Fields-of-study

 


<Prospective students

 

Applications for admission open in March of the preceding year of study.

The closing date of all selection courses and residence admission is 30 June of the preceding year.

Learn more about different career possibilities and the degree you need to follow that career:

Economic and Management Sciences

  • Language requirement: A pass at level 4 (50-59%) in the language of instruction on either the Home Language or First Additional Language Level
  • For more information see Faculty's website.
  • Download Faculty's booklet here (pdf)
Degree Direction Requirements Language

BCom

3 years

Chartered Accountancy (CA) Parallel medium

BCom

3 years

Forensic Accountancy
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Language requirement level 5
  • See yearbook for subject specific requirements
  • APS: 36
Afrikaans and English

BCom

3 years

Management Accountancy (CIMA)
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Language requirement
  • See yearbook for subject specific requirements
  • APS: 30
Afrikaans and English

BCom

3 years

Financial Accountancy (SAIPA)
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language requirement
  • See yearbook for subject specific requirements
  • APS: 28
Afrikaans and English

BCom

3 years

Accounting and Informatics
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language requirement
  • See yearbook for subject specific requirements
  • APS: 28
Afrikaans and English

BCom

3 years

Human Resource Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans

BCom

3 years

Industrial Psychology and Labour Relations
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans

BCom

3 years

Economics and International Trade
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans

BCom

3 years

Economics and Risk management
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 28
Afrikaans

BCom

3 years

Economics Risk and Investment Management
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Language requirement
  • See yearbook for subject specific requirements
  • APS: 28
Afrikaans

BCom

3 years

Economics and Informatics
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language requirement
  • See yearbook for subject specific requirements
  • APS: 28
Afrikaans

BCom

3 years

Tourism Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans

BCom

3 years

Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans

BCom

3 years

Tourism Management and Recreation Science
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans

BCom

3 years

Marketing Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans

BCom

3 years

Marketing and Tourism Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans interpreted in English

BCom

3 years

Communication Management
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Final admission guided by portfolio to be submitted
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans
BCom Agricultural Economics and Risk Management
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Language requirement
  • APS: 28
Afrikaans

Students who did not have Accounting as a school subject are recommended to register for an accounting preparatory course at the commencement of their studies. If the course is passed with 75% students are advised to register for ACCC111 in the first semester. Students who achieve between 50% and 75% for the course are advised to register for ACCF111. Students with less than 50% for the course are advised to register for ACCS111. Students who did have Accounting as a school subject may also register for the preparatory course to better prepare them for university Accounting. Please note, however, that performance in this preparatory course is in all cases subordinate to the admission requirements as set out in the table above. The Programme Leader for Chartered Accountancy may be contacted for more information in this regard at louise.frylinck@nwu.ac.za.

 

Health Sciences

  • Language requirement: A pass at level 4 (50 -59%) in the language of instruction on either the Home Language or First Additional Language level.
  • For more information see Faculty's website
  • Download Faculty's booklet here (pdf)
Degree Direction Requirements Taal/Language

Diploma in Sport Science (DS)

3 years

Sport Science
  • Medical fitness
  • Selection
  • APS: 16
The language of instruction for this programme is Afrikaans, but it is simultaneously interpreted in English.

BA

3 years

 
  • Human Movement Science and Psychology
  • Recreation Science and Psychology
  • Recreation Science and Tourism Management
  • Medical fitness
  • Selection
  • APS: 22
The language of instruction for this programme is Afrikaans, but are simultaneously interpreted in English.

BA (Sport, Health and Leisure Science)

3 years

 
  • Human Movement Science and Recreation Science
  • Medical fitness
  • Selection
  • APS: 22
The language of instruction for this programme is Afrikaans, but are simultaneously interpreted in English.

BA

3 years

 

     - Psychology with:

  • Afrikaans and Dutch
  • English
  • Setswana
     
  • Labour Relations
  • Geography and Environmental Study
  • Sociology
  • Tourism Management
  • Psychology and Physiology modules interpreted in English.
  • APS: 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interpreted in English.

BSc

3 years

 
  • Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Psychology and Computer and Information systems
  • Psychology and Mathematics
  • Mathematics level 5 
  • Physical Science level 4
  • APS: 26
Psychology and Physiology modules interpreted in English.

