facility. It was here that the Spanish football team trained in 2010 before going on to win the FIFA World Cup.
 


 

1. Faculty of Arts

School of Languages

Disciplines offered: Afrikaans and Dutch; English; French; German; Setswana; Creative Writing; Language Technology; Translation and Interpretation Studies.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Artium (BA)

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

School of Music

Disciplines offered: Musicology; Performance; Composition.

Undergraduate programmes:
Diploma in Music
Baccalaureus Artium (BA)
Baccalaureus Musicae (BMus)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Artium (Hons BA)
Magister Artium (MA)
Magister Musicae (MMus)
Doctor Philosophiae (PhD)
Doctor Musicae (DMus)

School of Communication Studies

Disciplines offered: Communications; Graphic Design; History of Art

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Artium (BA)

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

School of Philosophy

Disciplines offered: Philosophy; Ethics; Understanding the world.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Artium (BA)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Artium (Hons BA)
Magister Artium (MA)
Magister Philosophiae (MPhil)
Doctor Philosophiae (PhD)

 


 

2. Faculty of Natural Sciences

Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics

Disciplines offered: Actuarial Science; Data-mining; Financial Mathematics; Quantitative Risk Management.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc)

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

School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Disciplines offered: Biochemistry; Chemistry; Physics; Natural Science; Mathematics and Technology Education.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc)

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

School of Environmental Sciences and Development

Disciplines offered: Zoology; Geology; Botany; Microbiology; Geography and Environmental Managment; Urban and Regional Planning.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc)
Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae (BArt et Scien)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Scientiae (Hons BSc)
Honours Baccalaureus Artium (Hons BA)
Magister Scientiae (MSc)
Magister of Environmental Sciences (M Env Sc)
Magister Artium et Scientiae (Planning) (MArt et Scien)
Doctor Philosophiae (PhD)

School of Computer, Statistical and Mathematical Sciences

Disciplines offered: Mathematics; Applied Mathematics; Computer Science and Information Systems; Statistics and Operational Research.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc)
Baccalaureus Scientiae in Information Technology (BScIT)

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

 


 

3. Faculty of Theology

School of Biblical Studies and Bible Languages

Disciplines offered: Ugaritic; Aramaic; Hebrew; Koine Greek; Classical Greek; Classical Latin.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Theologiae (Biblical Languages) (BTh)
Baccalaureus Theologiae (Biblical Sciences) (BTh)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Theologiae (Hons BTh) (Latin)
Honours Baccalaureus Theologiae (Hons BTh) (Biblical Languages)
Magister Divinitatis (MDiv)
Magister Theologiae (MTh)
Magister Artium (MA)
Doctor Philosophiae (PhD)

School of Ecclesiastical Studies

Disciplines offered: Dogmatics; Ecclesiology; Practical Theology; Missiology.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Pastoral Counselling and Psychology)
Baccalaureus Theologiae (BTh) (Church Planting)
Baccalaureus Theologiae (BTh) (Church Ministry)
Baccalaureus Theologiae (BTh) (Pastoral Counselling)
Baccalaureus Theologiae (BTh) (Theological Fundamentals)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Artium Theologiae (Hons BTh) (Theology)
Honours Baccalaureus Theologiae (Hons BTh)
Magister Divinitatis (MDiv)
Magister Theologiae (MTh)
Magister Artium (MA)
Doctor Philosophiae (PhD)

 


 

4. Faculty of Education Sciences

School of Education

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)

School for Curriculum-based Studies

Disciplines offered: Students who enrol for the BEd degree specialise in one of the school phases of teaching and learning. These phases include Early Childhood Development and Foundation Phase, Intermediate and Senior Phases and the Senior and Further Education and Training Phases.

