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Stellenbosch University
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Tel: +27 (021) 808 9111
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Fax: +27 (021) 808 3800
Web site: www.sun.ac.za                                                                  significantly better, significantly different
Prospective students portal: www.maties.com
E-mail: postgraduate@sun.ac.za
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The University accepts no liability in regard to inac-
curacies of content in this prospectus, if any. Every
reasonable care has been taken, however, to ensure
                                                                 postgraduate
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that the relevant information is presented accurately.
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                                                                                                                     GENERAL
 Choosing to undertake postgraduate studies is one of the most important
 decisions of your life. As a tertiary institution with a strong culture of re-
                                                                                                                     Introduction




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 search excellence and relevance, Stellenbosch University (SU) offers you
 a postgraduate degree that will be respected internationally and will equip                                         Prospective international students
 you to make a significant and valuable contribution to society.
                                                                                                                     Application for postgraduate studies
 Stellenbosch University is recognised as one of the top research-intensive
                                                                                                                     Student accommodation
 universities on the continent, and offers a range of postgraduate options
 under exceptional academic leadership in a stimulating and vibrant aca-                                             Fees payable
 demic environment. It is home to 245 NRF-rated researchers, nine South
 African research chairs, and three national research centres of excellence.                                         Bursaries for postgraduate studies
 It is renowned for its strong industry links and innovative capabilities, and                                       Telematic services
 also collaborates with a wide variety of governmental and non-govern-
 mental bodies, including the national science councils.

 As one of the best equipped universities on the continent, it offers access
                                                                                                                     SERVICES
                                                                                                                     The Library and Information Service




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 to state-of-the-art research equipment, libraries and electronic resources
 coupled with exceptional academic supervision. These assets are man-
 aged professionally, allowing for optimal utilisation and the generation of                                         Information Technology
 cutting-edge research results. Researchers at Stellenbosch University are                                           Language Centre
 involved in large numbers of collaborative research projects with top Afri-
 can and other international universities, enriching postgraduate students                                           Sport
 through international research interaction and exposure.
                                                                                                                     Campus Health Services
 Stellenbosch University is an institution with a proud history of student                                           Language Center
 success, and is widely recognised by employers internationally as one de-
 livering quality professionals. We pride ourselves on our vision of a “peda-
 gogy of hope” and our university-wide endeavour to move from success
 to significance. Part of this vision is growth in our postgraduate student
                                                                                                                     ACADEMIC
                                                                                                                     Faculty of AgriSciences




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 body to around 40% of the total by 2015, and to provide increased aca-
 demic and generic support offered to postgraduate students.
                                                                                                                     Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
 Therefore, while choosing to undertake postgraduate studies is one of the                                           Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
 most important decisions of your life, making the right decision in terms of
 your university of choice will be even more important. The town of Stellen-                                         Faculty of Education
 bosch, surrounded by mountains and vineyards, not only offers a beautiful                                           Faculty of Engineering
 environment and welcoming atmosphere, but also a university recognised
 for its leading edge in postgraduate training.                                                                      Faculty of Health Sciences
                                                                                                                     Faculty of Law
 We look forward to welcoming you to Stellenbosch University as another                                              Faculty of Military Science
 one of our postgraduate successes of the future!
                                                                                                                     Faculty of Science
                                                                                                                     Faculty of Theology

                                                                                                                     INDEX: A-Z by fields of study and number
                                                                                                                     of department
 Professor Arnold van Zyl
 Vice-Rector (Research)
                                                                                                                                              prospective
                           introduction                                                                                                       international students
                                                                                                                                                                                            i    Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4628 • Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3799 • E-mail: interoff@sun.ac.za
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Web site: www.sun.ac.za/international



    Stellenbosch University takes pride in         modern university enjoying recognition       – from traditional hot meals to sushi,          Postal address                                  by the Postgraduate and International       conjunction with the Registrar’s Office,
    the fact that its percentage of postgraduate   worldwide. We maintain close links with      pasta, smoothies and halaal pies – offer        International Office                            Office. It covers a wide range of infor-    will issue an official letter of admission.
    students is among the country’s high-          a range of foreign academic institu-         something for just about every taste.           Stellenbosch University                         mation: the academic calendar, ap-          Included with the letter of admission will
    est. Of the 26 243 students registered         tions. Indeed, the University welcomes         The Division for Student Affairs, to          Private Bag X1                                  plication information, closing dates for    be your copy of our information booklet
    for 2009, 35% were postgraduate. Of            new international contacts, as it is al-     which students can turn for advice and          MATIELAND 7602                                  applications, financial information (such   and other pre-arrival information.
    these postgraduate students, some              ways keen to create exchange oppor-          support in connection with social and           South Africa                                    as University bank details and student
    9% are international visitors.                 tunities for staff and students alike.       other non-academic matters on cam-                                                              fees payable), and other relevant in-
                                                                                                pus, is housed on the first floor of the        Physical address                                formation concerning study permit re-
    Eight of our ten faculties – AgriSciences,     Geographical location                        Neelsie. The Postgraduate and Interna-          RW Wilcocks Building (South)                    quirements and medical insurance. We
    Arts and Social Sciences, Education,           Stellenbosch is set among the spec-          tional Office (see p. 3) is well equipped       Stellenbosch University                         will post you a copy on request or you
    Engineering, Law, Science, Theology,           tacular mountains of Jonkershoek Valley      to deal with problems specific to post-         Victoria Street                                 can download one from
    and the larger part of Economic and            and the seasonally renewed foliage of        graduate and international students.            Stellenbosch                                    www.sun.ac.za/international/prosp.php.
    Management Sciences – are seated on            the wine-producing region to which             The wide range of student clubs and           South Africa
    the University’s main campus at Stel-          it belongs. Its well-known nickname,         societies fit in well into a bustling stu-                                                      Applying for admission
    lenbosch. In addition to the Stellenbo-        “the City of Oaks”, it owes to the many      dent life. They cater for interests as          The Postgraduate and Interna-                   1. International students are not re-
    sch Campus, there are three satellite          lanes of oak trees planted here more         varied as culture, politics, spiritual con-     tional Office                                   quired to pay an application fee.
    campuses: the Tygerberg Campus (in             than three centuries ago by Simon van        cerns and relaxation. The International         Since international students make an            2. Please complete the postgradu-
    Parow Valley) houses the Faculty of            der Stel, the then governor at the Cape.     Students’ Organisation of Stellenbosch          essential contribution to the generation        ate application form available from the
    Health Sciences; the campus at Sal-            Van der Stel had founded the town in         (ISOS) provides support and facilitation        and transfer of knowledge in a global           Postgraduate and International Office.
    danha houses the Faculty of Military           1679. The town, which preserves with         for international students, helping them        information arena, special attention            You may also complete the form online
    Science; and the Bellville Park Cam-           care many dignified buildings from long      find their feet in Stellenbosch.                is given to their needs. The Office fa-         at www.maties.com by following the
    pus (in Bellville) houses the University       ago, is today a modern and flourishing                                                       cilitates increasing student mobility by        links “How do I apply?” and “E-Appli-
    of Stellenbosch Business School and            centre of agriculture, commerce and          Language policy                                 giving administrative assistance to in-         cation”. Attach, or fax when apply-
    the School for Public Management and           education. Of this hive of activity, the     The objective of the University’s lan-          ternational students and creating op-           ing online, all relevant documentation:
    Planning.                                      University forms an integral part.           guage policy is to make the University          portunities for local students to study         certified copies of degree certificates,
                                                     Cape Town with its splendid Table          as accessible as possible for students          abroad. The office is open for visitors         academic transcripts reflecting grades
    The academic year for most pro-                Mountain, pearly white beaches, theatres,    from all over the world who are not             from 11:00 to 15:00 on Mondays,                 (including English translations where
    grammes of study starts in January             historical treasures, restaurants and        Afrikaans-speaking. In keeping with             Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.                required), reference letters, a statement
    or February, depending on the field of         other places of entertainment, is only       this, students are free to complete their         For local students, the Office is one         of intent and research proposal (where
    study, and ends by mid-November,               forty minutes by car from Stellenbosch.      assignments, tests and examinations in          of the resources on-campus which can            applicable). Incomplete applications will
    with a winter recess from mid-June to          Blaauwberg Strand on the West Coast          English or Afrikaans and questions in           help them to plan a study-abroad expe-          not be considered.
    late July.                                     is not much further away. On the other       class may also be dealt with in English         rience and assist in making those plans         3. Please forward the completed ap-
                                                   side of the Peninsula lies False Bay,        or Afrikaans at the teacher’s discre-           a reality. Information on study and/or          plication form to the Office to reach
    History                                        within easy reach for the exhausted          tion. Furthermore, the language of in-          research abroad and foreign study op-           us before the relevant closing date (31
    Stellenbosch University traces its roots       student after five o’clock on a sum-         struction on postgraduate level may be          portunities is updated continuously and         March for July intake, where possible;
    back to 1 March 1866, when the Stel-           mer’s afternoon, whether from Stellen-       determined by the class composition             students can make use of a worldwide            30 September for February intake; ap-
    lenbosch Gymnasium was opened.                 bosch or from the Tygerberg Campus           – in most advanced postgraduate pro-            network of partner universities.                plications for doctoral programmes
      The “Arts Department” was set up             in Parow Valley. Average maximum             grammes the language of instruction               International students are always wel-        close on 15 January on the year of
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    within this gymnasium in 1874. In 1881,        summer temperature is 27 C. Tempera-         is English. Many honours programmes             come to make use of the diverse services        study). Please note that the closing
    the Arts Department was incorporated           tures occasionally rise into the thirties.   are also taught in English – please con-        rendered by the Office, for example as-         dates for international candidates
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    as the Stellenbosch College. This was          In winter the average maximum is 18 C        tact the relevant department for infor-         sistance with academic matters or in            are earlier than those for local can-
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    then renamed “The Victoria College”            and the minimum is 8 C.                      mation on this.                                 orienting themselves. The Office serves         didates.
    in 1887 in honour of Queen Victoria of                                                         Students whose first language is neither     as a platform for a stimulating sched-          4. On receipt, the application form will
    Britain, who was celebrating 50 years          Student life                                 Afrikaans nor English are required to           ule of social, cultural and community           be processed and passed on to the
    of rule. University status was attained        The Langenhoven Students’ Centre is          provide documentary proof of their pro-         activities. The International Students’         relevant academic department for its
    on 2 April 1918, when the Victoria Col-        the hub of social life on the main cam-      ficiency in spoken and written English          Organisation of Stellenbosch (ISOS),            approval. If you are applying for doc-
    lege gave way to the University of Stel-       pus at Stellenbosch. Familiarly known        in the form of acceptable test results in       for instance, arranges various activities       toral studies, please note that various
    lenbosch.                                      as “the Neelsie”, it houses a large num-     an approved test. Prior to registration,        and events for international students.          committees must approve your appli-
      From 500 students and 39 teachers            ber of shops and financial and enter-        they may also be required to take an                                                            cation. Because of this, it is important
    in 1918, Stellenbosch University has           tainment services under one roof for the     English proficiency test. Further on in         Information booklet                             for your application to reach the Office
    grown to more than 26 000 students,            convenience of students. The food hall       this brochure, read also about the sup-         Information Guide for International Stu-        before the closing date.
    about 835 teachers and some 50 re-             seats about 1 350 people and the wide        port that our Language Centre offers to         dents: From Application to Arrival is an        5. Once the academic department has
    search and service bodies. We are a            range of food and take-away outlets          students.                                       information booklet updated annually            approved your application, the Office, in



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                                                                                                                                             application for
                                                                                                                                               postgraduate studies
    Pre-arrival information                      Please note the following:                   payable by way of student fees.
    Once you received notification that you      1. Formal admission to the University          Other than accommodation fees, all
    have been admitted to Stellenbosch              does not guarantee the issuing of a       the student fees of international stu-
    University, please consult the informa-         study permit.                             dents must be paid prior to registration.
    tion booklet that you will receive with      2. Permit applications should be made        Such prior payment also forms one of
    your letter of admission for information        at least four to six weeks prior to the   the conditions when a student applies
    relevant to your departure planning and         date of departure.                        for the renewal of a study permit.
    arrival in South Africa. In particular, we   3. Students should await the result of         Information Guide for International
    urge all international students to sign         their applications in their home coun-    Students: From Application to Arrival
    up for the Orientation and Welcome              try.                                      gives an estimate of the costs of “get-                     To apply for admission to the University, prospective South
    Programme, which precedes each se-           4. Students cannot apply for a study         ting settled in” and suggests a monthly                     African students can use either of two methods to apply:
    mester.                                         permit from within South Africa, ex-      budget.                                                     electronically via the Internet or on a paper form. The informa-
      Stellenbosch University requires proof        cept under exceptional circumstances.                                                                 tion in this prospectus may help you to choose a qualifica-
    of adequate medical cover before an          5. For the duration of their studies, stu-   English proficiency requirements                            tion. Do use the index at the back to find your field of study’s
    international student may be registered         dents are personally responsible for      All international students (with the                        department if you are interested in a qualification by research.
    at the University. Students may already         the continued validity of their study     exception of English mother-tongue                          There are also many Master’s programmes by coursework to
    be required to present proof of medi-           permits, but the Office does provide      speakers and those who studied for                          choose from.
    cal cover when they apply for a study           support to students with the renewal      their most recent qualification in Eng-
    permit. Medical cover from your home            of their study permits, if necessary.     lish) are required to furnish documenta-                    Electronic application
    country may be acceptable or you may                                                      ry proof of their competence in English                     Many prospective students find it convenient to apply for ad-
    need to secure South African cover           Accommodation                                in the form of IELTS or TOEFL test re-                      mission via the Internet on the web portal www.maties.com.
    prior to arrival in Stellenbosch. The        Admission to an academic programme           sults. The International Office provides                    However, for this you will need an e-mail address so that the
    Postgraduate and International Office        does not mean that the student has           information about the minimum test re-                      University can correspond with you electronically.
    will assist you with this process.           been granted a place in University ac-       sults required by the University.
                                                 commodation. These places are limited,          International students may be required                   Application on a paper form
    Study permit                                 and have to be applied for separately.       to take an English proficiency test at the                  Application forms are available from the enquiries desk in the
    All international students must be in        The Postgraduate and International           University prior to registration if there is                foyer of Administration Building A, or can be requested from
    possession of a valid study permit in        Office does, however, have a number          any doubt surrounding their prepared-                       tel. +27 (0)21 808 4515, fax +27 (0)21 808 3822 or obtained
    order to register at a South African         of rooms and apartments available for        ness for postgraduate studies.                              from the following address:
    university. The letter of admission is-      international students. Information and         Where any international students                         Admissions
    sued by the Postgraduate and Interna-        application forms are sent with the let-     are not adequately proficient in Eng-                       Stellenbosch University
    tional Office along with a range of other    ter of admission. All enquiries about ac-    lish, the Postgraduate and Interna-                         Private Bag X1
    documents must be presented at the           commodation may be directed to inter-        tional Office will gladly assist them in                    Matieland 7602
    nearest South African diplomatic office,     house@sun.ac.za. Please pay attention        gaining access to English courses,
    which has the authority to process ap-       to the payment terms and regulations         which give a thorough preparation                           Application fee
    plications for study permits. The South      regarding cancellations.                     for postgraduate studies, presented                         When applying via the Internet, the application fee can be
    African Department of Home Affairs and                                                    by the Unit for Afrikaans and English                       settled at the same time. When using the paper form, the
    South African diplomatic offices abroad      Fees payable                                 at the University’s Language Cen-                           required application fee mentioned on the front page must be
    are responsible for the regulations and      The student fees structure for inter-        tre. For more information please e-                         submitted with the application.
    procedures. Many documents can be            national students is different to that of    mail the coordinator at the Unit at
    prepared prior to the actual application,    local students. In this regard, please       dupreezm@sun.ac.za. The Postgradu-                          Closing dates
    so contact the office where you will ap-     see the information booklet. Included        ate and International Office also han-                      Applications for admission to postgraduate programmes
    ply in order to find out what you can        in your letter of admission, you will find   dles such applications.                                     close mid-January of the academic year in question, except
    prepare in advance, e.g. applying for a      a University Academic Fees Account.                                                                      where an earlier closing date for a programme is given in the
    Police Clearance Certificate.                This sets out an estimate of the amount                                                                  faculty’s Part of the Calendar. Master’s and doctoral applica-
                                                                                                                                                          tions will be received up to the end of February, on condition
                                                                                                                                                          that each application must be complete; that is, a full aca-
                                                                                                                                                          demic transcript, research proposal or summary of research,
                                                                                                                                                          bibliography, etc. must be attached. Prospective students
                                                                                                                                                          are therefore urged to check the relevant faculty’s Part of the
                                                                                                                                                          Calendar to see if it lays down extra requirements relating to
                                                                                                                                                          their proposed programme.
                                                                                                                                                          For Calendars, visit web address:
                                                                                                                                                          www.sun.ac.za/university/jaarboek.




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student                                                                                                                                        fees payable
     accommodation
    i   Application forms: +27 (0)21 808 4515 • Accommodation in University Residences:
        Men: +27 (0)21 808 2620 • Women: +27 (0)21 808 3892 • Private accommodation: +27 (0)21 808 2848         i   Mr Dennis Immelman • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4527 • Mrs J Swart, Bursaries and Loans: Disbursements • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4522
                                                                                                                    Mr S Davidse • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3530 • Ms A Amerika • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4913 / 4519 / 4521
                                                                                                                    Calendar, Part 3: www.sun.ac.za/university/jaarboek • Web site: www.maties.com under “What will it cost?”

