BSc Hons in Geology

General

Program Description

The primary purpose of the BSc Honours qualification is to consolidate and deepen the students’ knowledge and expertise in Geology 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.

To earn an Honours Degree in Geology, a student must successfully complete all nine modules outlined below or some of those, plus equivalent level modules from other related fields of earth or material sciences (at the discretion of the Head of the Department) to add up to a minimum of 170 credits. A minimum of 60% in all geology core modules and for all three field schools (UJ students) is required in order to apply to be considered for the Geology Honours programme.

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 August 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