Students can also enrol for a Further Education and Training qualification, specialising in the methodology and content of electrical, mechanical or civil technological subjects. Students are also exposed to teaching practice at approved schools.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Educationis (BEd)

Postgraduate programmes:
None

School of Continuing Teacher Education

Disciplines offered: The School of Continuing Teacher Education (SCTE) 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

Research Focus Area (Teaching-Learning Organisations)

Disciplines offered: This Focus Area hosts a number of projects which presently involve 36 participants as primary researchers and 33 secondary researchers (some of whom are NRF-rated researchers) assisted by post-doctoral fellows and postgraduate students.

Undergraduate programmes:
None

Postgraduate programmes:
Magister Educationis (MEd)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)
 


 

5. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

Potchefstroom Business School

Disciplines offered: MBA Curriculum. Year one: Financial Reporting; Managerial Statistics; Organisational Behaviour; Management Economics; Business Law and Business Ethics; Information Management. Year two: Management Accounting; Entrepreneurship; Marketing Management; Financial Management; Operational Management; Change Management. Year three: Strategic Formulation and Implementation; Strategic Management Application; Research Methodology; Research: Research Paper; Company Project.

Undergraduate programmes:
None

Postgraduate programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDipMan)
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

School of Accounting Sciences

Disciplines offered: Chartered Accountancy; Management Accountancy; Financial Accountancy; Forensic Accountancy; Taxation; Research.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Commercii (BCom)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Commercii (Hons BCom)
Magister Commercii (MCom)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

School of Economics

Disciplines offered: Economics; International Trade; Informatics; Risk Management; Investment Management; Research.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Commercii (BCom)

Postgraduate programmes:
Postgraduate diploma in Commerce
Magister Commercii (MCom)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

School of Human Resource Sciences

Disciplines offered: Human Resource Management; Industrial Psychology; Industrial Sociology; Business Management; Labour Relations Management; Psychology.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Commercii (BCom)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Commercii (Hons BCom)
Magister Artium (MA)
Magister Scientiae (MSc)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

School of Business Management

Disciplines offered: Tourism Management; Business Management; Tourism Management; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Business Plan; Recreational Studies; Leisure Studies; Marketing Management; Marketing and Tourism; Communication Management.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Commercii (BCom)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Commercii (Hons BCom)
Magister Commercii (MCom)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

 


 

6. Faculty of Law

Disciplines offered: Introduction to Law; Labour Law; Estate Law; Comparative Child Law; Law of Property; Constitutional Law; Import and Export Law; Environmental Law; Administrative Law.

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

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

 


 

7. Faculty of Engineering

School of Chemical Engineering

Disciplines offered: Chemical and Minerals Engineering

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Ingeniería (BIng) (Chemical Engineering)
Baccalaureus Ingeniería (BIng) (Chemical Engineering with specialisation in Minerals Processing)

 

School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Disciplines offered: Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering; Microchips and Digital Systems; Telecommunication; Process Management; Power Distribution Systems; Transport Systems; Avionics; Artificial Intelligence Systems

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Ingeniería (BIng) (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Baccalaureus Ingeniería (BIng) (Computer and Electronic Engineering)

 

School of Mechanical Engineering

Disciplines offered: Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Ingeniería (BIng) (Mechanical Engineering)
Baccalaureus Ingeniería (BIng) (Nuclear Engineering)


Postgraduate Programmes in Engineering

Postgraduate study options
Master's degrees
Doctoral degrees

 


 

8. Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science

Disciplines offered: Human Movement Science; Psychology; Recreation and Psychology; Recreation and Tourism; Sport Science; Human Movement Science; Biokinetics; Recreation Science; Physiology; Nutrition.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Human Movement Science and Psychology)
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Recreation and Psychology)
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Recreation and Tourism)
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Sport, Health and Leisure Science)
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Human Movement Science and Physiology)
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Human Movement Science and Nutrition)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Artium (HonsBA) (Recreation)
Honours Baccalaureus Artium (HonsBA) (Biokinetics)
Honours Baccalaureus Artium (HonsBA) (Kinderkinetics)
Honours Baccalaureus Artium (HonsBA) (Sport Science)
Honours Baccalaureus Scientiae (HonsBSc) (Biokinetics)
Honours Baccalaureus Scientiae (HonsBSc) (Kinderkinetics)
Honours Baccalaureus Scientiae (HonsBSc) (Sport Science)
Magister Artium (MA) (Recreation)
Magister Artium (MA) (Biokinetics)
Magister Artium (MA) (Kinderkinetics)
Magister Artium (MA) (Sport Science)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Biokinetics)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Kinderkinetics)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Sport Science)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