                                           Some 330 of the University’s postgraduate students live on           Study fees for international stu-                    2010. Allowance should be made for               the Calendar (see web address above)
                                           the Stellenbosch Campus in University accommodation in               dents                                                an increase of roughly 5–10% on these            for a precise indication. Details regar-
                                           the form of flats/apartments and houses. These units are             The fees for international students fol-             figures for 2011.                                ding fees for some other postgradu-
                                           furnished, but students must provide their own bedding and           low a different tariff structure from that             With a few exceptions, the study fees          ate programmes not listed in this table,
                                           crockery. They are also responsible for their own meals.             for local students. Please see the chap-             for honours and master’s programmes              such as diploma, part-time and Tele-
                                              All the units are equipped with computer network points.          ter “Prospective international students”             are levied per module. The amounts in            matic Services programmes, may also
                                           Students who wish to plug their own computers into these             in this brochure.                                    the table represent tuition fees calcu-          be found in Part 3 of the Calendar.
                                           points to get access to our e-Campus, should first make sure                                                              lated according to the largest number              In 2010 the amount payable at regi-
                                           that their computers match the specifications. The University’s IT   Study fees for South African stu-                    of credits one can register for in a year.       stration for all postgraduate students
                                           Student Help Centre assists students to register, secure and con-    dents                                                In addition to tuition fees, study fees          is R4 800, which also serves as the
                                           figure their computers. Send e-mail to student_help@sun.ac.za        The table below shows a representa-                  also include running costs, materials            payment of the first instalment on
                                           or visit their web site at infoteg.sun.ac.za/infoteg/Studente/       tive sample from the University’s full-              fees, laboratory fees and travelling ex-         study fees. Students residing in Univer-
                                           Stud_Tuis_E.htm and follow the link “Your Private Computer”          time postgraduate degree programme                   penses, as applicable. These amounts             sity accommodation pay an additional
                                           to check the specifications, or phone +27 (0)21 808 3788.            offering, along with the approximate                 vary according to programme and                  amount of R6 050 (the first instalment
                                                                                                                tuition fees, which form part of study               module choices. Please consult the               on accommodation fees).
                                           How to apply                                                         fees, for South African students for                 “Fees by module” chapter in Part 3 of
                                           Prospective South African students wishing to be considered
                                           for a place in University accommodation have to indicate this                                                              First year           Second year                 Third year               Fourth year
                                                                                                                               Programme
                                           in section E of the form “Postgraduate application for admis-                                                                Rand                  Rand                       Rand                      Rand
                                           sion…” when applying for admission. See the previous chap-           Honours
                                           ter “Application for postgraduate studies”.                          BAHons                                                    19 760           Charged per module
                                                                                                                BScHons                                                   22 125           Charged per module
                                           Allocation of a place in University accommodation                    BEdHons                                                   17 234           Charged per module
                                           Your application for a place in University accommodation is          BScAgricHons                                              23 530                7 668
                                           only considered after you have been granted conditional ad-          BCommHons                                                 19 160           Charged per module
                                           mission to some programme of study. Conditional admis-
                                                                                                                Master’s subsequent to Bachelor’s
                                           sion to an academic programme does not imply that you
                                                                                                                MA                                                        19 620               17 776                Charged per module         Charged per module
                                           have a place in a University Residence yet, however.
                                            As soon as a place in University accommodation is then re-          MPhil (Arts)                                              19 624               17 930                Charged per module         Charged per module

                                           served for you, the University will send a written notice to that    MPhil (Science)                                            9 365                9 365                      9 365                  Must apply for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   continuation
                                           effect, enclosing an acceptance slip. To take up the place
                                           offered, you must sign the slip and return it along with the         MScAgric, MSc Food Sc,                                    23 925               16 394                      3 904                     3 904
                                           deposit required. On receipt of the deposit, you are allocated       MScFor, MFor, MPhil (Agrisciences)
                                           a place in a specific unit and the University sends a letter to      MScConsEcol                                             20 357                  3 904                      3 904                     3 904
                                           inform you accordingly.                                              LLM (research)                                          14 407             Charged per module        Charged per module         Charged per module
                                                                                                                LLM (taught)                                       5 108 (per module)      Charged per module        Charged per module         Charged per module
                                           Private accommodation                                                                                                     1 463 (thesis)
                                           South African students wishing to take private lodgings are          MDiv                                                    16 253             Charged per module        Charged per module         Charged per module
                                           welcome to phone +27 (0)21 808 2848 or to visit                      MTh (subsequent to 4-year BTh)                          16 252             Charged per module        Charged per module         Charged per module
                                           www.maties.com, following the links “What about accommo-             MComm, MPhil (Environmental Management)                 20 847             Charged per module        Charged per module         Charged per module
                                           dation” and “Private accommodation”.                                 MPhil (Sustainable Development Planning and Management)
                                                                                                                Taught full-time                                          19 195           Charged per module        Charged per module         Charged per module
                                           Approximate accommodation fees                                       Research                                                  19 194           Charged per module        Charged per module         Charged per module
                                           Please consult our prospective students portal on www.maties.com
                                                                                                                MBA (full-time)                                           91 105               23 115                      3 904                     3 904
                                           and see under “What about accommodation?” for informa-
                                                                                                                MEng                                                      14 038*              14 038*            Must apply for continuation
                                           tion on our University houses and flats.
                                                                                                                MMed                                                      10 155               10 155                      3 284                     3 284
                                           NB: Accommodation fees tend to go up by about 10% each year.         Master’s subsequent to Honours
                                                                                                                MA                                                        17 774           Charged per module        Charged per module         Charged per module
                                                                                                                MSc                                                       7 672                 7 672                      7 672                  Must apply for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   continuation

                                                                                                                MEd                                                       18 180           Charged per module        Charged per module         Charged per module
                                                                                                                MScAgric, MSc Food Sc, MScFor,                            16 393                3 904                      3 904                     3 904
                                                                                                                MFor, MAgricAdmin
                                                                                                                MComm (research)                                          13 724

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                                                            First year                 Second year                  Thrid year                  Fourth year               bursaries for
                                                                                                                                                                           postgraduate studies
                   Programme
                                                              Rand                        Rand                        Rand                         Rand
     Master’s subsequent to Honours
     MPhil (Maritime Studies)                                   20 662                Charged per module          Charged per module           Charged per module
     M (Development Finance)                                    42 300                      30 200                Charged per module           Charged per module


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                                                                                                                                                                                Postgraduate Student Funding Office • Stellenbosch University • Private Bag X1 • MATIELAND 7602 • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4208
     MScEng                                                     14 038                      14 038                      14 038                    Must apply for
                                                                                                                                                   continuation                 E-mail: beurse_nagraads@sun.ac.za • Web site: www.sun.ac.za/international
                                                                                                                                                                                Calendar, Part 2: www.sun.ac.za/university/jaarboek/
     Doctorate
     PhD (Arts)                                                 10 687                      10 687                       2 943                       2 943
     PhD (Science)                                               7 660                       7 660                       7 660                       7 660                  Bursaries for full-time postgraduate          Bursary contributions                        International students
                                                                                                                                                  Must apply for            study in all fields, on the grounds of        The monetary values of bursaries vary        As a rule the University does not make
                                                                                                                                                 continuation after         previous academic performance or on           from case to case and final informa-         bursaries or financial aid available to inter-
                                                                                                                                                    fourth year
                                                                                                                                                                            the grounds of financial neediness are        tion will be made available at the end       national students, with certain exceptions.
     DSc                                                        12 148                       2 150                                                                          made available from funds of the re-          of September.
                                                                                         Must apply for
                                                                                        continuation after                                                                  search councils, the University, private                                                   Applications
                                                                                          second year                                                                       bursary funds managed by the Univer-          Bursaries on the grounds of                  • Full particulars of available bursaries
     PhD (Education), DEd                                       13 370                      13 370                       2 943                       2 943                  sity and departmental bursary funds.          financial neediness                            are given in the University Calendar,
     PhD (Agric; For; Food Sc)                                  13 921                      13 921                       2 943                       2 943                                                                To qualify for a bursary on the grounds        Part 2.
     DScFor, DScAgric, DSc Food Sc                              13 921                       2 943                       2 943                       2 943                  Bursaries based on academic                   of financial neediness, candidates have      • To apply for a postgraduate bursary,
     LLD                                                        12 312                      12 312                       2 943                       2 943                  performance                                   to state their personal financial particu-     candidates must have a student num-
     DTh                                                         9 671                       9 671                       2 651                       2 651                  • The National Research Foundation            lars on the prescribed application form        ber. Therefore apply for admission to
                                                                                                                                                                              (NRF) grants bursaries for full-time        and attach documentary proofs. Only            a programme first (see page 5).
     PhD (Economic and Management Sciences),                    10 735                      10 735                       2 943                       2 943
     DAdmin, DComm                                                                                                                                                            study in all fields. Most of these bur-     those who are found to be genuinely          • Once you have received your stu-
                                                                                                                                                                              saries are made available to profes-        needy in terms of the means test used          dent number, you may apply online
     PhD (Eng)                                                  12 839                      12 839                      12 839                       12 839
                                                                                                                                                  Must apply for              sors and other university teachers          by the University qualify for these bur-       at the above-mentioned web address
                                                                                                                                                 continuation after           who hold research grants of the NRF,        saries.                                        by following the links “Postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                    fourth year
                                                                                                                                                                              and who can then nominate bursary           • Postgraduate Support Bursaries               Support” and “Postgraduate bursa-
                                                                                                                                                                              candidates. A limited number of pre-          (PSB) are available for full-time and        ries – application”.
    * Variable study fees should be added to these fixed study fees, calculated as R240 per module credit for all modules that have been registered for (project module       stige bursaries are available to candi-       part-time study in all fields of study,    • Any correspondence and negotiation
    excluded).                                                                                                                                                                dates whose academic performance              on condition that candidates have a          with the NRF or with other bursary
                                                                                                                                                                              in their previous studies has been out-       satisfactory academic record or are          donors, whose bursaries are adminis-
    Additional levies                                                                                                                                                         standing. Enquiries, applications and         making satisfactory progress with            tered by the University, must go via
    Additional levies include the following:                                                                                                                                  nominations should be addressed to            their postgraduate studies.                  the Office for Postgraduate Student
                                                                                                                                                                              the above address. We advise can-           • In the award of some bursaries from          Funding.
    Type                                                                             Rand                                                                                     didates to apply for an NRF bursary           private sources or trusts, students’       • Postgraduate students who register
    Deposit for photocopying (for 2010)                                              500                                                                                      at the same time (information will be         financial needs are also taken into ac-      with Stellenbosch University for the
    Deposit for printing (for 2010)                                                  1000                                                                                     available at the end of June).                count.                                       first time must furnish a certified copy
    Membership dues for faculty-bound, academic societies                            variable per programme and module                                                      • Postgraduate bursaries are made                                                            of the complete record of previous
                                                                                                                                                                              available by the University for full-time   General                                        studies with performance reflected in
                                                                                                                                                                              study in all fields based on previous       Please bear in mind that —                     percentages throughout.
                                                                                                                                                                              academic performance.                       • The student remains responsible for        • It is University policy for any late ap-
                                                                                                                                                                            • A number of bursaries for postgradu-          the payment of registration and tuition      plications to be placed on a waiting
                                                                                                                                                                              ate study are available from the funds        fees;                                        list and to be considered only if funds
                                                                                                                                                                              of private donors and trusts that are       • Postgraduate bursaries usually do not        become available subsequently.
                                                                                                                                                                              administered by the University accor-         cover all the expense involved in one’s
                                                                                                                                                                              ding to the conditions laid down by           studies – in other words, students are     Please Note: From time to time the University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       amends particulars of the bursaries under its
                                                                                                                                                                              the donor. These bursaries are mostly         expected to make some personal             control. It is students’ responsibility to familiarise
                                                                                                                                                                              limited to specific fields of study. The      contribution to the defrayment of          themselves with the prevailing conditions attached
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to the awarding of bursaries.
                                                                                                                                                                              Office advertises bursaries periodi-          such costs;
                                                                                                                                                                              cally by means of notices on campus         • Bursary monies are usually not imme-
                                                                                                                                                                              and on its web site. Particulars may          diately available but are often paid out
                                                                                                                                                                              be obtained from the Office or from           late in the semester only;
                                                                                                                                                                              Part 2 of the Calendar.                     • Any funds that become available in
                                                                                                                                                                            • Some departments have funds of their          terms of bursaries are first paid into
                                                                                                                                                                              own that may be used for postgradu-           the recipient’s account with the Uni-
                                                                                                                                                                              ate bursaries in terms of the Univer-         versity; then, if there turns out to be
                                                                                                                                                                              sity’s prescribed financial guidelines.       a positive balance, such balance can
                                                                                                                                                                              In this regard, prospective students          be transferred electronically to a per-
                                                                                                                                                                              should consult their supervisors.             sonal bank account.




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telematic services (TS)                                                                                                                  services
                                               i    Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4908 / 2953 • Fax: +27 (0)21 887 5209
                                                    E-mail: telemati@sun.ac.za • Web site: www.sun.ac.za/ite


                                                                                                                                     THE LIBRARY AND INFORMATION                   Several information technology ser-
                                                                                                                                     SERVICE                                       vices are offered to postgraduate stu-
                                                                                                                                     Information is indispensable to post-         dents. Access to these services is pos-
                                                                                                                                     graduate study and research. That is          sible from one of the computer users’
                                                                                                                                     why the Library and Information Ser-          areas (CUAs), a residence room, an
                                                                                                                                     vice strives to provide students and          academic department, the Internet,
                                                                                                                                     researchers with a dynamic, first-rate        or the wireless “WiFi”-network facility,
                                                                                                                                     information service.                          which is available in certain buildings
                                                                                                                                       The Library and Information Service         and areas in Stellenbosch. Registration
                                                                                                                                     comprises the central library (the JS         for network services includes, amongst
                                                                                                                                     Gericke Library), five branch libraries       others, an email address, as well as ac-
                                                                                                                                     and a number of departmental collec-          cess to the www.mymaties.com portal
                                                                                                                                     tions. This group of libraries, spread        and the Internet. Internet user fees are
                                                                                                                                     over the various campuses, provide an         automatically levied monthly against
                                                                                                                                     academic support service for all staff        the student’s account.
                                                                                                                                     members and all students (under- as             Students are not only provided with
                                                                                                                                     well as postgraduate) at the University.      access to the electronic library resources
                                                                                                                                     Special provision is also made for non-       by means of the computer network, but
                                                                                                                                     residential students.                         also to Webstudies, where lecturers
                                                                                                                                       The Library offers a variety of services    publish course material and communi-
                                                                                                                                     and facilities for postgraduate students,     cate electronically with students. Once
                                                                                                                                     such as the issuing and reserving of          registered, students can connect to the
                                                                                                                                     materials, interlibrary loans, an infor-      student web portal, www.mymaties.com
                                                                                                                                     mation service, photocopying facilities,      from anywhere via the Internet.
                                                                                                                                     and the lease of study cubicles and             The Division for Information Techno-
                                                                                                                                     seminar rooms. Not only the informa-          logy also facilitates the use of com-
                                                                                                                                     tion service, but also training in library    puter technology in research activities.
                                                                                                                                     use is provided by faculty librarians in      Postgraduate students, in consultation
     Stellenbosch University has an education technology plat-        Economic and Management Sciences                               the JS Gericke Library and staff of the       with their lecturers, may approach the
     form that integrates satellite, mobile web and smart card        MPhil in Futures Studies                                       branch libraries.                             Division for advice on and support for
     technology to create a modern and academically excellent         BHons in Public Administration                                   In addition to the information in the       technology-related projects.
     environment for postgraduate study. By making use of this        M of Public Administration                                     large collections of books and periodi-
     platform, the virtual mobility of off-campus postgraduate stu-   MPhil in HIV/Aids Management                                   cals held by the Library, information is      SPORT
     dents is increased and the limits placed on advanced study       Postgraduate Diploma in HIV/Aids Management                    also available in formats such as printed
     by time and space are largely neutralised. The combination                                                                      music, audiovisual items and comput-          For more information
     of residential education and the sophisticated application of    Education                                                      er-readable information sources. Gene-        Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4642 / 4941
     technology make it possible for students to enrol for certain    BEdHons in Education Development                               rous provision is moreover made for           E-mail: matiesport@sun.ac.za
     postgraduate programmes without having to come to Stel-          ACE (Mathematical Sciences)                                    access to electronic sources by means         Web site: www.sun.ac.za/sport
     lenbosch for the full period of study. The University has 20                                                                    of the Library’s homepage.                    Office hours Monday to Friday:
     geographically distributed learning centres in the country and   Health Sciences                                                  Full information about the services         08:30 to 17:00
     Namibia where students can attend lectures that are broad-       Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing in the fields Nursing Admin-   and facilities offered by the Library,
     cast real time from Stellenbosch to the centres by means of      istration or Nursing Education                                 and about how to gain access to a             Stellenbosch University has a proud tra-
     satellite technology. The technology platform that is used is                                                                   wide range of electronic resources and        dition of sporting prowess. The power
     fully interactive, which makes it possible for the students to   Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing in the fields Ad-     the Research Support Portal, is avail-        of Matie sport is well known, not only in
     communicate with lecturers during the sessions and to ac-        vanced Psychiatry, Critical Care, Obstetrics, Theatre, or      able on the Library’s homepage at             the Western Cape and the Boland, but
     cess a variety of academic support services.                     Community Nursing                                              www.sun.ac.za/library.                        also throughout our country and indeed
                                                                                                                                                                                   beyond our borders.
     The programmes listed below are currently presented by           BHons in Nursing in the fields Advanced Psychiatry, Critical   INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                          It is the University’s express aim, how-
     means of interactive telematic education.                        Care or Obstetrics                                             The Division for Information Techno-          ever, to strike a sound balance between
                                                                                                                                     logy plays a major role in facilitating the   performance sport and sport-for-all.
     Agrisciences                                                     BScHons in Reproductive Biology                                optimal use of technology in the areas        Students have the option of participating in
     MPhil in Animal Production Management                            MCur                                                           of teaching, learning, research and ad-       performance sport at the highest levels or
                                                                      M of Nutrition                                                 ministration at the University.               joining in leisure-time activities just for fun.



