At Stellenbosch University, most undergraduate degree programmes are three years. The level of application is compared to the applicant’s academic background. However, first year level courses are open to all applicants. Courses on second or third (final) year level, pre-requisites need to be considered. If no pre-requisites are listed, applicants are encouraged to apply for the course target of their choice as well as lower level courses to enlarge the possibility of admission. The levels of the courses are indicated by the three-digit course code, also called module codes.
Postgraduate courses at SU are either honours or master’s programmes. An honours programme is a year-long degree in which students further their studies in one of their majors. Modules from these degrees are indicated by a three-digit code, starting with a 7. Master’s course options, which are indicated by the number 8, are limited, as many master’s degrees at SU are thesis/research-based, and modular work is not always an option.
The postgraduate courses are listed in the front part of each faculty’s Calendar, or on the respective departments’ websites. For enquiries about SU’s postgraduate offering per semester, please contact our Global Education Centre, who will approach the relevant department for more information.