School of Pharmacy

Disciplines offered: Pharmacy; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Pharmacology; Pharmaceutics

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Pharmaciae (BPharm)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Pharmaciae (HonsBPharm) (Community Pharmacy)
Honours Baccalaureus Pharmaciae (HonsBPharm) (Hospital Pharmacy)
Honours Baccalaureus Scientiae (HonsBScPharmacol) (Pharmacology)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Pharmacology)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Pharmaceutics)
Magister Pharmaciae (MPharm) (Pharmacy Practice)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences

Disciplines offered: Physiology; Biochemistry; Chemistry; Zoology; Microbiology; Psychology; Nutrition; Dietetics; Consumer Sciences; Occupational Hygiene.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Physiology and Biochemistry)
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Physiology and Chemistry)
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Physiology and Zoology)
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Physiology and Microbiology)
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Physiology and Psychology)
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Nutrition and Physiology)
Baccalaureus Scientiae in Consumer Sciences (BScCons) (Consumer Sciences with Business Management)
Baccalaureus Scientiae in Consumer Sciences (BScCons) (Consumer Sciences with Tourism Management)
Baccalaureus Scientiae in Dietetics (BSc Dietetics)
Baccalaureus Scientiae in Nutrition (BSc Nutrition)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Scientiae (HonsBSc) (Physiology)
Honours Baccalaureus Scientiae (HonsBSc) (Nutrition)
Honours Baccalaureus in Consumer Sciences (HonsBCons)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Occupational Hygiene)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Nutrition)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Dietetics)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Physiology)
Magister in Consumer Sciences (MCons)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

School of Psychological Behavioural Sciences

Disciplines offered: Child Protection; Forensic Practice; Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Counselling Psychology; Research Psychology; Social Work.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Psychology and Afrikaans and Dutch)
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Psychology and Labour Relations)
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Psychology and English)
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Psychology and Geography and Environmental Study)
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Psychology and Setswana)
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Psychology and Sociology)
Baccalaureus Artium (BA) (Psychology and Tourism Management)
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Biological Sciences: Psychology and Computer Science and Information Systems)
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Biological Sciences: Psychology and Mathematics)
Baccalaureus Scientiae (BSc) (Psychology and Nutrition)
Bachelor in Social Work (BSW)

Postgraduate programmes:
Honours Baccalaureus Artium (HonsBA) (Psychology)
Honours Baccalaureus Scientiae (HonsBSc) (Psychology)
Magister Artium (MA) (Psychology)
Magister Artium (MA) (Clinical Psychology)
Magister Artium (MA) (Counselling Psychology)
Magister Artium (MA) (Research Psychology)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Clinical Psychology)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Counselling Psychology)
Magister Scientiae (MSc) (Research Psychology)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Master of Social Work (MSW) (Forensic Practice)
Master of Social Work (MSW) (Child Protection)
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

School of Nursing Sciences

Disciplines offered: Nursing; General Nursing; Psychiatric Nursing; Midwifery; Neonatal Nursing; Community Nursing; Health Science Education; Health Service Management; Professional Nursing.

Undergraduate programmes:
Baccalaureus Curationis (BCur)
Baccalaureus Curationis Educationis et Administrationis (BCurEdet Adm)

Postgraduate programmes:
Magister Curationis (MCur) (Community Nursing)
Magister Curationis (MCur) (Health Service Management)
Magister Curationis (MCur) (Health Science Education)
Magister Curationis (MCur) (Professional Nursing)
Magister Curationis (MCur) (Psychiatric Nursing)
Magister Curationis (MCur) (Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing)
Magister Curations (MCur) Nursing
Philosophiae Doctor (PhD)

 

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