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                                                                                                                                                            facultyof               Agri-
                                                                                                                                                                                             sciences
                                                                                                                                                          i    Faculty Secretary • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4833 • Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3822
                                                                                                                                                               E-mail: ghgamiet@sun.ac.za • Web site: www.sun.ac.za/agric • Please contact our de-
                                                                                                                                                               partments for brochures *All our postgraduate, academic programmes are suitable for international students

                                                                                                                                           The modern agri-sector faces the chal-           teaching, scientific advancement, in-                 agricultural policy, agricultural market-
                                                                                                                                           lenges of producing high-quality food,           dustry collaboration and commu-                       ing, environmental management and
                                                                                                                                           plants and natural fibres in a sustain-          nity service. In addition to many well-               resource economics, agricultural pro-
                                                                                                                                           able, cost- effective manner whilst making       equipped laboratories, the Faculty also               duction and resource management,
                                                                                                                                           meaningful contributions to rural and            has two experimental farms where                      international trade, marketing, and
                                                                                                                                           economic welfare. These possibilities            practical training and applied research               econometrics. Many of the Depart-
                                                                                                                                           are influenced by a diverse topography           are conducted. The Faculty’s multidis-                ment’s activities stem from the Agrifu-
                                                                                                                                           and soil types, a variable climate, limi-        ciplinary and integrated approach, our                tura project and BFAP (Bureau for Food
                                                                                                                                           ted water resources, and adherence to            innovations, our scientific achievements              and Agricultural Policy), a cooperative
                                                                                                                                           environmental as well as stringent pro-          and our relevant research and develop-                project with the University of Pretoria
                                                                                                                                           duction and export requirements for ex-          ment activities give us highly relevant               and the Department of Agriculture:
                                                                                                                                           ports from the sector. The global supply         importance and we enjoy considerable                  Western Cape. Research is aimed at
                                                                                                                                           and demand conditions have brought               international recognition. We strive to               developing understanding of how the
                                                                                                                                           exciting opportunities to the sector             make science work for the benefit of                  environment affects agriculture, and
                                                                                                                                           that will undoubtedly place significant          humanity and the environment.                         making research results and informa-
                                                                                                                                           demands on its human and intellectual              The most important research areas                   tion available to managers and policy-
                                                                                                                                           capital resources. It is to this need that       are given below under each depart-                    makers in agriculture. Research focuses
     The Sport Bureau, located in the Jannie     of staff and students and consists of a       sultations. The Laboratory also pre-        the Faculty of Agrisciences wishes to            ment.                                                 on improving the competitiveness of
     Marais House at Coetzenburg, is re-         primary healthcare service (sisters) and      sents group consultations and work-         respond and contribute, together with                                                                  South African agriculture, on the effects
     sponsible for the administration and        a medical service (doctors). Absolute,        shops on scientific writing skills – like   its valued partners in the public and pri-            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUL-                           of policy reform and on the optimal use




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     organisation of sport and recreation at     professional confidentiality is maintain-     those needed to tackle and complete         vate sector. Our main academic offering               TURAL ECONOMICS                                  of our natural resources.
     the University. The Sport Bureau plans      ed throughout. A similar service is           an assignment or thesis.                    and study programmes are consistently




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     and maintains the sport facilities, makes   offered to students on the Tygerberg        • Academic literacy. The Unit for Afri-       aligned with the dynamic needs of the            For more information                                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY
     them available to clubs or leases them      Campus.                                       kaans and English offer courses chief-      industry and the concomitant scientific          Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4758
     to other users. It also provides guidance                                                 ly to mother tongue speakers on how         advances that are required in plant pro-         Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4670                               For more information
     and advice for clubs, and organises         Sports Medicine Service (SUSPI)               to elicit information from academic         duction, animal sciences, management             E-mail: tersia@sun.ac.za                              Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4803
     official matches and events.                A sports medicine service that includes       texts.                                      and natural resources.                           Web site: www.sun.ac.za/agric_econ                    Fax: +27 (0)21 887 9273
       All registered students may join the      sports physicians, physiotherapists,        • Training for second or foreign lan-           The Faculty consists of eleven modern,                                                               E-mail: browne@sun.ac.za
     University’s sports clubs on payment        biokineticists and sport scientists is        guage speakers of Afrikaans, English        well-equipped departments with highly            Focus areas include agribusiness man-                 Web site: www.sun.ac.za/agron
     of the prescribed membership fees.          offered by the Stellenbosch University        and Xhosa. Students, who wish to            qualified staff who are dedicated to             agement, farm management, rural and
     Application forms for membership of         Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI)           learn one of these three languages
     a sports club are obtainable from the       at Coetzenburg. The office is situated        anew, or wish to improve on a limited
     Sport Bureau.                               alongside the University’s Gymnasium.         proficiency, can attend a course at the
                                                                                               Language Centre. Individual courses
     CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES (CHS)                LANGUAGE CENTRE                               are offered for those who have no
                                                                                               knowledge of a specific language and
     For more information                        For more information                          for those who are at an intermedi-
     -CHS                                        Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2167                       ate level of development. Students
     Stellenbosch: 021 808 3496                  Web site: www.sun.ac.za/taalsentrum           can develop their speaking, listening,
     Tygerberg: 021 938 9590                                                                   writing and reading skills through the
     Hours of consultation: Weekdays 08:00       The Language Centre of the University         creative use of interactive and acce-
     to 17:00                                    offers instruction in language and text       lerated methods of instruction.
     -SUSPI                                      skills (as well as conducting research in   • A language service. The Language
     Sports Medicine / Physiotherapy:            these fields). The Centre has five units:     Centre provides editing and transla-
     021 808 3393                                the Unit for Afrikaans and English, the       tion services at a fee.
     Biokinetics: 021 808 4735                   Unit for isiXhosa, the Unit for Document    • Services in the e-learning environ-
     Web site: www.suspi.co.za                   Design, the Writing Laboratory, and the       ment. Interesting tips about writing
                                                 Language Service. These units provide         scientific texts are available on the
     An all-inclusive medical service for the    a variety of services for students.           Language Centre’s web site.
     campus community is situated at 7           • Writing skills development. Students
     Claassen Street in Stellenbosch, be-          needing support with their writing as-
     tween Metanoia and Heemstede. The             signments can come to the Writing
     service focuses on the health needs           Laboratory for free one-on-one con-



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     This Department focuses mainly on             Conservation ecology                           Projects in the food microbiology theme       is a component of taught instruction and for the master’s pro-        Aquaculture projects include the breeding of marine and
     natural pastures, intensive plant pro-        We specialise in conservation ecology          include the detection and characteris-        grammes this is complemented with a research component.             freshwater aquatic species for amongst others improved
     duction and temperate crops. Re-              for production landscapes. We train            ing of spoilage and potential pathogens       Research is conducted in the fields set out below.                  growth rate and the genetic management of various fish and
     search on natural pastures includes           students to apply a basic understand-          present in food products. The diversity                                                                           shellfish species by molecular marker analysis.
     ecology, the management of different          ing of the functioning and ecology of          of microbial populations in various food      Forest Science                                                      The Institute for Plant Biotechnology offers many interdisci-
     veldt types, and the determination of         plant and animal populations and of            products, including fruit juices, dairy en-   - Silviculture: The genetic improvement of trees, propagation of    plinary programmes, but specialises in the characterisation
     carrying capacity and stocking rates.         complex living communities in the man-         vironments, infant and fermented prod-          trees, tree establishment, management of indigenous forests       and manipulation of primary carbon metabolism in plants.
     Plant production includes research            agement of living resources and land-          ucts, is also studied.                          and woodlands as well as site/species matching.                   The ultimate goal is to manipulate the relevant metabolic
     on the physiology, yield and quality          scapes. Our research deals with the               The environmental theme in the food        - Forestry development: The use of indigenous trees by com-         pathways to improve yield and quality, or to produce novel,
     of crops grown in soil-less cultures in       sustainable use of forest trees, natural       industry focuses on the use of anaerobic        munities, the participatory management of indigenous forests      high-value products in plants.
     greenhouses and tunnels. Crop rota-           grazing lands, crocodiles and other            digestion technology, the use of ozona-         and woodlands and the use of agroforestry technologies for




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     tion and techniques for the sustainable       game species, the prevention and con-          tion and other pre-treatment techniques         community development are investigated.                               DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
     production of temperate crops (such as        trol of bush encroachment, invasive            to improve the efficiency of the water        - Forest management: Research focuses on forest inventory,
     winter cereals, legume pastures and oil-      alien plants and problem animals, the          treatment system, as well as reducing           growth and yield modelling of timber, GIS-modelling, infor-       For more information
     seed crops) in a Mediterranean climate        maintenance of biological diversity, sta-      water usage in the general food-process-        matics, forestry economics and finance, business manage-          Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4900
     are also intensively researched.              bility, productivity and habitat quality for   ing environment.                                ment and policy.                                                  Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2121
                                                   birds, game and other animals in frag-            The food safety theme specifically         - Forest engineering: This field deals with logistics and supply-   E-mail: hortsci@sun.ac.za
         DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL                      mented landscapes, and the mitigation          researches the levels and types of mi-          chain management, operations research, harvesting systems         Web site: www.sun.ac.za/horticulture
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         SCIENCES                                  and repair of damage caused by road            crobes present in polluted rivers that are      optimisation, optimal building and management practices for
                                                   making and mining, social assessment           utilised for irrigation. Microbial source       access roads and forest road networks, and timber trans-          The main focus of research is on the growth and reproductive
     For more information                          of rural communities, spatial prioritisa-      tracking and carry over kinetics is the         port, costing and work-study protocols.                           development of fruit trees and fynbos, fruit and flower qua-
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4916                       tion for allocating conservation actions       core of the research.                                                                                             lity, postharvest physiology and the use of technology. The
     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4750                       and resources, and the implementa-                The spectroscopy theme focuses on          Wood Science                                                        underlying physiological mechanisms of winter dormancy and
     E-mail: ab@sun.ac.za                          tion of social learning institutions for       the evaluation of bulk (single point) near    - Wood properties: Deepening study of the biological, physical      bud break, tree training and pruning, fruit set and thinning,
     Web site: www.sun.ac.za/animal                the adaptive management of damage              infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as well as          and chemical properties of importance during the processing       and fruit development and quality are explained and practi-
                                                   resulting from abandoned, eroded or            NIR hyperspectral image analysis for            and use of wood-based products. Include amongst others,           cal techniques for enhancing production of high-quality fruit
     The Department focuses its research           over-grazed land.                              quantification of chemical components,          micro and macro structures, biodegradation, wood/water re-        and flowers are tested in the orchard. Postharvest research
     mainly on basic and advanced aspects                                                         qualification of quality, confirmation of       lationship, thermal behaviour, mechanical strength and elec-      focuses on the investigation of fruit and flower handling pro-
     of applied animal nutrition, animal           Entomology                                     authenticity and determination of irregu-       trical and acoustic properties.                                   tocols, cooling and storage conditions for the optimisation of
     breeding, reproduction physiology, and        The applied research focuses mainly on         larities in various food and agricultural     - Wood processing: Further studies of the processes, eco-           the shelf life and quality, as well as the underlying physiology
     the management of domesticated farm           the integrated management of mite and          products.                                       nomics and management of primary and secondary wood               of cell walls and membranes. All research conducted by the
     animals, wildlife species and aquatic         insect pests and the concepts, ratio-             The cereal quality theme investigates        processing industries.                                            Department is aimed at increasing the competitiveness of the
     species to ensure the production of           nale and application thereof, especially       and develops methods essential for ef-        - Wood-based constructions: The design, manufacture and             economically important fruit and fynbos industries of South
     quality products from the species. Re-        to deciduous fruit, fruit fly manage-          ficient breeding, production, processing        properties of wood-based constructions, joints and fasten-        Africa in view of the overseas markets.
     search is conducted on ruminant ani-          ment in the fruit industry, postharvest        and evaluation of various cereals.              ers, durability and performance testing.




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     mals (i.e. dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep   entomology and plant nematological                The sensometric theme’s research           - Industrial research and practice: Identification and solving of       DEPARTMENT OF PLANT PATHOLOGY
     and goats); monogastric animals (i.e.         pests. Basic research is done on mor-          projects are usually multi-disciplinary in      an industrial problem or development of a product.
     poultry, pigs, ostriches and aquatic ani-     phology and systematics, especially            nature: chemical, sensory and physical                                                                            For more information
     mals) as well as certain wildlife species.    on Lepidoptera and fossil insects, and         attributes of food products or new pro-           DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS                                          Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4799




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     Emphasis is placed on the improve-            the physiology and ecology of fyn-             totypes are correlated; advanced statisti-                                                                        Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4956
     ment of the production efficiency of          bos insects. The Department houses             cal techniques are applied to determine       For more information                                                E-mail: ls3@sun.ac.za
     farm animals by utilising technologies        an extensive collection of insects for         the drivers of liking of specific consumer    Tel: +27 (0)21 808 5839                                             Web site: www.sun.ac.za/plantpath
     from the above-mentioned focus areas,         study. A new, exciting field of study in       segments.                                     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 5833
     and by conducting research on aspects         the Department deals with the effect                                                         E-mail: merentia@sun.ac.za                                          Research programmes on pre- and post-harvest diseases
     of the product quality of the respective      of agricultural and forestry activities on         DEPARTMENT OF FOREST                      Web site: www.sun.ac.za/genetics                                    of vineyard and deciduous fruit crops are well established in
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     animal products. Postgraduate stu-            the landscape, on the animal and plant             AND WOOD SCIENCE                                                                                              the Department, while research projects have been extended
     dents register for modules within one of      diversity, and on the water supply. The                                                      Institute for Plant Biotechnology (IPB)                             to study diseases of citrus, vegetables and grain crops. Stu-
     the following specialist fields of study:     emphasis is on insect conservation bi-         For more information                          Tel: +27 (0)21 808 5839                                             dents are trained in the characterisation and understanding
     animal nutrition, animal breeding, ani-       ology, both in Southern Africa and the         Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3323                       Fax: +27 (0)21 808 5833                                             of the epidemiology of pathogens, and the use of integrated
     mal physiology or animal products sci-        Western Indian Ocean islands.                  Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3603                       E-mail: edeluse@sun.ac.za                                           disease management strategies to control these pathogens.
     ences.                                                                                       E-mail: wood@sun.ac.za                        Web site: www.sun.ac.za/ipb                                         Research approaches involve the latest technologies avail-
                                                       DEPARTMENT OF FOOD                         Web site: www.sun.ac.za/forestry                                                                                  able for reducing the impact of pathogens on crops, and in-
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         DEPARTMENT OF CONSER-                         SCIENCE                                    Brochures available                           We have well-developed research projects covering a wide            creasing resistance in plants. Pathogens that threaten local
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         VATION ECOLOGY AND EN-                                                                                                                 range of topics. These include small grain breeding (triticale      industries and export markets are detected using molecular
         TOMOLOGY                                  For more information                           Partner universities: Virginia Polytechnic    and wheat); transformation of grapevine for improved virus          techniques, and sustainable and affordable disease control
                                                   Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3578                        Institute and State University; Oregon        resistance to leaf roll virus; the transfer of wide-spectrum        methods are investigated to reduce or replace the use of
     For more information                          Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3510                        State University; Pennsylvania State          anti-viral genes to specific cultivars; and cereal genomics and     chemicals that are damaging to natural ecosystems.
     Tel/Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3304                   E-mail: voedselw@sun.ac.za                     University, University of British Colum-      plant-insect interactions (i.e. host resistance against Russian
     E-mail: atknight@sun.ac.za                    Web site: www.sun.ac.za/foodsci                bia; Technical University Munich; Univer-     wheat aphid).
     Web site: consent.sun.ac.za                                                                  sity of Helsinki.                               Research is also carried out on human genetic diseases;
                                                   The Department of Food Science has a             The Department offers BScForHons,           mainly on the molecular genetics of iron- and haem-related
                                                   strong, thematic research approach.            MFor and MScFor programmes. There             diseases such as variegate porphyria and drug metabolism.



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         DEPARTMENT OF SOIL SCIENCE                                    as water quality, conservation farming, fire and reclamation         tools such as infrared spectroscopy, HPLC, and GC-MS, are         Our research aims to ensure sustainable, environmentally
                                                                       ecology, human health and environmental impact studies. We           typically used in multi-disciplinary research projects that in-   friendly and cost-effective production of high quality grapes
     For more information                                              are well equipped for fundamental research in pedology (for-         volve teams of students and researchers.                          and wine.
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4790                                           mation and classification of soils) and in land evaluation, and
     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4791                                           are the only department in the Western Cape offering a full
     E-mail: grond@sun.ac.za                                           range of programmes in soil science. Furthermore, advanced            PROGRAMME (PROGRAMME STRUCTURE)                                     FIELDS OF STUDY
     Web site: www.sun.ac.za/soil                                      programmes are offered in irrigation and water management.            Agricultural Economics and Management
                                                                                                                                             BScAgricHons (taught)




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     The teaching and research programmes are concentrated                 DEPARTMENT OF VITICULTURE AND
                                                                                                                                             BAgricAdminHons (taught)
     on agriculture, forestry, ecology and the environment. The            OENOLOGY
                                                                                                                                             MScAgric (research)
     postgraduate programmes deals mainly with the application
                                                                                                                                             MAgricAdmin (research)                                              Agricultural Economics
     of soil science to production-related disciplines (viticulture,   For more information
                                                                                                                                             PhD (Agric) (research)
     horticulture, citrus, annual crops and forestry) and it is now    Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4782 / 3770
                                                                                                                                             PhD (research)
     being extended to environmental and ecological studies such       Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4781 / 3771
                                                                                                                                             DScAgric (research)
                                                                       E-mail: dww@sun.ac.za
                                                                       Web site: www.sun.ac.za/viti_oenol                                    Animal Production Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Sciences
                                                                       Institute for Wine Biotechnology                                      BScAgricHons (taught)                                               (Animal Nutrition, Animal Breeding, Animal Physiology,
                                                                       Contact numbers as above                                                                                                                  Animal Products Science), Aquaculture
                                                                       E-mail: iwbt@sun.ac.za
                                                                       Web site: www.sun.ac.za/wine_biotechnology                            MScAgric (research)
                                                                                                                                             MPhil in Aquaculture (taught, research)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Animal Sciences, Aquaculture (Animal Nutrition, Animal
                                                                       This environment is unique as it is the only South African uni-       PhD (Agric) (research)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Breeding, Animal Physiology, Animal Products Science)
                                                                       versity where postgraduate studies in viticulture and oenology,       PhD (research)
                                                                       and in grapevine and wine biotechnology, are undertaken.              DScAgric (research)
                                                                                                                                             Conservation Ecology
                                                                       Viticulture                                                           MScConsEcol (research)
                                                                       Research mainly focuses on grapevine physiology, ecophysiol-          PhD (research)                                                      Conservation Ecology
                                                                       ogy of berry ripening and precision viticulture, including remote
                                                                       sensing. The concept of terroir is as well considered as an in-       Crop Production Systems
                                                                       tegrated approach related to grape quality in relation with the       BScAgricHons (taught)
                                                                       dedicated style of wine. Table grape cultivars are studied as         MScAgric (taught, research)
                                                                       it is an important part of the South African viticulture produc-                                                                          Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Entomology, Viticul-
                                                                                                                                             PhD (Agric) (research)
                                                                       tion. The improvement of grapevine material through somatic                                                                               ture, Grapevine Biotechnology
                                                                                                                                             PhD (research)
                                                                       embryogenesis and subsequent genetic transformation, or               DScAgric (research)
                                                                       with the aim of virus elimination, forms a substantial, additional
                                                                       focus.                                                                                                                                    Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Entomology, Genet-
                                                                                                                                             MScAgric (research)                                                 ics (Plant Breeding), Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Soil
                                                                       Oenology                                                                                                                                  Science, Viticulture, Grapevine Biotechnology
                                                                       Research is aimed at studying the influence of a variety of           Food and Wine Production Systems
                                                                       winemaking processes, amongst others reductive treatments
                                                                       of white juice and controlled oxygen additions. The influence         BSc Food ScHons (taught)
                                                                       of wine yeasts and lactic acid bacteria on wine aroma and             MSc Food Sc (research)
                                                                       the interaction between the organisms are also being studied.         PhD (Food Sc) (research)                                            Food Science
                                                                       Phenolic composition of grapes and how they are reflected             PhD (research)
                                                                       in the corresponding wines are also investigated. Ageing of           DSc Food Sc (research)
                                                                       wine, specifically the contribution of wood compounds and
                                                                                                                                             BScAgricHons (taught)
                                                                       different tannins, are being studied and evaluated with refer-
                                                                                                                                             MScAgric (research)
                                                                       ence to the chemical profile of the wine. All research strives to
                                                                                                                                             MScAgric (taught, research)                                         Oenology, Viticulture, Grapevine and Wine Biotechno-
                                                                       contextualise the research topics regarding the influence on
                                                                                                                                             PhD (Agric) (research)                                              logy
                                                                       wine composition, style and quality.
                                                                                                                                             PhD (research)
                                                                                                                                             DScAgric (research)
                                                                       Grapevine and wine biotechnology
                                                                       The Institute for Wine Biotechnology operates across facul-           Forestry and Natural Resource Sciences
                                                                       ties and accepts students from a variety of relevant, academ-         BScForHons (taught)
                                                                       ic backgrounds. The research is geared towards generating             MScFor (taught, research)
                                                                       new knowledge on grapevine, wine yeast and bacteria, as                                                                                   Forest Science, Wood Science
                                                                                                                                             PhD (For) (research)
                                                                       well as the genetic improvement of these wine-associated or-          DScFor (research)
                                                                       ganisms. The inhibition of wine spoilage causing microorgan-
                                                                       isms by natural antimicrobial agents is a further target. Mod-        MFor (taught, research)
                                                                                                                                             PhD (research)                                                      Forest Science, Development Forestry
                                                                       ern molecular approaches, based specifically on integrated
                                                                       high-throughput omics technologies and advanced analytical