BSc

3 years

 
  • Physiology and Psychology
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Physical Science level 4
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BSc

3 years

Human Movement Science and Physiology
  • Mathematics level 3 
  • Physical Science level 4
  • Medical fitness
  • Selection
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BSc

3 years

Human Movement Science and Physiology
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Physical Science level 4
  • Medical fitness
  • Selection
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BSc in Consumer Sciences

3 years

 

Consumer Sciences with:

  • Business Management
  • Tourism Management
  • At least one natural science subject level 4 
  • Mathematical Literacy higher than 70% will be considered.
  • Selection
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

Bachelor degree in Social Work

4 years

 

  Social Work

  • Selection
  • APS: 28
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BCur

4 years

 
  • General, Psychiatric, Midwifery and Community Nursing Science
  • Physical Science or Life Science or Mathematics level 4
  • Selection
  • Experience in practice (shadow nursing)
  • Consult faculty for more information
  • APS: 25
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BPharm

4 years

 
  • Pharmacy
  • Mathematics and Physical Science level 4
  • Selection
  • APS: 28
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BSc
(Dietetics)

4 years

 
  • Dietetics
  • Mathematics and Physical Science level 4
  • Selection
  • APS: 26
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

Bachelor of Health Sciences

4 years

  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Mathematics and Physical Science level 5
  • Recommended: Life Science or Physiology level 4
  • Selection
  • APS: 27
Afrikaans Interpreted in English
Remarks:
  • Various postgraduate specialisation directions are offered. Consult the Postgraduate Year Book.
  • The closing date for all selection directions is 30 June

Engineering

  • Language requirement: A pass on level 5 (60-69%) in the language of teaching and learning on either the home or second language level.
  • For more information visit Faculty's website.
  • Download Faculty's booklet here (pdf)
Degree Direction Requirements Taal/Language

BIng

4 years

 
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering with specialisation in Mineral Processing
  • Mathematics level 6  and Physical Science level 5, Afrikaans or English level 5
  • Selection
  • APS: 31
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BIng

4 years

 
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer and Electronic Engineering
  • Mathematics level 6 and Physical Science level 5, Afrikaans or English level 5
  • Selection
  • APS: 31
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BIng

4 years

Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics level 6 and Physical Science level 5, Afrikaans or English level 5
  • Selection
  • APS: 31
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BIng

4 years

Industrial  Engineering
  • Mathematics level 6 and Physical Science level 5, Afrikaans or English level 5
  • Selection
  • APS: 31
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BIng

4 years

ElectroMechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics level 6 and Physical Science level 5, Afrikaans or English level 5
  • Selection
  • APS: 31
Afrikaans Interpreted in English
Notice Study information in this guide is subject to change and is only a summary of the most common directions of study. This information is compiled with a view to general introduction and orientation and the North-West University accepts no liability for inaccuracies that may appear here. The official Year Book of the University must be consulted in all cases when compiling a programme for the specific direction of study. The official Year Book is obtainable at the Admissions Office: E-mail: magda.fourie@nwu.ac.za or phone 018 299 2636

Arts

  • Language requirement: A pass at level 4 (50 - 59%) in the language of instruction on either the Home Language or First Additional Language level.
  • For more information visit the Faculty's website.
  • Download Faculty's booklet here (pdf)
Degree Direction Requirements Taal/Language

BA

Development and Management

3 years

 
  • Public Governance and Politics with Law subjects

Public Management and:

  • Governance
  • Human Resource
  • Management and Labour Relations
  • Governance and Economics
  • Governance with Sociology
  • Environment
  • Mathematics Literacy level 4
  • Mathematics level 3
  • APS: 20
The language of instruction for this curriculum is Afrikaans, but is simultaneously interpreted in English (year level 1-3)

BA

3 years

Humanities

Afrikaans

The language of instruction is Afrikaans, but it is simultaneously interpreted in English.

B Social Sciences

3 years

Social Sciences

Afrikaans  - some modules interpreted in English.

BA

3 years

Language and Literature Studies
  • APS: 20
Afrikaans, with the exception of English, French, German and Setswana.

BA

3 years

Behavioural Sciences
  • Mathematics Literacy level 4
  • APS: 20
The language of instruction for this programme is Afrikaans, but it is simultaneously interpreted in English.

BA

3 years

Heritage and Culture Tourism Management
  • APS: 20
Afrikaans

BA

3 years

Communication
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans interpreted in English

BA

3 years

Music and Society
  • Diploma in Music or an equivalent passed with an average of at least 60% or practical audition (see yearbook)
  • Selection
  • APS: 21
English

BMus

4 years

Music

 

  • UNISA Grade 7 practical and Grade 5 theory OR level 5 for Music as Grade 12 subject
  • Practical audition and theory selection test (see yearbook)
  • APS: 21
Afrikaans interpreted  in English

BA Graphic Design

4 years

Graphic Design with: 
  • History of Art and Illustration
  •  Communication

 

Afrikaans

BA Language Technology

4 years

Language Technology with:
  • Computer Science
  • Language Major
  • Mathematics passed in Grade 12 with at least 50% or Mathematics passed with 60% in another examination that the Senate deems equivalent and at least 50%: Information Technology, Accounting, Physical Science
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans

Diploma in Music

3 years

Music
  • Musical aptitude test and interview
  • APS: 15
English

Natural Sciences

  • Language requirement: A pass at level 4 (50-59%) in the language of instruction on either the Home Language or First Additional Language level.
  • For more information visit Faculty's website.
  • Download Faculty's booklet here (pdf)
Degree Direction Requirements Taal/Language

