BSc Hons in Geography

General

Program Description

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Geography and to develop research capacity in the methodology and techniques of it. BSc Honours is essentially a coursework degree of which at least 25% (30) of the 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 specialization qualification providing students with in-depth scientific knowledge and skills preparing them for research-based postgraduate science study.

For admission to the Honours programme, a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography as one major (65% average in 3rd year) is required. The Head of the Department approves admission to the Honours programme.

Five-semester modules are required for the Honours Degree, of which Module 3 (Philosophy and Methodology) and Module 7 (Research Project) are compulsory. Each module has an equal number of credits. The examination is at the end of the semester of presentation, except Module 7, which is a year module. Module 3 and every other semester module must be passed with 50% in order to continue with study towards the Honours Degree.

A student must pass at least two modules per semester. Semester modules to be presented in a particular year of study are determined annually. One approved semester module from an Honours Degree other than Geography may also be followed in the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Humanities or Faculty of Management.

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less