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                                                 facultyof               Arts &                                                               MA in Creative Writing in Afrikaans           PhD in Translation*


                                                           Social Sciences
                                                                                                                                              This intensively supervised programme         This programme consists of a disser-
                                                                                                                                              consisting of monthly workshops is            tation that is written under the supervi-
                                                                                                                                              residential (campus-based). It entails a      sion of a promoter.
                                                                                                                                              piece of creative work in the genre of        Contact: Prof AE Feinauer
                                                                                                                                              your choice (50%) and a related thesis        Tel +27 (0)21 808 2162

                           i    Faculty Secretary • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4840 • Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3822 • Web site: www.sun.ac.za/arts
                                See also Calendar Part 4: www.sun.ac.za/university/jaarboek *Programmes suitable for international students
                                                                                                                                              (50%).
                                                                                                                                              Contact: Prof M van Niekerk
                                                                                                                                              Fax: 021-8083815
                                                                                                                                                                                            Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3815
                                                                                                                                                                                            E-mail: aef@sun.ac.za

     The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences sets great store by          All our programmes may be taken full-time or part-time.             E-mail: mvn4@sun.ac.za                        MPhil in Lexicography*
     research and postgraduate teaching as part of its academic                                                                               Dr. WPP Anker                                 Students write a thesis on a topic in
     mission. So it hardly comes as a surprise that annually about        The postgraduate programme offering include the following           Tel. +27 (0)21 808 2163                       theoretical lexicography.
     one-third of our students are engaged in studies at post-            specialisations:                                                    Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3815                       Contact details are given below the
     graduate level in our wide-ranging programme offering. We            • Literature                                                        E-mail: anker@sun.ac.za                       PhD in Lexicography.
     also make a point of integrating our offering of postgraduate        • Linguistics
     programmes with the research focuses of the various de-              • Communication studies                                             PhD*                                          PhD in Lexicography*
     partments and their staff and our students’ degree research          • Literacy, language learning and teaching                          This programme consists of a disserta-        Students write a dissertation under the
     commonly leads to national and international academic pub-                                                                               tion that is written under the supervision    supervision of a promoter.
     lications. Students who are both academically deserving and          Our programmes afford students the opportunity to do specia-        of one of the departmental teachers.          Contact: Prof RH Gouws
     financially needy are provided with financial support where at       lised study within the framework of internationally recognised      Contact: Prof PH Foster                       Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2164
     all possible.                                                        theories, and to explore current practical situations and prac-     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2174                       Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3815
        The Faculty’s eighteen departments offer discipline-specific      tice of African languages of which best solutions are informed      Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3815                       E-mail: rhg@sun.ac.za
     and interdisciplinary programmes in three primary focus areas,       by theoretically based insights.                                    E-mail: rf@sun.ac.za
     namely Language and Culture, Social Sciences, and Per-                  The Honours programme entails the study of five course-                                                        MPhil in Document Analysis and
     forming Arts. In offering so varied, yet so soundly planned          work modules and the Master’s programme in African Lan-             Postgraduate Diploma in Translation*          Design*
     a set of programmes, we strive to produce graduates who              guages entails a 100% thesis or coursework and a 50% the-           This one-year taught programme offers         This taught, residential programme fo-
     are knowledgeable and critical thinkers, and also to produce         sis or an assignment.                                               students a choice between any of the          cuses on the analysis and production of
     professional people eminently capable of making an excep-               The Master’s programme in African Languages for Profes-          African Languages of South Africa, Afri-      effective, corporate documentation and
     tional contribution to the cultural enrichment and knowledge         sional Contexts is a structured programme that entails specia-      kaans, English, French and German, of         includes self-study. The programme
     requirements of South Africa’s and Africa’s communities in           lised study in a range of linguistic fields essential to language   which they choose two languages for           includes modules such as Introduction
     the 21st century.                                                    practitioners in the government sector and private sector, who      editing and as source and target lang-        to Document Design, Text Analysis and
        So that our students may be sure of getting quality instruc-      are responsible for advancing the status and promoting the          uages for translation and interpreting.       Text Quality, Intercultural Communica-
     tion, conventional contact tuition is supplemented with com-         use of the African languages in professional contexts. These        Students do modules in translation and        tion and Translation Theory. Lectures
     puter technology by a team of well-qualified supervisors and         fields include language planning and policy, communication          interpreting theory, practical translation,   are presented in the late afternoon to
     teachers. In keeping with the University’s strategic policy, the     and discourse analysis, and text and genre analysis.                practical interpreting and lexicography       accommodate working students.
     Faculty mostly uses English as the medium of postgraduate                                                                                and compulsory outside work.                  Contact: Prof LG de Stadler
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     tuition.                                                                 DEPARTMENT OF AFRIKAANS AND DUTCH                               Contact: Dr H Lesch                           Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2167
        In terms of geographical provenance, the student body has                                                                             Tel.: +27 (0)21 808 3573                      Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3676
     strong national and international profiles and is demographically    For more information                                                Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3815                       E-mail: lgds@sun.ac.za
     speaking well representative of the country’s student popula-        See contact numbers under programmes                                E-mail: hlesch@sun.ac.za
     tion.                                                                Web site: www.sun.ac.za/afrndl/                                                                                       DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT




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        Feel free to make use of the contact details which are given                                                                          MPhil in Translation*                             STUDIES
     to request further information about programmes.                     BAHons*                                                             The first year of this programme is
                                                                          This one-year, taught programme consists of two main streams:       taught; the second entails writing a the-     For more information
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         DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES                                  Afrikaans linguistics and Afrikaans and Dutch literature.           sis. Students must choose from the fol-       Programme coordinator: Ms B Cyster
                                                                          Contact: Prof S Huigen                                              lowing modules: Advanced Translation          Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3203
     For more information                                                 Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2170                                             Theory, Advanced Interpreting Theory,         Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3480
     Programme coordinator:                                               Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3815                                             Practical Translation, Interpreting and       E-mail: cyster@sun.ac.za
     Ms K de Wet                                                          E-mail: sh@sun.ac.za                                                Editing. Two modules from Literary            Web site: www.sun.ac.za/as
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2210                                                                                                                  Translation, Lexicography, Intercultural
     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2171                                              MA*                                                                 Communication, Bible Translation or           The Department focuses on the lang-
     E-mail: afrika@sun.ac.za                                             In this programme, students may choose between a 100%               Machine Translation are also chosen           uages and cultures of the Ancient Medi-
     Web site: www.sun.ac.za/african_languages                            and a 50% thesis supplemented by six-month coursework               and two languages from the following:         terranean and Near Eastern worlds with
     Brochures available                                                  (50%) overseas. The Universities of Leiden, Amsterdam,              any of the African languages of South         the emphasis on the connection be-
                                                                          Utrecht, Tilburg, Nijmegen and Ghent are some of the most           Africa, Afrikaans, English, French, and       tween Antiquity and the world of today.
     Programmes                                                           important universities with which we have exchange agree-           German. They translate or interpret           Our programmes are taught in English
     - Honours programme in African Languages*                            ments.                                                              from both languages and into both, and        and Afrikaans and can all be taken by
     - Master’s programme in African Languages*                           Contact: Prof PH Foster                                             they also edit both. All the languages        non-residential students, except the
     - Master’s programme in African Languages for Professional           Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2174                                             are not offered every year – demand           Honours in Classical Languages.
       Contexts*                                                          Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3815                                             dictates which are on offer.                    Our master’s programmes equip stu-
     - Doctoral programme in African Languages*                           E-mail: rf@sun.ac.za                                                Contact details are given below the           dents with a theoretical framework and
                                                                                                                                              PhD in Translation.                           interpretative skills. At the doctoral level



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     this culminates in original research that    degree.                                      BDramHons in Drama and Theatre              literature, film, life-writing / biography,   dents can choose from several speciali-
     generates new knowledge. The mas-             The PhD entails the writing of a dis-       Studies*                                    science fiction, modern theory, creative      sation areas, amongst others language
     ter’s programmes require one or two          sertation which is the result of indepen-    This taught programme (1 year full-time)    writing, South African and African litera-    structure, language use, second lan-
     years for completion. Doctoral studies       dent and original research.                  consists of both theoretical and practi-    ture.                                         guage acquisition, intercultural com-
     take at least two years.                                                                  cal components. The taught modules                                                        munication, variation in language and




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                                                      DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA                      are the methodology of theatre re-          Master’s in English Studies*                  language impairment.
     MPhil* and PhD* in Ancient Cul-                                                           search, advanced theories of theatre        Students may choose between a re-               The programme is taught in English
     tures                                        For more information                         and drama, and advanced text analysis       search option (consisting of a thesis         and Afrikaans and the minimum dura-
     The MPhil and PhD in Ancient Cul-            Dr P du Preez                                (contemporary international texts, and      of 50 000 words) and a coursework             tion is two years. Students can choose
     tures focus on the cultures of the An-       Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3208                      South African and African texts). Practi-   option (taught). The coursework op-           one of three options:
     cient Mediterranean and Near Eastern         Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3086                      cal specialisations can be chosen from      tion consists of three elective course-       (1) Assignments (first year) and a 100%
     worlds, the interrelatedness of these        E-mail: cntr@sun.ac.za                       the above-mentioned specialisations.        work components and a compulsory              thesis (second year), or
     cultures and their influence on the mod-     Web site: www.sun.ac.za/drama                                                            research component (consisting of a           (2) Assignments (first year) and assign-
     ern world.                                   For programme curricula, see Calendar        MDram in Drama and Theatre Studies*         thesis of 25 000 words). Each course-         ments and a 50% thesis (second year),
       The two-year MPhil programme fol-          Part 4                                       This programme is presented in two          work component comprises twelve               or
     lows directly on a bachelor’s degree.                                                     forms:                                      two-hour seminars in the first semester.      (3) Assignments (first year) and assign-
       Students choose between two op-            The Department offers a unique set           1. As a research-based thesis pro-          The research component (50% of the            ments and two 25% research projects
     tions: (1) assignments and a 100%            of professional and academic pro-            gramme (after four-year bachelor’s or       programme) comprises at least twelve          in the second year.
     thesis in the second year or (2) assign-     grammes aimed at postgraduate train-         honours) that can be done full-time         two-hour supervision sessions in the
     ments and a 25% research project in          ing in Drama and Theatre Studies. Our        (one year) or part-time (two years) as      second semester.                              MA in Linguistic Theory*
     the second year. Themes for the MPhil:       postgraduate students have access            a residential or non-residential pro-                                                     The programme entails research on a
     ancient literature, art, mythology, reli-    to a research library in the Depart-         gramme.                                     PhD                                           problem or a group of related problems
     gion, cosmology, political thought, ev-      ment and may also be involved in the         2. As a research-based thesis pro-          The programme is focused entirely on a        within the framework of (1) generative
     eryday life, reception.                      research activities run from this library.   gramme (after four-year bachelor’s or       particular area of study, phenomenon,         linguistic theory and/or (2) recent theo-
       The PhD entails the writing of a dis-         Our programmes may contain both           honours) that can be done full-time         or thematic grouping. There are no for-       ries of language use. The results are
     sertation which is the result of indepen-    practical and theoretical components         (one year) as a residential programme.      mal classes, but students are expected        presented in a thesis. The minimum
     dent and original research.                  and tuition is in Afrikaans and/or Eng-      This option incorporates practical re-      to have regular meetings with their           duration is two years for students with
                                                  lish. Content is specifically geared to      search components that must tie in          promoters to monitor progress, or else        a bachelor’s degree and one year for
     Honours, MA* and PhD* in Classi-             suit the interests and needs of individual   with the thesis written.                    to remain in regular contact by e-mail,       students with an honours degree.
     cal Literature                               students. A range of specialisations are                                                 post, fax or telephone.
     The Honours (taught and residential),        offered, including:                          PhD in Drama and Theatre Studies*                                                         MPhil in Intercultural Communication*




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     MA and PhD focus on authors, genres          Drama and theatre research: Theory,          A two-year, full-time or part-time aca-         DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL                     The focus of the programme is specifi-
     and themes in Latin or Greek literature.     methodology and practice.                    demic programme based on indepen-               LINGUISTICS                               cally linguistic. It is designed for profes-
     The admission requirement for the            South African and African theatre:           dent research, leading to a dissertation.                                                 sionals who routinely communicate
     Honours is Greek or Latin as major in        History, structures, texts and perfor-       This programme can also be done as a        For more information                          across cultural boundaries or who are
     the bachelor’s degree.                       mances.                                      non-residential programme.                  Departmental Chair: Prof C Anthonissen        responsible for training and manag-
                                                  Playwriting: Text creation, compiling                                                    Programme coordinator: C Smit                 ing others who engage in intercultural




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     BPhil*, MPhil* and PhD* in Bible In-         programmes and writing plays.                    DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH                   Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2052                       communication, and for students and
     terpretation                                 Media practice: Theory and practice of                                                   Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2009                       academics with a special interest in the
     These programmes focus on the ori-           radio, television and film.                  For more information                        Email: linguis@sun.ac.za                      phenomenon of intercultural communi-
     gin and transmission of the Bible, the       Interactive theatre: Theory and prac-        Dr R Goodman (MA and PhD inquiries)         Web site: www.sun.ac.za/linguist              cation.
     world of the Bible and its literature, as    tice of drama and theatre in education,      Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2044                     Brochures and prospectuses available             The programme has a minimum dura-
     well as the interpretation of the Bible.     community theatre and industrial thea-       E-mail: rg@sun.ac.za                                                                      tion of two years and is taught in Eng-
     The programmes are offered jointly with      tre, among others.                           Dr M Samuelson (honours inquiries)          The Department’s postgraduate pro-            lish (assignments and theses may be
     the Department of Old and New Testa-         Directing: Directing and choreography        Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2043                     grammes can be taken residentially            written in Afrikaans, provided that the
     ment.                                        for the stage.                               E-mail: megsam@sun.ac.za                    or non-residentially from anywhere in         supervisor(s) and examiner(s) involved
                                                  Performance skills: Acting for the           Web site: www.sun.ac.za/english             South Africa or abroad. On-campus tu-         are proficient in Afrikaans). Students
     MA* and PhD* in Biblical Languages           stage, speech communication, musical         The taught honours and master’s pro-        toring is optional, except for the MPhil      can choose between two options:
     These programmes focus on Greek or           theatre and cabaret.                         grammes are only offered as residential     in Intercultural Communication which          (1) Assignments (first year) and a 100%
     Hebrew, specialising in linguistics, lite-   Technical and management skills: Ap-         programmes.                                 requires one contact session per year.        thesis (second year), or
     rature and Bible translation, as well as     plied theatre practice, set and costume                                                                                                (2) Assignments (first year) and assign-
     the interrelatedness between these cul-      design, marketing and publicity, and         Honours in English Studies*                 MA in Linguistics for the Language            ments and a 50% thesis (second year).
     tures and their influence on the modern      theatre and production management,           This one-year programme consists of         Professions*                                     The second year is presented in co-
     world. The MA programme takes two            among others.                                eight components. Six are coursework        This programme provides language              operation with the University of Cape
     years and follows directly on a bache-          The master’s and doctoral programmes      (taught), and two are a compulsory re-      teachers, lecturers and other educa-          Town and the University of the Western
     lor’s degree. Students choose between        are also accessible to individuals with a    search essay. Each coursework com-          tors, speech-language and hearing             Cape.
     two options: (1) assignments and a           theoretical knowledge of drama or me-        ponent comprises twelve two-hour            therapists, translators, interpreters,
     100% thesis in the second year or (2)        dia, for instance by means of a prior        seminars.                                   language advisors, editors and other          MPhil in Second Language Studies*
     assignments and a 25% research pro-          degree in literature or communication        Students take one module: English           media specialists with the opportunity        This programme is designed for lan-
     ject in the second year. The admission       studies, or related qualifications.          Studies. A range of literary issues and     to benefit intellectually and profession-     guage teachers, lecturers and other
     requirement for the Honours is Greek                                                      texts are covered, including fiction,       ally from the scientific study of language    educators, speech-language and hear-
     or Hebrew as major in the bachelor’s                                                      poetry, drama, postcolonial theory and      and language-related phenomena. Stu-          ing therapists, translators, interpreters,