BSc

Physical and Chemical Sciences

3 years

 
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Chemistry, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Physiology and Chemistry
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Science level 4
  • APS: 26
Afrikaans

BSc

Environmental and Biological Sciences

3 years

 
  • Zoology and Microbiology
  • Zoology and Botany
  • Microbiology and Botany
  • Geo- and Spatial Sciences
  • Geology and Geography
  • Geology and Botany
  • Geology and Microbiology
  • Zoology and Geology
  • Geography and Computer Science
  • Zoology and Geography
  • Geography and Botany

  • Zoology and Biochemistry
  • Zoology and Chemistry
  • Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Microbiology and Chemistry
  • Botany and Biochemistry
  • Botany and Chemistry
  • Geology and Chemistry
  • Physiology and Zoology
  • Physiology and Microbiology
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Physical Science level 4
  • APS: 26

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Science level 4
  • APS: 26

Afrikaans

 

 

 

 

 

 


BSc

3 years

Tourism with:
  • Botany and Zoology
  • Geography and Botany
  • Geography and Zoology
  • Mathematics level 4
  • Physical Science level 4
  • APS: 26
Afrikaans

B.Art et Scien

4 years

 
  • Economics, Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics level 5
  • Selection
  • APS: 28
Afrikaans interpreted in English

BSc

3 years

  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Data Mining
 

BSc

3 years

 

Actuarial Science
 

  • Mathematics level 6
  • APS: 32
The language of instruction for this programme is Afrikaans, but it is simultaneously interpreted in English.

BSc

Computer and Mathematical Sciences

3 years

 
  • Physics and Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Statistics
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Statistics and Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Economics
  • Mathematics and Economics
  • Information Technology and Computer Science (IT)

 

  • Mathematics level 5
  • Physical Science level 4
  • APS: 26

 

 

 

 

 

Afrikaans


 

 

 

Education Sciences

  • Language requirement: A pass at level 4 (50-59%) in the language of instruction on either the Home Language or First Additional Language level.
  • For more information visit Faculty's website.
  • Download Faculty's booklet here (pdf)
Degree Direction Requirements Taal/Language

BEd

4 years

Foundation Phase (Gr R-3)
  • Selection
  • APS: 24
Certain modules translated to Setswana

BEd

4 years

Intermediate and Senior Phases (Gr 4-9) Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BEd

4 years

Senior and Further Education and Training Phases (Gr 7-12) Afrikaans

BEd

4 years

Senior and Further Education and Training Phases (Technology)
  • Mathematics level 3
  • Selection
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans Interpreted in English
Remarks: NPGCE: A person who already has an approved three-year university degree and has enough school subject credits included in the degree may take the PGCE. It is a one-year education certificate that follows a degree.

Law

  • Language requirement: A pass at level 4 (50-59%) in the language of teaching and learning on the Home Language level or a pass at level 5 (60-69%) in the Language of instruction on the First Additional Language level.
  • For more information visit the Faculty's website.
  • Download Faculty's booklet here (pdf)
Degree Direction Requirements Taal/Language

LLB

4 years

Law
  • Selection
  • Mathematics level 3 recommended
  • APS: 26
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BA

3 years

Law with law subjects
  • Selection
  • APS: 26
Afrikaans Law modules interpreted in English

BCom

3 years

Law with:

Business Management or Economics or Accounting

Afrikaans Law modules interpreted in English
Remark: BA and BCom Law are designed such that the student can decide after his/her third year to take either LLB over 2 years or to proceed with honours or study education in a BA or BCom direction.

Theology

  • Language requirement:  A pass at level 4 (50-59%) in the language of instruction on either the Home Language or First Additional Language level.
  • For more information visit Faculty's website.
  • Download Faculty's booklet here (pdf)
Degree Direction Requirements Taal/Language

BTh

3 years

 
  • Biblical Languages
  • Biblical Studies
  • Church Planting
  • Church Ministry
  • Pastoral Counselling
  • Theological Foundations
  • Open Programme
  • Contact Theological School for admission requirements
  • Open Programme only in English
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BA

3 years

Pastoral Counselling and Psychology
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

BA

3 years

Ancient Languages
  • APS: 24
Afrikaans Interpreted in English

 

Functional Language Policy

The NWU has a functional and multilingual language policy. This policy was implemented to ensure that every student has access to the NWU.

The NWU is a pioneer in the field of educational interpreting in its various programmes. The aim of this is to ensure inclusivity. Each campus applies this multilingual language policy according to its own student profile.

Undergraduate: Interpreting from Afrikaans to English and from English to Afrikaans, and in some modules separate English and Afrikaans classes presented in parallel.

Postgraduate: English or Afrikaans, with interpreting in some programmes.

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