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Honours Programmes

 

Honours (Political Science)

Programme structure

The programme consists of the advanced study of a number of compulsory modules in Political Science and a research assignment. It is aimed at decision-makers and analysts who require an in-depth understanding of the political processes and behaviour within South African society, and incorporates a comparative perspective as well as a practical skills component which involves an introduction to political attitudes survey research.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree with Political Science as one of the majors. An average mark of 65% for Political Science III is a minimum requirement. The final decision on admission rests with the departmental selection committee which also considers whether or not the applicant has the potential for undertaking independent research.

Modules and credits

Research Methodology (15)
Statistical Package for Social Scientists (15)
South African Politics (15)
Political Behaviour (15)
Contemporary Issues in Political Science (15)
Southern Africa Political Economy (15)
Research Assignment (30)

Enquiries: Dr Derica Lambrechts
Tel: +27 21 808 2476
E-mail: derica@sun.ac.za

 

Honours (International Studies)

Programme structure

The programme consists of the advanced study of a number of compulsory modules in International Studies and a research assignment. It aims to equip decision-makers and analysts with a comprehensive understanding of the political economy of the contemporary world order and its ideas, institutions and material challenges.


Admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree with Political Science or International Relations (or a related field) as one of the majors. An average mark of 65% in the major is a minimum requirement. The final decision on admission rests with the departmental selection committee which also considers whether or not the applicant has the potential for undertaking independent research.

Modules and credits

Research Methodology (15)
International Relations Theory (15)
Southern Africa Political Economy (15)
Political Economy of Development (15)
Global Political Economy (15)
Gender and International Relations (15)
Research Assignment (30)


Enquiries: Prof Pieter Fourie
Tel: +27 21 808 2119
E-mail:  ppfourie@sun.ac.za