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     language advisors and media special-         BScHons in Geoinformatics*                   with in-depth knowledge about the in-          Our claim that the primary purpose of        DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM
     ists who wish to engage in the scientific    Here the focus falls on Geographical In-     terplay between past and present. The        such systems is to contribute to more
     study of the nature, knowledge, acqui-       formation Systems (GIS), environmental       present did not come about by acci-          accountable decision making in condi-      For more information
     sition and use of second languages.          analysis or remote sensing and a re-         dent, but has been shaped by complex         tions of complexity, means that our pro-   Tel/Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3488
        It has a minimum duration of two          search application. It is a taught course    processes. We explore both the nature        grammes distinguish themselves clearly     E-mail: lnewman@sun.ac.za
     years and is taught in English. Students     presented in English in blocks on cam-       and construction of these processes.         from the standard South African ones.      Web site: www.sun.ac.za/journalism
     can choose between two options:              pus over one year full-time.                   The aim of our programmes is to es-        The Department houses the Centre for
     (1) Assignments and an examination                                                        tablish a link between the present and       Knowledge Dynamics and Decision            The Department of Journalism is the
     (first year) and a 100% thesis (second       MA or MSc in Geography and Envi-             the past by noting how current trends        Making.                                    only specialised postgraduate train-
     year), or                                    ronmental Studies*                           developed over time. An attempt is                                                      ing institution for this profession in
     (2) Assignments (first year) and assign-     Students undertake geographical research     made to scrutinise general views about       Honours in Socio-Informatics*              South Africa. In the one-year BPhil pro-
     ments and an examination (second             on spatial problems in human or environ-     the past in a well-grounded, critical        This programme equips students with        gramme, professional, practical skills
     year).                                       mental geography that results in a thesis.   way. We encourage students to further        advanced knowledge of and skills in        dovetail with conceptual skills. In the
                                                  Programme coordinator:                       develop their own research interests         technological systems and their integra-   advanced M and D programmes the
     PhD in General Linguistics*                  Prof JH van der Merwe                        from one of the focal areas given below      tion with human and social dynamics. A     focus shifts to research on journalism
     Students write a dissertation which is       E-mail: jhvdm@sun.ac.za                      under the individual guidance of one of      particular focus is on the development     in particular, and the media in general.
     the result of independent and original                                                    our lecturers.                               of knowledge-based systems aimed at
     research within the framework of one or      MA in Geographical Information                 The Honours programme’s modules            improved efficiency and decision mak-      BPhil in Journalism
     more modern, general, linguistic theo-       Systems or MSc in Geoinformatics*            are Theory in Historical Writing, Histori-   ing in organisations and society.          This full-time, one-year programme
     ries.                                        This programme entails geographical          cal methodology, Historiography and            Some of the themes covered in Socio-     leads to a professional qualification.
                                                  research on the development or appli-        Southern African history.                    Informatics are: computer programming,     Students applying for admission to this
         DEPARTMENT OF GEO-                       cation of geographical information sys-        The Master’s programme following on        database design, web-design, systems       programme must have a bachelor’s de-
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         GRAPHY AND ENVIRONMEN-                   tems (GIS), or remote sensing, in spatial    the Honours one consists of course-          design and analysis, E-Business, graph-    gree, or be in their final year for a bach-
         TAL STUDIES                              environmental problem solving resulting      work (50%) and a thesis (50%), or of a       ic visualisation and modelling, systems    elor’s degree and obtain the qualifica-
                                                  in a thesis.                                 thesis only (100%).                          theory, ontology and complexity. Thanks    tion before the BPhil starts the following
     For more information                         Programme coordinator:                                                                    to an agreement with the Oracle and        year. Applications close at the end of
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3218                      Prof JH van der Merwe                        Focal areas                                  SAP companies, students can benefit        August and selection takes place in
     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3109                      E-mail: jhvdm@sun.ac.za                      • Historical dimensions in the develop-      from a range of Oracle and SAP training    September of the year before study.
     Web site: www.sun.ac.za/geo/                                                                ment of community identity in South        opportunities.
     See Calendar Parts 4, 5 and 10               MPhil in Environmental Management*             Africa                                       This full-time, one-year programme       MPhil in Journalism*
     Brochures available from postgraduate        For information on this interdisciplinary    • Working class history                      consists of contact teaching and an        A taught programme requiring students
     coordinator: mcron@sun.ac.za                 programme, see Department 35.                • Environmental history                      independent project. For further infor-    to visit the Stellenbosch campus for the
                                                  Programme coordinator:                       • Histories of the human body                mation see                                 compulsory attendance of two series of
     Exchange agreements exist inter alia         Prof JJ Muller                               • War and society (the socio-cultural in-    www.sun.ac.za/socio-informatics.           block lectures. Students may make ap-
     with the Universities of Louvain, Peçs,      E-mail: jjs3@sun.ac.za                         fluence of wars on societies over the                                                 pointments for supervision in between.
     Salzburg, Innsbruck and Utrecht. Proj-                                                      long term)                                 MPhil in Information and Know-             Students choose between coursework
     ects are undertaken in cooperation with      PhD in Geography and Environmen-             • Business history                           ledge Management (MIKM)*                   plus a 25% research assignment, or
     these universities in GIS, tourism and       tal Studies*                                 • History, production of heritage and        This three-year programme comprises        coursework plus a 50% thesis, or a
     urban studies.                               Research on a human-environmental              tourism                                    the study of the management, leader-       100% thesis. The coursework entails
                                                  problem from a spatial perspective cul-                                                   ship and strategic development of          electives such as Science and Technol-
     BAHons in Geographical Informa-              minating in a dissertation that makes an         DEPARTMENT OF INFORMA-                   knowledge intensive organisations. It      ogy Journalism; Media Management;
     tion Systems*                                original contribution to knowledge or            TION SCIENCE AND CENTRE                  is offered part time by means of con-      Media, Culture and the Information So-




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     This programme focuses on GIS, urban         that reinterprets existing knowledge.            FOR KNOWLEDGE DYNAMICS                   tact teaching sessions in blocks of one    ciety; Media, Democracy and Develop-
     or tourism analysis and a research ap-       Programme coordinator:                           AND DECISION MAKING                      week each in Stellenbosch or Gauteng.      ment; Media Ethics; Media History or
     plication. It is a taught course offered     Prof JH van der Merwe                                                                     Further information at and applications    International Journalism. Applications
     in English in blocks on campus for one       E-mail: jhvdm@sun.ac.za                      For more information                         via www.sun.ac.za/mikm.                    close at the end of August and selec-
     year full-time.                                                                           Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2423                                                                 tion takes place in September.
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     Programme coordinator:                           DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY                    E-mail: nodysa@sun.ac.za                     MA in Socio-Informatics*
     Prof SE Donaldson                                                                         Web site: www. informatics.sun.ac.za         The MA develops research capacity in       PhD in Journalism*
     E-mail: rdonaldson@sun.ac.za                 For more information                                                                      Socio-Informatics by means of an inde-     A doctoral study may be undertaken af-
                                                  Prof AM Grundlingh                           Our postgraduate programmes in the           pendent research project under supervi-    ter the student and the Department has
     BAHons in Geography and Environ-             Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2178 / 2177               Department and Centre fall in the cate-      sion, which culminates in a thesis. See    reached an agreement on a research
     mental Studies*                              E-mail: amgrund@sun.ac.za                    gory of “scarce skills” as defined by the    our web site for the master’s protocol.    topic and proposal.
     This programme covers urban analysis,        Web site: www.sun.ac.za/geskiedenis/         SA government. In addition, the pro-
     tourism analysis, environmental analysis                                                  grammes in Socio-Informatics belong          PhD in Socio-Informatics                       DEPARTMENT OF MODERN




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     and a research application. It is a taught   Programmes                                   to the group of SET (science and tech-       This programme requires independent            FOREIGN LANGUAGES
     course offered in English on campus in       - BAHons in History* (taught 1 year)         nology) subjects.                            and original research leading up to a
     blocks over one year full-time.              - MA in History* (taught or research; 1        The point of departure is the phenome-     dissertation. See our web site for the     For more information
     Programme coordinator:                         or 2 years)                                non of the knowledge economy and             doctoral protocol.                         Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2133
     Prof SE Donaldson                            - PhD in History* (research; 3 or 4 years)   society as it is driven by knowledge-                                                   Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2035
     E-mail: rdonaldson@sun.ac.za                                                              based systems in organisations and                                                      E-mail: vmaltzan@sun.ac.za
                                                  These programmes equip students              societies.                                                                              Web site: www.sun.ac.za/forlang/



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     MPhil in Hypermedia for Language Learning*                          MA: This one-year programme entails the writing of a thesis           in the technical sound domain, and on        or a research option. The taught option       Master of International Studies*
     This two-year programme provides an introduction to                 in French on a topic that is selected by the student in close         software in the broader music field.         consists of four taught modules, and a        This full-time residential programme
     computer-assisted language learning, enabling students              consultation with the Department. Students maintain contact                                                        thesis of limited extent or two publishable   consists of taught modules plus a
     to design, develop, deliver and critically evaluate electronic      with the supervisor by means of regular meetings or e-mail.           PhD                                          articles. The research option consists of     thesis. Students have two options: a
     multimedia material for language learning. Web delivery is          PhD: At least two years of research resulting in a disserta-          This programme consists of a disserta-       a supervised research project that cul-       one-year version (after an honours or
     emphasised. The programme is offered online.                        tion (with an oral defence). In close consultation with the De-       tion and an oral examination. Supple-        minates in a full thesis. Students do not     equivalent degree) and a two-year ver-
     Contact: Mrs RO du Toit, e-mail: rdt@sun.ac.za or                   partment, the student selects a research topic and submits            mentary work may be required. The            have to reside on campus, but should          sion (after a bachelor’s degree). The
     lizellee@sun.ac.za                                                  a research proposal which meets the requirements set by the           study can consist of exclusively theo-       be readily available for consultation with    programme focuses on the dynamics
                                                                         Faculty.                                                              retical work, or can be an integrated        their lecturers and/or supervisor.            of interdependence, the actors and
     PhD in Comparative Literature                                       Contact: Dr Catherine du Toit, e-mail: cdt@sun.ac.za                  study of creative processes (such as                                                       the structures of the contemporary
     This programme consists of an independent dissertation in                                                                                 public performances) and theoretical         MPhil in Applied Ethics*                      global political economy. It is aimed
     the multidisciplinary field of comparative literature in collabo-   Honours, MA and PhD in German*                                        work to be reported in the dissertation.     This two-year, taught programme of-           at decision-makers in the public and
     ration with the Departments of Afrikaans and Dutch, Ancient         Honours: This one-year (residential) programme taught in                                                           fers a thorough schooling in applied          private sectors who are confronted by
     Studies, African Languages and English. The student decides         German focuses on authors, genres and themes related to               Advanced Certificate in Education            ethics, with eventual specialisation in       and must develop strategies in a world
     on a research topic in consultation with the Department in          the literature, culture and language of the German-speaking           (Music) (ACE)                                biomedical ethics, environmental ethics       which is subject to the dynamics of
     which supervision will mainly take place. Sources are read          countries within the (Southern) African context. A four-week          This part-time, non-residential, two-year    or business ethics. No previous training      political, economic and technological
     in the original language of publication and the dissertation is     study tour to Germany between semesters is also offered               programme consists of block sessions         in philosophy is required; admission is       globalisation.
     written in Afrikaans or in English.                                 (limited number of bursaries available).                              during school holidays and on Satur-         based on any preceding bachelor’s de-
     Contact: Dr Catherine du Toit, e-mail: cdt@sun.ac.za                MA: Students can either register for a 50% thesis or for a            days during school terms.                    gree. Students do not have to reside on       Other Programmes
                                                                         100% thesis. For the 50% thesis option, the student chooses                                                        campus, but are required to attend two        • MA in Political Science* (thesis / taught
     Honours, MA and PhD in French*                                      four modules of the MA at Leipzig University, Germany. After          Higher Licentiate in Music Perfor-           intensive contact sessions at the begin-        and thesis)
     Honours: This one-year, taught programme is presented in            completion of these modules, the student returns to Stellen-          mance (HLMP)*                                ning of each semester.                        • PhD* (dissertation)
     French and is designed to diversify and to deepen students’         bosch to write the thesis. For the 100% thesis option, the            An admission examination in the prin-




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     knowledge of French literature and to further the acquisition       student selects a topic for a thesis in close consultation with       cipal instrument or in singing to prove      PhD in Philosophy*                                DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHO-
     of relevant research methodology. Themes include myth and           the Department.                                                       sufficient potential as a performer is       This programme follows on from the                LOGY
     modernity, literature and society, translation and film studies.    PhD: Takes at least two years of research resulting in a disserta-    required. A full-time, one-year pro-         MA programme at the highest level of
     Bursaries are made available by the French Government for           tion (with an oral defence). In close consultation with the Depart-   gramme by way of contact tuition.            academic teaching and research. The           For more information
     further studies and/or training in France.                          ment, the student selects a research topic and submits a research                                                  programme is completed by way of              Departmental Chair




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                                                                         proposal which meets the requirements set by the Faculty.                 DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY                 consultation between promoter and             Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3461
                                                                         Contact: Prof C von Maltzan, e-mail: vmaltzan@sun.ac.za                                                            student, and residency is not required.       Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3584
                                                                                                                                               For more information                                                                       E-mail: sielkunde@sun.ac.za
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                                                                             DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC                                               Secretary: Ms L van Kerwel                       DEPARTMENT OF POLITI-                     Web site: www.sun.ac.za/psychology
                                                                                                                                               Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2418                          CAL SCIENCE
                                                                         For more information                                                  Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3556                                                                    The Department, through its teaching,
                                                                         Programme coordinator: Prof IJ Grové                                  E-mail: lek@sun.ac.za                        For more information                          research and service provision, has
                                                                         Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2335 / 2353                                        Web site: www.sun.ac.za/philosophy/          Mrs M van Niekerk                             committed itself to the advancement
                                                                         Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2340                                               Brochure available                           Tel.: +27 (0)21 808 2414                      of the psychological well-being of the
                                                                         E-mail: ig@sun.ac.za                                                                                               Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2110                       people in our region, country and on our
                                                                         Web site: www.sun.ac.za/music                                         The postgraduate programmes in Phi-          E-mail: mvn2@sun.ac.za                        continent. Consequently, the psycho-
                                                                                                                                               losophy are generally related to conti-      Web site: www.sun.ac.za/polwet/               social problems facing South Africa and
                                                                         BMusHons*                                                             nental philosophy and applied ethics.        Brochures available                           Africa are strongly emphasised in our
                                                                         This taught programme requires a minimum of one year full-              In keeping with existing agreements                                                      academic programmes and research
                                                                         time study and focuses either on musicology, music educa-             with foreign universities (for example the   Some of the modules of our pro-               projects. In addition, we have coopera-
                                                                         tion, music technology, composition or performance. Admis-            Catholic University of Louvain in Bel-       grammes can be followed at Lund Uni-          tion agreements with the University of
                                                                         sion to performance programmes (solo, accompaniment,                  gium and a number of Dutch universi-         versity in Sweden. The department also        Maastricht (the Netherlands), the Na-
                                                                         chamber music or choir conducting) is subject to auditions.           ties), international students are allowed    has a partnership programme with the          tional University of Mexico (UNAM) and
                                                                                                                                               to follow substitute modules at Stellen-     International Peace Research Institute        the University of Trondheim (Norway).
                                                                         MMus*                                                                 bosch while remaining enrolled at their      in Oslo (Norway).
                                                                         Both the one-year (after honours) and the two-year (after             home university. Similarly, students                                                       Honours in Psychology*
                                                                         bachelor’s) programmes develop research skills by means               from Stellenbosch may follow modules         Honours in Political Science*                 This one-year, residential programme
                                                                         of either a 100% (Musicology or Music Education) the-                 at selected foreign universities.            This programme is offered full-time resi-     consists of modules in Psychotherapy,
                                                                         sis or a 50% thesis or smaller assignments. The latter two                                                         dential and consists of taught modules.       Psychopathology, Psychometry, Re-
                                                                         programme structures include either public concert perfor-            Honours in Philosophy*                         Students undertake an intensive             search Methodology, Child Psychology,
                                                                         mances, conducting performance or compositions or other               This is a one-year full-time or two-year     study of a number of selected focal ar-       Family Psychology, Career Psychology,
                                                                         tasks. Admission for performance options (solo, composition,          part-time programme. The programme           eas in political science or international     Community Psychology, Cognitive Psy-
                                                                         accompaniment, chamber music, conducting) is subject to               consists of five fully taught modules and    relations. Such a study equips students       chology, Social Psychology, Psychology
                                                                         auditions. Supplementary work may be required.                        one module devoted to a supervised           and analysts with an in-depth under-          of Women, Interpersonal Relationships
                                                                                                                                               research project. Class attendance for       standing of the political processes and       and Eco-psychology. Modules offered
                                                                         MPhil Music Technology*                                               the taught modules is compulsory.            behaviour in South African society or at      will be subject to the availability of staff
                                                                         The programme, a combination of taught modules and re-                                                             the global level.                             and to a minimum required number of
                                                                         search, requires at least two years of full-time study. It focuses    MA in Philosophy*                                                                          students. The programme also includes
                                                                         on the development of advanced practical and research skills          This programme offers a taught option                                                      a compulsory research component.



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     Master’s programme in Clinical Psy-           and self-study that constitute 50% of        a comparative perspective, but other          study package covering research
     chology and Community Counsel-                the programme. Students also conduct         study areas may be considered.                methodology, the Harvard reference
     ling                                          research leading to a thesis that consti-                                                  method and writing skills is also avail-
     This professional programme may lead          tutes 50% of the programme.                  MPhil in Social Science Methods*              able to students.
     to registration as a clinical or a counsel-                                                The programme entails block courses
     ling psychologist with the Professional       The following modules are presented:         and a thesis, and extends over two            BAHons in Visual Studies*
     Board for Psychology. Admission to the        • Social welfare policy                      years. It focuses on the methodology of       Coursework (comprising three courses)
     programme is by selection with up to          • Social work management                     social sciences research and aspects          and an independent research article (1
     10 students being admitted annually.          • Social work supervision                    of science philosophy, research ethics        year).
     The closing date for applications is 30       • Perspectives, theories and models for      and research management.
     June. The programme encompasses                 social work intervention                                                                 MA in Visual Studies*
     theoretical modules, practical training,      • Social work research                       PhD in Sociology*                             Independent, theoretical research and
     professional development and super-           The taught component is presented in         This two-year programme entails a dis-        thesis (1 year).
     vision with exposure to working with          English at contact opportunities.            sertation that demonstrates a grasp of
     individual children and adults, groups,                                                    both theoretical and methodological is-       MPhil in Visual Arts (Illustration)*
     families, couples and communities. A          PhD in Social Work                           sues in sociology. It fosters the student’s   Coursework, studio research and
     25% research assignment must also             The programme aims to increase stu-          ability to think critically and in an inno-   thesis (2 years). Vocationally oriented
     be done.                                      dents’ advanced knowledge of and             vative way, while producing new knowl-        academic and technical instruction in il-
                                                   skills in research, equipping them to        edge in the selected research area.           lustration, with the emphasis on practi-
     MA* and PhD* in Psychology                    undertake independent research within                                                      cal illustration, theory of illustration and
     These programmes are based on re-             the disciplines of social work theory        PhD in Social Anthropology*                   creative writing. During the second year
     search leading to a thesis or a disser-       and social work practice.                    This two-year programme entails a dis-        of study the practical component in-
     tation. Research in these programmes            It takes at least two years and con-       sertation that demonstrates a grasp of        volves independent studio practice and
     is usually part of departmental research      sists primarily of self-study and con-       both theoretical and methodological           the theoretical component a thesis.
     projects. These include projects on cul-      sultation with the promoter about the        issues in social anthropology. It fosters
     ture and mental health, women’s men-          research and the dissertation, which         the student’s ability to think critically     MA in Visual Arts*
     tal health, family well-being, trauma and     carries a weight of 100%.                    and in an innovative way, while produc-       Independent studio research and the-
     post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual-                                                    ing new knowledge in the selected re-         sis (2 years). Specialisation in jewellery
     ity and HIV/Aids, childhood fears, ap-            DEPARTMENT OF SOCIO-                     search area.                                  and metal design, graphic design, painting,
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     plied community psychology and ag-                LOGY AND SOCIAL ANTHRO-                                                                sculpture, illustration, printmaking, photog-
     gression.                                         POLOGY                                   PhD in Social Science Methods*                raphy or new media. The programme
                                                                                                This two-year programme entails a dis-        involves the production of a body of
         DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL                      For more information                         sertation and focuses on aspects of           practical work and a thesis related to
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         WORK                                      Ms C Fortuin                                 social sciences methodology, including        one of the above-mentioned specialisa-
                                                   Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2417                      research designs and methodological           tions.
     For more information                          E-mail: cfortuin@sun.ac.za                   paradigms, methods of sampling, data
     Programme coordinator:                        Web site: www.sun.ac.za/sociology            collection and analysis, and project          MA in Art Education*
     Prof S Green                                  Departmental brochure available              management skills.                            Taught, independent studio research
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2070                                                                                                                  and thesis (2 years). Specialisation in
     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3765                       BAHons in Sociology* and in Social               DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL                      art education and studio work. Stu-
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     E-mail: sgreen@sun.ac.za                      Anthropology*                                    ARTS                                      dents produce a body of practical work
     Web site: www.sun.ac.za/soc_work              These one-year, taught programmes                                                          and write a thesis.
     Brochures available                           are strictly residential and also require    For more information
                                                   a research assignment. Students gain         Mrs Y Williams                                PhD in Visual Arts*
     MA in Social Work                             theoretical insight on social phenome-       Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3052                       Doctoral degrees in the arts are re-
     1. Research programme in Social Work          na, including structures, institutions and   E-mail: yumna@sun.ac.za                       search degrees culminating in a dis-
     This option enables students to un-           relationships, develop important social      Web site: academic.sun.ac.za/fine_arts/       sertation. The study as a whole can
     dertake independent research with the         science research skills and examine          Brochures on programmes available             consist of theoretical work or it can be
     guidance of a supervisor, leading to a        critical issues in South African society                                                   the results of an integrated study of
     thesis that constitutes 100% of the pro-      within a comparative perspective.            Our honours and master’s programmes           the creative processes and theoretical
     gramme. The programme extends over                                                         are strictly residential and students         work that are reported in a dissertation.
     one or two years depending on the en-         MA in Sociology* and in Social An-           work closely with their lecturers and su-     The unique nature of the integrated
     try point.                                    thropology*                                  pervisors who guide and evaluate the          option is derived from the coherence
                                                   The MA programmes consist of a thesis        different dimensions of the respective        and interdependency of the study of
     2. Taught programme in Welfare Pro-           on an approved topic and two support         areas of study. The programmes are            the creative process and theoretical di-
     gramme Management                             modules and extend over one year.            flexible and allow students to pursue in-     mensions of the research leading to an
     This option aims to prepare students          The programmes focus on the applica-         dependent, creative and/or theoretical        original contribution to knowledge and
     for high-level posts in welfare agencies      tion of theoretical and methodological       research in art theory, art history and       insight into the arts.
     and to undertake independent research         understanding as well as relevant re-        visual studies.
     with the guidance of a supervisor.            search skills to a specialisation area in       We offer a support structure that in-
       It extends over two years and con-          either sociology or social anthropology.     cludes frequent studio and/or theory
     sists of formal lectures, seminar work        South African material is studied from       seminars. An interactive, Web-based



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                                Economic and                                                                                                           QUALIFICATION                       DEPARTMENT NO. / FIELD OF STUDY




                                Management Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                           All fields of study mentioned under Honours and BPhil degrees PLUS:
                                                                                                                                                                                           30 Auditing
                                                                                                                                                                                           37 Business Administration (MBA)
                                                                                                                                                                                           30 Computer Auditing
                                                                                                                                                                                           37 Development Finance

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                                    Ms Nazli Daniels • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4837 • E-mail: ndaniels@sun.ac.za
                                    Ms Janine Davids • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4836 • E-mail: jdavids@sun.ac.za
                                                                                                                                                       Master’s degrees                    35 Environmental Management
                                                                                                                                                                                           37 Futures Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                           33 HIV/Aids Management
                                                                                                                                                                                           33 Industrial Psychology (Psych)
     The Faculty of Economic and Man-            Public Management and Planning are                      Science enjoys national and interna-                                              37 Management Coaching
     agement Sciences, established in            offered on the Bellville Park Campus.                   tional accreditation by professional in-                                          30 Taxation
     1925, is the largest of the ten fac-        Both campuses have modern libraries                     stitutes and our students’ performance                                            All fields of study mentioned under Master’s degrees PLUS:
     ulties of the University. It consists       and modern technological facilities. The                in external examinations is proof of the      PhD degrees
                                                                                                                                                                                           35 Complexity and Sustainability Studies
     of the following eight departments:         Bellville Park Campus also offers con-                  quality of our programmes. In a similar
     Accounting, Business Manage-                venient accommodation.                                  vein our programmes in Industrial Psy-




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     ment, Economics, the University                                                                     chology and Human Resource Man-                  DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING                    Enquiries                                             Enquiries
     of Stellenbosch Business School,            Our departments offer postgraduate                      agement are acknowledged by pro-                                                             Kobus van Schalkwyk or Pieter von Wielligh            George Nel
     Industrial Psychology, Logistics,           programmes of the highest quality. This                 fessional bodies. In other disciplines,      For more information                            Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3682 / 3846                        Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3422
     School of Public Management and             is borne out by, for example, interna-                  excellent quality of tuition is ensured by   Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3431                         E-mail: cjvs1@sun.ac.za / pvw@sun.ac.za               E-mail: gfn@sun.ac.za
     Planning, and Statistics and Actu-          tionally sought-after accreditations such               cooperation agreements; these cover          Fax: +27 (0)21 886 4176
     arial Science.                              as EQUIS (European Quality Improve-                     matters such as the exchange of stu-         Web site: www.sun.ac.za/accounting              Chartered Management Accoun-                          Training of tax specialists
                                                 ment System) and AMBA (Association                      dents and teaching staff, and joint re-                                                      tants                                                 The programme for the qualifications
     The Faculty occupies three buildings        of MBAs) for the University of Stellen-                 search projects with internationally rec-    The Department focuses mainly on                The internationally recognised qualifi-               MAcc (Taxation) or MComm (Taxation)
     on the main campus at Stellenbosch,         bosch Business School. Our training                     ognised academic institutions.               training professional accountants. Its          cation of Chartered Management Ac-                    runs over two years on the Stellenbosch
     while the postgraduate programmes of        for professional registration in specialist                                                          programmes therefore satisfy the re-            countant is obtained by passing the ex-               and Bellville Park Campuses and en-
     the Business School and the School of       fields such as Accounting and Actuarial                                                              quirements of various professional bodies.      amination set by the Chartered Institute              tails group discussions and research.
                                                                                                                                                      Students may also do research in one            of Management Accountants (CIMA) in                   Students must prepare for these group
                                                 PROGRAMMES AND QUALIFICATIONS                                                                        or more of the following: Accounting,           London.                                               discussions, which are held twice a
                                                                                                                                                      Auditing, Financial Accounting, Man-              Our modules for the BCommHons                       week. The research culminates in the
                                                   QUALIFICATION                            DEPARTMENT NO. / FIELD OF STUDY                           agement Accounting or Taxation.                 (Management Accounting) comply with                   writing of an assignment and an article
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the CIMA requirements. Students who                   for an accredited journal.
                                                                                            30   Accounting                                           Chartered Accountants                           have obtained this BCommHons after                    Admission requirements for MAcc
                                                                                            36   Actuarial Science                                      The South African Institute of Chartered      completing a BComm (Management                        (Taxation): BAccHons, the PGDA or an
                                                                                            31   Financial Planning                                   Accountants (SAICA) control the account-        Accounting) degree at Stellenbosch                    equivalent.
                                                   Postgraduate diplomas                    33   HIV/Aids Management                                  ing profession in the RSA. To qualify as a      University are exempted from nine of                  Admission requirements for MComm
                                                                                            34   Maritime Studies                                     chartered accountant a candidate must           CIMA’s fourteen examinations.                         (Taxation): BComm, LLB. BAccLLB or
                                                                                            31   Marketing                                            pass both Part 1 and Part 2 of the qualifying                                                         an equivalent.
                                                                                            34   Transport and Logistics Studies                      examinations of the SAICA and complete          Enquiries
                                                                                                                                                      a three-year training contract as trainee ac-   Flippie Wessels                                       Enquiries
                                                                                            31 Business Management (Modules: financial
                                                                                                                                                      countant (after obtaining a bachelor’s de-      Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3437                               Herman Viviers or Rudie Nel
                                                                                               analysis, financial management, marketing
                                                                                                                                                      gree) at an approved training organisation.     E-mail: plw@sun.ac.za                                 Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2851 / 9079
                                                                                               management, and strategy and innovation)
                                                                                                                                                        To gain entry to Part 1 of the qualifying                                                           E-mail: hermanv@sun.ac.za or
                                                                                            32 Economics
                                                                                                                                                      examinations, which is conducted by SA-         Certified Accountants                                 rnel@sun.ac.za
                                                                                            32 Economics and Mathematical Statistics
                                                                                                                                                      ICA, a candidate must obtain the degree         The internationally recognised qualifica-
                                                                                            31 Financial Analysis (Modules: as for Business
                                                                                                                                                      BAccHons (Accounting subjects) or the           tion of Certified Accountant is obtained              Training of computer auditing spe-
                                                                                               Management)
                                                                                                                                                      Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting at this      by passing the examinations set by                    cialists
                                                                                            36 Financial Risk Management
                                                                                                                                                      University or any other degree or diploma       the Chartered Association of Certified                The two-year MComm (Computer Au-
                                                                                            33 Human Resource Management
                                                                                                                                                      that has been approved for this purpose.        Accountants (ACCA) in London and                      diting) programme trains qualified pro-
                                                                                            33 Industrial Psychology (Psych)
                                                   Honours degrees                                                                                      To gain entry to Part 2 of the qualifying     complying with the requirements set for               fessional accountants as specialists in
                                                                                            34 Logistics Management
                                                                                                                                                      examination of the SAICA, which is con-         practical experience.                                 computer auditing.
                                                                                            30 Management Accounting
                                                                                                                                                      ducted by SAICA, a student must comply            Our modules for BComm (Financial                     The programme consists of a taught
                                                                                            34 Maritime Studies
                                                                                                                                                      with the following requirements:                Accounting) are recognised by ACCA.                   component (compulsory lectures once
                                                                                            36 Mathematical Statistics
                                                                                                                                                      - Successful completion of Part 1 of the        Students who have obtained this                       a month at the Stellenbosch Campus
                                                                                            34 Operations Research
                                                                                                                                                         qualifying examination.                      BComm are currently exempted from                     for a period of 18 months) and a re-
                                                                                            35 Public and Development Management
                                                                                                                                                      - Successful completion of a preparatory        ACCA’s first nine subjects (maximum                   search component (an assignment or
                                                                                            34 Quantitative Management
                                                                                                                                                         course at an approved educational or-        exemption that could be granted) and                  article that can be published in an ac-
                                                                                            36 Statistics
                                                                                                                                                         ganisation with a view to Part 2 of the      may sit for the remaining five subjects               credited journal).
                                                                                            34 Transport and Logistics Studies
                                                                                                                                                         professional examination.                    at two exam sessions.                                 Admission requirements: BAccHons or
                                                                                            34 Transport Economics
                                                                                                                                                      - Completion of 18 months of a training                                                               equivalent and registration as a Char-
                                                                                                                                                         contract as a trainee accountant at an       Please note: Our BCommHons (Financial Accoun­         tered Accountant (SA), or equivalent
                                                                                            35 Sustainable Development Planning and Man-                                                              ting) programme is in abeyance, but will be offered
                                                   BPhil degrees                                                                                         approved training organisation.              again once external accreditation at IRBA is fina­    qualification.
                                                                                            agement                                                                                                   lised by ACCA.




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     Enquiries                                       Management is offered full-time (one           manage innovation in large businesses        nomics and economic analysis. The                 The BComm (Psych), BCommHons              a research project of 40 credits.
     Pieter von Wielligh                             year) or part-time (two years). Students       and small entrepreneurial projects.          Financial Economics option is career-          (Psych) and MComm (Psych) pro-                 Applications close: 15 November.
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3846                         write a thesis about any approved topic        Marketing communication*: Analyse            oriented, preparing students for jobs in       grammes comply with the requirements         Further information and application
     E-mail: pvw@sun.ac.za                           in business management.                        marketing communication to develop           the financial sector of the economy.           of the Health Professions Council of         forms available at www.aidscentre.sun.
                                                                                                    technical and conceptual skills, espe-         The Department also offers an Hon-           South Africa (HPCSA). The postgradu-         ac.za
         DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS                      Doctoral programme                             cially in a multicultural environment.       ours programme in Economics and                ate programmes in Human Resource             Enquiries: R Williams
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         MANAGEMENT                                  This programme in Business Manage-             Marketing metrics*: Explores the quan-       Mathematical Statistics. Covering a            Management comply with the regula-           Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3002 / 3006 / 2621
                                                     ment is offered full-time or part-time         tification of data as input for marketing    specialised study not only of econom-          tions of the South African Board of Per-     E-mail: pdm@sun.ac.za
     For more information                            Students complete a scientific thesis          decision making.                             ics, but also of statistical inference, this   sonnel Practice (SABPP).




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     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2026                         about any approved topic in business           Marketing research*: Leads students          programme equips students to analyse              Honours, master’s and doctoral                DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS
     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2226                         management.                                    through the various phases of scien-         relationships in the economy.                  studies may follow on the following
     E-mail: ablather@sun.ac.za                                                                     tific research focused on generating           Building on from an honours degree,          undergraduate programmes: BComm              For more information
     Web site:                                       Modules for honours programmes                 information that may assist in resolving     or its equivalent, students may choose         (Human       Resource     Management),       Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2249
     academic.sun.ac.za/business/                    Advanced entrepreneurship*: Focuses            marketing questions.                         between a research-based Master’s              BComm (Psych), and BA (Human Re-             Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3406
     *Modules suitable for international stu-        on current research topics in entrepre-        Organisational diagnosis and mentor-         programme, requiring a thesis that is          source Management). The first two            E-mail: mmt@sun.ac.za
     dents                                           neurship, such as social entrepreneur-         ing*: Focuses on how well the organi-        the result of independent research, or         programmes resort under the Faculty          Web site: www.sun.ac.za/logistics
                                                     ship, women- and minority entrepre-            sation is functioning as a system, and       a taught Master’s programme. The lat-          of Economic and Management Sci-
     This Department is one of the leading de-       neurship and growth of high potential          whether all its parts are functioning in     ter is a full-time programme that aims         ences and the third resorts under the        The Department, founded in 1960, is
     partments of its kind in South Africa. Our      ventures, placing international entre-         unison within the broader objectives of      to produce competent professional              Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. All     the oldest tertiary academic depart-
     highly skilled lecturers are at the forefront   preneurship issues in perspective.             the organisation.                            economists who can be employed in              three programmes lead to registration        ment in South Africa to offer tuition in
     of developments in the business world.          Advanced marketing management*:                Portfolio theory and management*: Fo-        the public and private sector. Students        in various categories with the SABPP         logistics and transport. The following
     Consequently, we can offer programmes           Revises content annually, in line with         cuses on portfolio management, the           can opt for General Economics, or spe-         and/or the HPCSA after postgraduate          majors can be taken up to the PhD
     designed to develop skills currently much       prevailing circumstances in marketing,         evaluation of portfolio return, the appli-   cialise in Economics of Education, De-         studies and approved practical work          level: logistics, logistics management,
     in demand in the modern business world          to focus on speciality fields of market-       cation of theory on the composition of       velopment Economics or in Trade and            (internship).                                operations research, quantitative man-
     (both nationally and internationally).          ing such as green marketing, Internet          portfolios, the selection of investments     Industrial Policy.                                The honours programmes are pre-           agement, maritime studies and trans-
                                                     marketing and consumer privacy.                and the evaluation of portfolio return.        The highest qualification offered by         sented full-time and part-time in English,   port economics.
     Postgraduate diploma programmes                 Advanced strategic management*:                Real estate investment and financing*:       the Department is a Doctorate in Eco-          whilst the master’s degree programmes
     The Postgraduate Diploma in Financial           Fosters a comprehensive grasp of stra-         Focuses on such topics as property           nomics by way of a dissertation.               are presented part-time in English. Stu-     Programmes
     Planning prepares students for a career         tegic management and a critical inno-          economics, property investment and             Exchange agreements exist with,              dents on the part-time programme visit       - BCommHons, MComm and PhD in
     as financial planners. The programme            vative ability to think in a transformative    the impact of capital gains tax, prop-       among others, the Vrije University, and        the Stellenbosch Campus for 5 weeks            Logistics Management, Transport
     is accredited by the Financial Planning         way about strategic management.                erty finance and securitisation, and the     the Universities of Erasmus and of             per year. The part-time honours pro-           Economics, Quantitative Manage-
     Institute of Southern Africa. Four mod-         Corporate venturing*: Explores the             composition of property portfolios.          Maastricht.                                    gramme is presented over a period of           ment or Maritime Studies
     ules, one per semester, are taught over         growth and profit potential and the via-       Short-term insurance*: Focuses on as-                                                       two years and the structured part of the     - BCommHons or BScHons, MComm
     two years by means of evening classes           bility of self-sustainable projects in es-     pects such as risk management and                DEPARTMENT OF INDUS-                       part-time master’s degree programme            or MSc, and PhD in Operations Re-




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     on the Bellville Park Campus. Examina-          tablished companies.                           the most important types of insurance.           TRIAL PSYCHOLOGY                           over a period of one year.                     search
     tions are taken in June and November.           Derived financial instruments*: Focuses                                                                                                                                                 - Postgraduate Diploma, MPhil and
        Our Postgraduate Diploma in Mar-             on the theory and practice of derivative in-       DEPARTMENT OF ECONO-                     For more information                           Postgraduate Diploma in HIV/Aids               PhD in Transport and Logistics Studies
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     keting offers students with an accept-          struments such as forwards, futures, op-           MICS                                     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3008                        Management                                   - Postgraduate Diploma, MPhil and
     able Bachelor’s degree (also from other         tions and interest rate swap contracts.                                                     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3007                        This programme is offered part-time            PhD in Maritime Studies
     fields than economic sciences) the op-          Fixed interest securities (bonds)*: Fo-        For more information                         E-mail: hhv@sun.ac.za                          online (via the Internet) and supple-
     portunity to specialise in marketing. It is     cuses on the different valuation tech-         Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2247                      Web site:                                      mented with interactive satellite broad-     The Postgraduate Diploma, a residen-
     a one-year, full-time programme, offer-         niques applicable to bonds, as well as         Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4637                      www.sun.ac.za/industrial_psychology/           casts. Students attend a compulsory          tially offered, one-year programme, is
     ing lectures in the evening.                    aspects to be considered when compil-          E-mail: econ@sun.ac.za                       Programme information is available on          summer school of one week in January.        equivalent to an honours programme
                                                     ing a portfolio of bonds.                      Web site: www.sun.ac.za/econ/                the web site                                   The programme consists of 6 modules of       and can be read full-time or part-time.
     Honours programmes                              Financial management*: Focuses on              Brochures available                          *On modules suitable for international         20 credits each. After completing the di-    The admission requirement is a bache-
     The Honours programmes in Business              such topics as fund flow analysis, finan-      *Medium of tuition is English and all        students, contact the Department or            ploma students with an average of at least   lor’s degree (no previous qualification in
     Management, Financial Analysis, Fi-             cial strategy and the investment deci-         programmes are suitable for interna-         the International Office                       60% can apply for the MPhil programme.       transport or logistics is required). After
     nancial Management, Marketing Man-              sion.                                          tional students                                                                               Applications close 31 October. Fur-        the Postgraduate Diploma, the MPhil
     agement, and Strategy and Innovation            International marketing*: Focuses on                                                        Industrial Psychology focuses on the           ther information and application forms       can be read in one year.
     are offered full-time. The programme in         topics such as the international market-       This Department was established in           optimal development and utilisation of         available at www.aidscentre.sun.ac.za.
     Financial Analysis prepares students for        ing environment, opportunity analysis          1920 and has a long tradition of re-         human resources in the work environ-           Enquiries: R Williams                            SCHOOL OF PUBLIC




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     the international qualification of Char-        and international marketing research,          search in macroeconomics, structural         ment. The Department – the first of its        Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3002 / 3006 / 2621            MANAGEMENT AND
     tered Financial Analyst (CFA) of the CFA        and the formulation of global marketing        economic issues, and economic policy         kind in South Africa – has developed a         E-mail: pdm@sun.ac.za                            PLANNING
     Institute. Lectures are during the day.         strategies.                                    formulation, implementation and as-          tradition of academic excellence and
     Examinations are taken in June and              International business*: Provides stu-         sessment in the context of a develop-        strives to present top quality graduates       MPhil in HIV/Aids Management                 For more information
     November. The programme includes                dents with the skills to analyse global        ing country.                                 to all sectors of the South African econ-      The MPhil programme is an online             See contact numbers under pro-
     an assignment to develop research and           business drivers, global strategic levers        The Department offers a full-time,         omy. The Department would like to see          (via the internet) teaching programme        grammes
     reporting skills in aid of decision making      and organisational factors and to cre-         taught Honours programme in Eco-             its graduates addressing the prevailing        supplemented with interactive satellite      Web site: www.sopmp.sun.ac.za
     regarding a business problem.                   ate decision-making alternatives.              nomics in which candidates choose            business-related people management             broadcasts. A limited number of stu-
                                                     Managing innovation and breakthrough           one of two broad options. Those who          issues in such a way that they will earn       dents are selected on the basis of their     The School is committed to communi-
     Master’s programme                              ideas*: Develops the tools to exploit          take the General Economics option            the trust, respect and appreciation of         academic performance. Students com-          ty-focused, nationally and internation-
     The Master’s programme in Business              breakthrough ideas and to strategically        gain a specialised knowledge of eco-         top management.                                plete 4 modules of 20 credits each and       ally competitive academic and profes-



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     sional teaching, research and service delivery in the fields of      Both above-mentioned programmes focus on the needs of                financial risk management and portfo-        area. Certain modules may be followed       by the Institute for Futures Research
     planning, public management, public policy analysis, devel-          persons working in a managerial capacity in the public sector.       lio theory, practical financial modelling,   at foreign business schools with which      in cooperation with the USB. The pro-
     opment and environmental management for the participative            After completing the Master’s programme, students can pro-           credit derivatives, stochastic financial     the USB has exchange agreements.            gramme, which runs for two years, is
     and equitable promotion of sustainable development.                  ceed to a doctoral research programme in Public Manage-              simulation and financial risk manage-        Learning outcomes are predetermined,        presented electronically by way of inter-
        Consisting of different components, each with a distinct          ment and Development Planning (part-time).                           ment programming.                            regardless which local or international     active telematic education.
     academic area of speciality, the School functions on both              Academic Certificate Programmes and short courses are                                                           lecturers are involved in teaching pro-
     the Stellenbosch Campus and Bellville Park Campus of the             also presented by way of lectures and interactive telematic          Consult our web site for further particu-    grammes, and emphasis is placed on          MPhil in Management Coaching
     University.                                                          teaching.                                                            lars on our postgraduate programmes          continuous growth and assessment of         This two-year Master’s programme for
        The taught postgraduate programmes in Public and De-              Contact: Tel +27 (0)21 918 4193; Fax: +27 (0)21 918 4123             in actuarial science, mathematical sta-      competencies                                aspirant professional coaches con-
     velopment Management are presented by way of lectures                E-mail: enquiry@sopmp.sun.ac.za                                      tistics and statistics.                                                                  sists of five one-week modules and a
     in one block presentation over seven days, complemented                                                                                                                                The MBA programme is presented in           research report. It is the only accred-




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     with interactive telematic broadcasts to locations spread over           DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS AND ACTUARIAL                               UNIVERSITY OF STELLEN-                   the formats set out below.                  ited MPhil in management coaching in




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     Southern Africa. The taught, modular, postgraduate pro-                  SCIENCE                                                              BOSCH BUSINESS SCHOOL                                                                South Africa.
     grammes in Sustainable Development Planning and Manage-                                                                                       (USB)                                    MBA (Full-time)*
     ment and Environmental Management comprise the atten-                For more information                                                                                              One year of lectures during the day; re-    PhD in Business Administration*
     dance of a block presentation of lectures and seminars over          Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3244                                              For more information                         search report in the 2nd year (English).    This two-year programme involves re-
     a period of two to three weeks at a time, complemented with          Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3830                                              Marie Willows                                                                            search culminating in a dissertation. A
     study and assignment completion at home.                             E-mail: tdewet@sun.ac.za                                             Tel: +27 (0)21 918 4243                      MBA (Part-time)                             limited number of bursaries are avail-
        The School has exchange agreements with universities in           Web site: www.sun.ac.za/statistics                                   E-mail: usbcom@usb.ac.za                     Two years of lectures in the evening; re-   able for full-time students.
     Argentina, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Ita-           *Programmes suitable for international students. Feel free to        Fax: +27 (0)21 918 4468                      search report in the 3rd year (English).
     ly, and the USA (Universities of Rutgers and Wyoming). Euro-         contact us about this.                                               Postal address: USB, PO Box 610,
     pean students often take semester modules at Stellenbosch                                                                                 Bellville 7535                               MBA (Modular)*
     for credits towards the completion of their degrees.                 Ten years before it was founded in 1946, this Department,            Web site: www.usb.ac.za                      Block lectures over a period of two and
                                                                          one of the oldest in the country, already presented statistics       Brochures available                          a half years (an orientation block and 10
     Postgraduate programmes at Stellenbosch Campus                       as a subject, mainly for students in the commercial sciences.        *Programmes suitable for international       blocks of 6 days each); research report
     • Public and development management                                  In this way we ended up in the Faculty of Economic and Man-          students                                     thereafter. Two programmes to choose
       - BCommHons or BAHons taught by way of lectures, with              agement Sciences. The number of environments needing tu-                                                          from (bilingual: English and Afrikaans;
         one contact session at the Bellville Park Campus and fur-        ition in statistics is increasing even more rapidly. In 1985 we      The University of Stellenbosch Business      or English).
         ther interactive telematic teaching in Stellenbosch or an-       also started offering actuarial science. Presently we house the      School (USB) is situated on the Univer-
         other centre.                                                    Centre for Statistical Consultation; proof that we are serious       sity’s Bellville Park Campus in Bellville,   Master’s in Development Finance*
       - MComm, MA by way of research, or taught with lectures            about active research.                                               Cape Town. It is one of the few man-         This Master’s programme runs over
         similar to the Honours programme.                                                                                                     agement schools outside Europe that          two years in modular format (with 4
       - PhD (part-time), research option only.                           Fields of study                                                      is accredited by the European Quality        lecture blocks of 2 weeks each in this
     Contact: Tel +27 (0)21 918 4193; Fax +27 (0)21 918 4123              Statistics (up to doctorate), mathematical statistics (up to         Improvement System (EQUIS) of the            period). Core modules include quanti-
     E-mail: enquiry@sopmp.sun.ac.za                                      doctorate), actuarial science (up to Master’s) and financial risk    European Foundation for Management           tative methods, microfinance, project
                                                                          management (up to doctorate). Listed below is a summary of           Development. The School’s MBA pro-           finance, corporate governance, political
     • Environmental management                                           the fields covered.                                                  gramme has also been accredited by           and economic dimensions of develop-
     MPhil focuses on management skills for sustainable devel-                                                                                 the Association of MBAs (AMBA) in            ment in Africa, and small-scale enter-
     opment, environmental issues, ethics, economics, law and             Statistics and mathematical statistics: Advanced statistical in-     the UK. The MBA programme received           prise development.
     management, as well as GIS. A research application is done.          ference, Bayes statistics, biostatistics, bootstrap and related      unconditional accreditation from the
     This full-time programme comprises four two-week blocks of           computer-intensive techniques, categorical data analysis,            quality committee of the SA Council          MPhil in Futures Studies*
     lectures on campus over two years. Tuition is in English.            consultation practice, data mining, experimental design, ex-         on Higher Education. The School is a         This Master’s programme is presented
     Contact: Tel +27 (0)21 808 2151; Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2085             treme value theory, large sample analysis, multidimensional          member of several international aca-
     E-mail: jjs3@sun.ac.za                                               scaling, multivariate statistical analysis, probability models       demic bodies, including the European
                                                                          and stochastic simulation, probability theory, non-parametric        Doctoral Programmes Association in
     • Sustainable Development Planning and Management                    techniques, sampling theory, S-PLUS and R programming,               Management and Business Adminis-
       - BPhil or MPhil (full-time or part-time) taught by way of lec-    statistical learning theory, statistical quality control, survival   tration (EDAMBA).
         tures over two to four years. The programme is presented         analysis, time series analysis.
         in collaboration with the Sustainability Institute. After com-   Actuarial science: The postgraduate programmes cover cer-            MBA
         pletion of the MPhil programme students can proceed to           tain of the later subjects of the Actuarial Society of South Af-     The recently re-designed MBA curricu-
         a research programme PhD in Public Management and                rica (and the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries in the UK). In      lum aims at developing students’ per-
         Development Planning (part-time) or a transdisciplinary          the Honours programme Financial Economics (A205), Actu-              sonal competencies, integrated think-
         PhD in Complexity and Sustainability Studies.                    arial Risk Management (A301), Communications (A302) and              ing and high-level leadership. Students
     Contact: Tel +27 (0)21 881 3952; Fax: +27 (0)21 881 3294             Modelling (A402) are covered. The Postgraduate Diploma               embark on an individualised interactive
     E-mail: trp@sun.ac.za                                                and Master’s programmes cover subjects on the Fellowship             journey which extends over the full du-
                                                                          level, with the Master’s programme also requiring the submis-        ration of the MBA study period and is
     Postgraduate programmes at Bellville Park Campus                     sion of an assignment/thesis. Successful students are able           designed to achieve optimal personal
     • Public and Development Management                                  to obtain exemptions (from the examinations of the actuarial         leadership development. After stu-
       - BHons in Public Administration taught by way of one con-         profession) for not only the Core Technical subjects, but also       dents have completed the core mod-
         tact session and further interactive telematic teaching.         for the subjects in the Core Principles and Fellowship Prin-         ules of the MBA programme, they may
       - Master in Public Administration by way of research or            ciples subjects.                                                     choose from a variety of elective mod-
         taught.                                                          Financial risk management: Financial mathematical statistics,        ules or specialise in a specific study



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                                                                                                                                                  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION POLICY                                 lenges are researched.
                                                                                                                                                  STUDIES                                                        Wellness in learning and teaching contexts: A critical inquiry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 is launched into the emotional and physical wellbeing of learn-
                                                                                                                                              Research focus                                                     ers and educators in an ever changing learning society.


                              i   Faculty Secretary: Mr JB de Beer • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4831 • Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3822                        Explore the dynamic field of contestation between the demo-        Therapeutic and learning support for children and
                                  E-mail: jbdb@sun.ac.za • Web site: www.sun.ac.za/education/                                                 cratic transformation of education and societal changes in         families with learning and developmental challenges:
                                                                                                                                              relation to education policy implementation. Educational           Support is provided both within the classroom context as well
                                                                                                                                              leadership and management constitute the focus of policy           as within the family or community context. Therapeutic and
                                                                                                                                              implementation.                                                    counselling strategies constitute this domain.
     The Faculty’s research programme focuses on relevant and             Computers in education: The topics of research in this                                                                                 Training of educational psychologists and school counsellors:
     strategically important themes in education and sport science        area include programme development, computer delivery               Main areas of research                                             Themes include the quality of counselling, trauma manage-
     in order to find solutions to educational, exercise and sport sci-   systems, authoring languages and the educational use of the         Democratic education and citizenship education: This               ment and collaborative consultation in communities as well
     ence matters of current concern and to promote the devel-            Internet.                                                           field incorporates the philosophical investigation of concepts     as teacher learning.
     opment of education and human movement science in South              Higher education: The research area encompasses an ex-              such as equal liberties, communitarianism, citizenship theory
     Africa. This research, which impacts on all of the teaching          ploration of higher education as a field of study, studies of       and their enriched implications for the transformation of edu-
     programmes, is concerned with local as well as international         elements of curricula, teaching, learning and assessment,           cation in schools and universities vis-à-vis the implementation
     needs. In the light of its strategic importance, the development     postgraduate supervision processes, and academic and pro-           of education policy.
     of human potential in a diverse community has been chosen as         fessional staff development.                                        Democratic transformation of education and education
     a central focus for applied research in the Faculty of Education.    Curriculum enquiry in social context (diversity in reli-            policy implementation: This focus area explores the impact
     Its four departments each have a complementary focus that            gion teaching and learning, human rights values and                 of globalisation on the interaction between transformative
     ties in with the broad research focus of the Faculty.                belief systems): In cooperation with universities abroad we         working environments, qualification frameworks and assess-
                                                                          do research on teaching and learning in diverse education           ment, as well as the interaction between educational, school
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         DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM STUDIES                                 environments. Specific research is being undertaken to ex-          leadership and management narratives.
                                                                          plore the impact of teaching a culture of human rights through      Education policy reform in urban context: By applying
     Research focus                                                       intercultural and interreligious dialogue across different social   the theoretical lenses of ‘policy renovation’ and ‘space’ to
     This Department’s research focus is the development of hu-           and cultural settings in South African schools.                     selected qualitative methodologies and ethnographic sites.
     man potential in a diverse society through curriculum studies        Geography and History teaching and learning: Research               What the curriculum activates in young people: A multi-
     that focus on curriculum theory, on curriculum management            focuses on aspects such as teaching for sustainability be-          dimensional exploration of the experiences within educational
     and policy, on the community and its environment, on lan-            tween people and the environment as well as between people          environments that help structure, shape or inform young peo-
     guage and communication, and on learning and teaching.               as individuals and people in group contexts; construction and       ple’s transitions into adult life.
                                                                          mediation of geographical and history knowledge through the         Shaping the indexed identity and re-imagining school-
     Main areas of research                                               use of enquiry skills and techniques as well as the effective       ing and its context.
     Curriculum Study: This includes curriculum theory and en-            meaning making of time-spatial information; use of formative        School leadership, governance, management and hu-
     quiry, curriculum perspectives on transformation, democrati-         assessment underpinned by productive pedagogies in order            man resource management.
     sation of the curriculum and the identification of problem ar-       to support quality teaching and learning.
     eas in curriculum implementation. The critical discussion of         Mentorship: The development of a mentorship system for                  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL




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     various approaches to teaching such as outcomes-based                the professional development of teaching students during                PSYCHOLOGY
     education by means of a variety of source materials and case         teaching practice.
     study evaluation, learning and the successful application of a                                                                           Research focus
     range of assessment strategies.                                                                                                          The research focus of the Department is aimed at the edu-
     Environmental education: This area encompasses re-                                                                                       cational psychological development of human potential and
     search on education and sustainability, on environmental                                                                                 wellness in schools and communities. The ultimate aim is to
     education and the Revised National Curriculum Statement,                                                                                 develop and implement appropriate, inclusive school- and
     professional development (before and in-service training), and                                                                           community-based educational psychological and specialised
     the development of life skills for sustainable lifestyles.                                                                               strategies. This will provide opportunities for optimal develop-
     Science education: Aspects such as misconceptions in                                                                                     ment and self-actualization.
     physics and science education, the role of language in sci-
     ence education and curriculum development in science edu-                                                                                Main areas of research
     cation are areas of study.                                                                                                               Implementation of inclusive education in different systems:
     Language education and language in education: This                                                                                       This area focuses on the development of support strategies
     area includes research on pre-school literacy education,                                                                                 within learning environments and communities. An established
     on children’s and juvenile literacy, on the development and                                                                              area is the inclusion of especially learners with disabilities.
     teaching of reading, listening, oral and writing skills, manag-                                                                          Assessment within the inclusive classroom: Within the
     ing multilingual learning, teaching a language in a multilingual                                                                         field of assessment, many facets of educational and psycho-
     context and language policy and planning.                                                                                                logical assessment are viewed in order to establish a holistic
     Mathematics education: Prominent topics of research in                                                                                   approach to assessment.
     this area are the psychology of Mathematics Education, the                                                                               Learning support to vulnerable student populations
     role of argumentation and articulation in the development of                                                                             such as youth and adults: This domain focuses on the
     learners’ comprehension of fractions, learning through com-                                                                              challenges of the non-formal learning environment that youth
     munication, teachers and formative assessment, graphic                                                                                   centres and adult basic education centres face to serve vul-
     calculators, and curriculum development in Mathematics                                                                                   nerable students. Educational support of vulnerable youth
     Education.                                                                                                                               and adults with learning, emotional and behavioural chal-



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         DEPARTMENT OF SPORT SCIENCE                                  Main areas of research
                                                                                                                                                facultyof
                                                                      The most important areas of research are exercise and sport
     Research focus                                                   physiology, motor learning, peak performance, sport and ex-
     The development of human potential in a diverse society          ercise psychology, kinanthropometry, sport injuries and reha-
     through the improvement of sporting performances, move-          bilitation, sport pedagogy, and sport history.


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     ment literacy, sport for persons with disabilities and health                                                                                    Faculty Secretary: Mr Minnaar Pienaar • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4835 • Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4576
     promotion.                                                                                                                                       E-mail: mop@sun.ac.za or Ms Tanya Ficker • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4203 • Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
                                                                                                                                                      E-mail: eng-postgrad@sun.ac.za • Web site: www.eng.sun.ac.za/
                                                                                                                                                      *All programmes are suitable for international students. A detailed research brochure is also available.
     PROGRAMMES AND QUALIFICATIONS

      QUALIFICATION                                        STRUCTURE / FIELDS OF STUDY                                                   The Faculty of Engineering is one of South Africa’s major pro-                        management, environmental water requirements, river hy-
                                                                                                                                         ducers of high-level engineers. Established in 1944, it cur-                          draulics, design of hydraulic structures, water services and
                                                           A professional qualification for persons with a bachelor’s degree with ap-
                         Postgraduate Certificate in                                                                                     rently has five engineering departments, namely Civil, Electri-                       water purification, as well as coastal and port engineering.
      PGCE                                                 propriate subjects, other than a BEd, who wish to become professional
                         Education                                                                                                       cal and Electronic, Industrial, Mechanical and Mechatronic,                             Coastal and port engineering is one of the postgraduate
                                                           educators.
                                                                                                                                         and Process.                                                                          specialisation topics in water engineering. This postgraduate
                                                           Six areas of specialisation:                                                    The Faculty is housed in a large building complex and has                           programme is presented both to full-time and part-time stu-
                                                           Curriculum Studies                                                            excellent teaching and research laboratories and an extensive                         dents. Presentation to part-time students is done by means
                                                           Community Education and Learning Support                                      support infrastructure. Its mission is to serve as a cost-effec-                      of both block courses and Internet-based tuition. Refer to the
                         Bachelor of Education with                                                                                      tive source of excellent technical proficiency and professional                       postgraduate brochure on our web site for more information.
      BEdHons*                                             Education Management
                         Honours                                                                                                         leadership through teaching, research and service to industry
                                                           Education Policy Studies
                                                           Educational Psychology                                                        and the community.                                                                    Transportation engineering, pavement engineering and
                                                           Language Education                                                              The Engineering Faculty has a long tradition of close coope-                        geotechnics: The topics for specialisation in transportation
                                                                                                                                         ration with industry. Both contract research and consultation                         engineering are intelligent and public transportation systems,
                                                           Specialisation in the area of either Biokinetics or Sport Science. In Sport   for industry are facilitated by various internal organisations.                       transportation safety, transportation planning and traffic engi-
      BHons in           Bachelor of Sport Science
                                                           Science there are two focus areas, namely Paediatric Sport Science and        These include the respective Centres for Renewable and                                neering. In pavement engineering, the topics for specialisa-
      Sport Science*     with Honours
                                                           High Performance Sport.                                                       Sustainable Energy Studies, for Civil Engineering, for Electri-                       tion are pavement materials, advanced asphalt and concrete
                                                                                                                                         cal and Electronic Engineering, and for Process Engineering,                          pavement design, pavement management systems, road
                                                           Research or taught programme in one of these areas:                           as well as the Institutes for Thermodynamics and Mechanics,                           pavement evaluation and rehabilitation design. In geotech-
      MEd*
                                                           Curriculum Studies                                                            and for Industrial Engineering.                                                       nics the engineering properties of soil, interaction between
      (Brochures
                         Master of Education               Education Policy Studies                                                        The Faculty and its various departments currently have                              soil and geotextiles, and the improvement of problem soils
      available on
                                                           Educational Support                                                           several overseas cooperation agreements in place enabling                             are investigated.
      request)
                                                           Educational Psychology (MEdPsych)                                             postgraduate students to do part of their postgraduate stud-
                                                                                                                                         ies and projects in a foreign country. More information regard-
      MPhil*                                                                                                                             ing these foreign partnerships is available from the various
      (Brochures                                           Lectured programme in one of these areas:                                     chairs of departments and the Vice-Dean: Research.
                         Master of Philosophy
      available on                                         Higher Education Education and Training for Lifelong Learning                   All students who do not have South African citizenship po-
      request)                                                                                                                           tentially have access to all the postgraduate programmes of-
                                                                                                                                         fered, provided that an official study permit is obtained and
                                                           Research programme in one of the following areas of specialisation:           that all the requirements of admission are met.
                                                           Sport and Exercise Physiology
                                                           Sport Psychology                                                              The medium of instruction on postgraduate level is English.
      M of Sport
                         Master of Sport Science           Motor Learning




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                                                           Sport History
                                                           Kinanthropometry
                                                           Adapted Sport                                                                 For more information
                                                                                                                                         Ms Amanda de Wet
                                                           Independent research producing a dissertation that can withstand inter-       Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4404
      PhD*               Doctor of Philosophy
                                                           national, intellectual scrutiny.                                              Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4947
                                                                                                                                         E-mail: amandadw@sun.ac.za
                                                           Sustained research for a continuous period in a particular field of Educa-    Web site: www.civeng.sun.ac.za/
      DEd*               Doctor of Education               tion in the form of a collection of published work that had been subjected    A detailed brochure is available.
                                                           to critical peer evaluation.
                                                                                                                                         Within the wider discipline of civil engineering the Department
                                                                                                                                         has a special focus on the areas of water resource devel-
                                                                                                                                         opment, transportation engineering, pavement engineering,
                                                                                                                                         structural engineering, reliability analysis, engineering man-
                                                                                                                                         agement and civil engineering informatics. The Department
                                                                                                                                         has at its disposal well-equipped laboratories for research in
                                                                                                                                         all fields of specialisation.

                                                                                                                                         Water and environmental engineering: The topics for
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     Structural engineering: The focus falls on steel construc-         Signal processing: The signal processing group focuses its           achieve this, industrial engineers apply their ability to coor-   Design and automation: Research is being done on the
     tion, reinforced concrete construction and structural behav-       research on pattern recognition techniques which may be ap-          dinate, integrate and optimise the inputs of other disciplines.   optimisation of computer-aided design and mechatronic sys-
     iour, development of cement-based construction materials,          plied, among other things, to the automatic processing of hu-        Engineering management includes fields like project manage-       tems. On postgraduate level particular attention is given to
     structural reliability and design code development, supported      man speech, and also to the development of digital radar and         ment, risk management, quality management, performance            machine vision and manufacturing applications of mecha-
     by computational and experimental mechanics.                       broadcasting systems. The emphasis is on the application             management and feasibility studies.                               tronics.
                                                                        of statistical decision making to the processing of informa-           Research is mainly coordinated and managed by the De-
     Civil engineering informatics: The focus is on fundamen-           tion from sensors and automatic interpretation of real world         partment’s Institute of Industrial Engineering (IBi). This in-    Granular flow modelling: Important work is being done on
     tal methods, models and processes of civil engineering, as         data. The group largely makes use of Linux-based computer            cludes the Global Competitiveness Centre (GCC), the Cen-          the optimisation of dragline buckets and particle dampers.
     well as information technology. This provides the basis for the    networks available for the development of software as well as        tre for Advanced Manufacturing (SENROB) and the Unit for          Software for modelling granular flow is also developed in the
     systematic mapping of problems to the computer in such a           the design of signal processing hardware.                            Systems Modelling and Analysis (USMA). The Centres are            group.
     way that the potential of information technology can be fully                                                                           mainly supported by the Technology and Human Resources




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     exploited.                                                             DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING                             in Industry Programme (THRIP), the National Research Foun-        The Department offers a master’s programme and also indi-
                                                                                                                                             dation (NRF) and the Advanced Manufacturing Technology            vidual modules for part-time students. This is aimed at prac-
     Engineering management: The research in this area focus-           For more information                                                 Strategy (AMTS). Research partners include a branch of the        tising engineers who are keen to expand their capabilities
     es on project and facilities management, project economics         Ms Amelia Henning                                                    Fraunhofer Institute, overseas universities and a number of       without interrupting their work.
     and finance, construction and engineering law, as well as risk     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4240                                              foreign companies.
     management in construction.                                        Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4245




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         DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND ELEC-                             Web site: www.ie.sun.ac.za/                                              TRONIC ENGINEERING
         TRONIC ENGINEERING
                                                                        The overall aim of the Department’s research is to promote           For more information
     For more information                                               the global competitiveness of national enterprises and indus-        Ms Welma Liebenberg
     The Postgraduate Officer                                           tries by concentrating on five activity areas.                       Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4095
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4481 / 4936 / 4478                                                                                                   Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4958
     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4981                                            Strategic industrial engineering: This area covers the en-           E-mail: meganies@sun.ac.za
     E-mail: ee-postgrad@sun.ac.za                                      gineering of enterprises as a whole. In order to achieve this,       Web site: www.mecheng.sun.ac.za/
     Web site: courses.ee.sun.ac.za/Nagraads                            industrial engineers apply their ability to analyse enterprises,
                                                                        design them, implement them and operate them. Strategic              The main areas of research are as follows:-
     The Department has four main areas of research.                    industrial engineering includes fields like enterprise engineer-
                                                                        ing, knowledge and information management, financial man-            Renewable energy: Postgraduate training and research in
     Computer and control systems: This group specialises               agement and technology management.                                   the broad field of renewable and sustainable energy studies
     in control, automation and system identification for a variety                                                                          is conducted in cooperation with various other academic de-
     of platforms: e.g. underwater vehicles, unmanned aerial ve-        Operational industrial engineering: Here the focus is on             partments in the University. Our research focuses on solar
     hicles (UAVs), airships and satellites. The group’s research ac-   the engineering of the operational processes of an enterprise.       and wave energy where, in particular, the thermodynamic and
     tivities take place in the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ESL),    In order to achieve this, industrial engineers apply their ability   fluid mechanic problems are investigated.
     the birthplace of SUNSAT, South Africa’s first satellite. Real-    to analyse technical and non-technical processes, to rede-
     time computer applications and FPGA-based architectures            sign them, implement them and operate them. Operational              Heat transfer and thermodynamics: The research here is
     are generally used. Other research topics include biomedical       industrial engineering includes fields like value engineering,       done on heat transfer, heat exchangers, cooling towers, two-
     electronics and process control.                                   business process redesign, quality improvement, continuous           phase flow and sustainable energy systems, as well as inter-
                                                                        improvement, facilities planning and ergonomics.                     nal combustion engines. The Department is a world leader
     Electrical energy: The research focuses on electric energy                                                                              in air-cooled heat exchangers and cooling towers, a field in
     conversion and control in renewable energy and power sys-          Systems engineering: This is the application of statistical          which it boasts an A Category researcher (as rated by the
     tems. Internationally recognised research is done on inter alia    and modelling techniques to support decision making. In or-          National Research Foundation).
     multi-level power electronic converters, permanent magnetic        der to achieve this, industrial engineers apply their ability to
     electrical machines, high-voltage insulators, power system         model problems systematically, use scientific techniques, de-        Fluid mechanics, including computational fluid me-
     dynamics and parameter estimation, with applications in for        termine optima and forecast the effect of changes. Systems           chanics, turbomachinery and marine engineering: The
     example wind and wave energy, free-piston Stirling engines,        engineering includes fields like theory of constraints, system       Department is also involved in modelling the dispersion and
     electrical vehicles and energy efficiency.                         dynamics, simulation modelling, operations research, reliabil-       accumulation of atmospheric particles.
                                                                        ity modelling, analytical decision-making models, sensitivity
     Electronics and electromagnetics: The work on super-               analyses and forecasting.                                            Structural mechanics and optimisation: The research
     conductor devices, electromagnetic interference, filters and                                                                            here focuses on solid mechanics, composite materials and
     nonlinear circuits has an overall focus on high-frequency ap-      Applied industrial engineering: In this area, the applica-           structural dynamics and vibrations, including both machine
     plications. A sophisticated near-field antenna laboratory, sup-    tion of industrial engineering in specific industries is covered.    and human response. Optimisation methods that can be ap-
     ported by appropriate instrumentation and massive comput-          In order to achieve this, industrial engineers apply their ability   plied over a wide spectrum of areas are developed, but with
     ing power, provides the infrastructure for work in the areas       to specialise in specific industries like primary and second-        a particular focus on structures.
     of computational electromagnetics and antennas, and enjoys         ary manufacturing, technology, finance and services. Applied
     widespread recognition. Several members of the group are           industrial engineering includes fields like manufacturing pro-       Biomedical engineering: Mechatronics and biomechanics
     actively engaged in the design and building of the antenna,        cesses, manufacturing systems, robotics, logistics, electron-        are used in various applications, including telemedicine, diag-
     feed structure and RF interference minimisation policy for         ics, metallurgy, medical technology and services.                    nostic aids and implants.
     South Africa’s Square Kilometre Array bid. Together with the
     SUNSAT group, this forms the largest RF and microwave              Engineering management: This area covers the man-                    Materials science: Research areas are fibre-reinforced
     academic team in South Africa.                                     agement of technical enterprises or processes. In order to           composites and powder metallurgy.



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          DEPARTMENT OF PROCESS ENGINEERING                                           Microwave processing of materials: Research here focus-
                                                                                      es primarily on the design of microwave applicators for indus-
     For more information                                                             trial chemical processes. Current projects include microwave
     Ms Lynette Bresler                                                               treatment of ores and minerals and the decontamination of
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4485                                                          drill cuttings. Much of the work involves collaboration with in-


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     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2059                                                          ternational partners.                                                             Postgraduate Office • Room 5007 Teaching Building • Faculty of Health Sciences
     E-mail: lbresler@sun.ac.za                                                                                                                                         PO Box 19063 • TYGERBERG 7505 • Tel: +27 (0)21 938 9056 • Fax: +27 (0)21 931 3352
     Web site: www.chemeng.sun.ac.za/                                                 Minerals and extractive metallurgy: In the area of hy-                            Web site: www.sun.ac.za/healthpostgrad
                                                                                                                                                                        See also Calendar Part 12, Health Sciences: www.sun.ac.za/university/jaarboek/indeks.htm
     A detailed research brochure is available.                                       drometallurgy research focuses on the understanding of
                                                                                      leaching with particular application to uranium-bearing gold




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     This Department, with its very strong focus on research,                         ores and PGM ores, as well as the development of process             As a leader in the field of health sciences the Faculty of Health         POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS (PDs)
     plays a leading role in upgrading and improving chemical                         models. Other research projects investigate the use of on-line       Sciences (FHS) nurtures a student-centred learning culture in
     and metallurgical processes in industry by developing and                        analysers to aid in process monitoring on hydrometallurgical         which independent professionals can develop further and in            Some of these programmes and/or specific modules are pre-
     applying modern information systems technology. Often this                       plants. In the area of mineral processing studies are focused        which new knowledge relevant to Africa can be generated by            sented by means of interactive telematic education technol-
     is achieved by collaborating with other local and foreign re-                    on the effect of certain operating conditions and pre-treat-         means of research. The FHS also benefits the broader com-             ogy (ITE; see page 10).
     search institutions. The main areas of research are:-                            ment regimes on the efficiency of flotation in the PGM indus-        munity through our participation and service.
                                                                                      try. Pyrometallurgical investigations cover the high tempera-           The FHS is situated on the Tygerberg Campus of Stellen-            - PD in Occupational Medicine
     Bioprocess engineering: The particular focus is on the                           ture thermodynamics of metallurgical furnaces, as well as the        bosch University, close to the Tygerberg Academic Hospital.           - PD in Family Medicine (ITE) (coursework over two years;
     application of chemical engineering principles to the de-                        complex multiphase fluid dynamics and electromagnetics of            The Campus is close to public transport facilities and within           contact sessions)
     velopment and optimisation of bioprocesses. Examples of                          furnaces and ladles. Metal accounting is also an important           easy reach of the main campus at Stellenbosch (40 minutes by          - PD in Infection Control (coursework over 2 to 4 years; con-
     bioprocesses include the production of valuable chemicals,                       area of research.                                                    car), the University of Stellenbosch Business School (10 min-           tact sessions, research and self-study assignments, project
     enzymes and proteins, including subunit vaccines. A major                                                                                             utes), Cape Town (20 minutes) and Cape Town International               and assessment)
     focus is the development of production organisms together                        Reactive systems: Core areas of chemical engineering ex-             Airport (15 minutes).                                                 - PD in Nursing (Clinical Programmes) (fields of study: criti-
     with elucidation of process strategies for the enhancement                       pertise are integrated and projects cover all aspects of reac-          Tygerberg Campus has excellent facilities for postgraduate           cal care nursing, advanced midwifery and neonatology,
     of the organism’s performance and optimisation of product                        tor technology, chemical reaction kinetics, thermochemistry,         students. These include laboratories, a library, a computer cen-        operating room nursing, primary health care nursing and
     accumulation.                                                                    thermal separation, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics.              tre, a skills laboratory, five student residences, sports fields,       advanced psychiatric nursing)
                                                                                                                                                           accommodation for international students and a students’              - PD in Nursing (Non-Clinical Programmes) (fields of study:
     Energy and environmental engineering: The main focus                             Separation technology: Experimental and fundamental                  centre. The students’ centre consists of a cafeteria, an aca-           nursing education and nursing management)
     is on the production of fuels and chemicals from renewable                       work focuses on distillation, membrane technology, super-            demic bookshop and a well-equipped gymnasium, as well as
     biomass. Biological and thermo-chemical process technolo-                        critical extraction, thermodynamics and absorption. In distil-       the fully-equipped self-catering Mankadan Lodge for visitors.             BSc IN MEDICAL SCIENCES WITH HONOURS




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     gies are used to convert lignocellulose into valuable products,                  lation the work includes the characterisation of packing mate-          In addition, the nearby head office of the Medical Research            (BScMedScHons)
     to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and capture economic                        rial and trays, understanding the hydrodynamics in distillation      Council (MRC), through its excellent infrastructure, lends fur-
     opportunities in the reduction of carbon emissions. The work                     columns, practical distillation work and modelling. Membrane         ther support to postgraduate students. The FHS hosts several          This structured programme may be followed full-time over
     is tailored to industrial needs, to ensure commercial applica-                   technology research has two main thrusts: catalytic mem-             MRC-supported and other research and training units, such             one year or part-time over two years and offers the following
     tion of the technologies developed.                                              brane technology and the use of membranes for water treat-           as the Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Unit on         fields of study: biochemistry, epidemiology, pharmacology,
                                                                                      ment. Work on supercritical extraction aims at developing            Anxiety and Stress-related Disorders, the Perinatal Mortality         physiology, hyperbaric medicine, nuclear medicine, human
     Intelligent process systems: Development is mainly con-                          new super-critical extraction processes. In thermodynam-             Research Unit, and the Brain Imaging Centre. Centres that fo-         genetics (clinical), human genetics (laboratory), microbiology,
     cerned with smart sensors, process modelling, simulation,                        ics the main focus is on the measurement of high pressure            cus on specific areas include the Nutrition Information Centre,       morphological sciences, underwater medicine, pathology, re-
     control and optimisation, analysis and modelling of complex                      multicomponent phase equilibria in the supercritical regime,         the Centre for Rehabilitation Studies, the Centre for Infectious      productive biology (clinical), reproductive biology (biochemis-
     nonlinear systems, data mining and statistical modelling.                        solubility measurements in supercritical fluids and thermody-        Diseases, the Poison Information Centre, the Centre for Hu-           try) (see ITE, page 10) and medical virology.
     These systems are mostly applied in the mining and chemical                      namic modelling of complex systems. In absorption the main           man Genetics Research and Education (GENRED) and the
     process industries.                                                              objective is CO2 sequestration.                                      Desmond Tutu TB Centre. The Centre for Health Sciences
                                                                                                                                                           Education offers courses and research that cultivate leadership
                                                                                                                                                           and innovation in the scholarship of teaching and learning in
                                                                                                                                                           health sciences in the country.
     PROGRAMMES AND QUALIFICATIONS
     *All programmes are suitable for international students.                                                                                                 The annual research output of the FHS consists of more than
                                                                                                                                                           300 published scientific articles in reputable journals and more
       QUALIFICATION                                            BRANCHES OFFERED                                                                           than 600 scientific papers, abstracts and posters at congress-
                                                                                                                                                           es and other scientific meetings in South Africa and abroad.
       PDE            Postgraduate Diploma in
                                                                Civil, industrial and process engineering.                                                 We also deliver 80 master’s and 15 doctoral candidates on
                      Engineering
                                                                                                                                                           average a year.
                                                                A taught programme (minimum 180 credits) in engineering with a project (minimum               The Faculty has a Postgraduate Office which provides an ef-
                                                                60 credits) in which the emphasis is on the advanced application of engineering            ficient one-stop service to all postgraduate students. Current
       MEng           Master of Engineering
                                                                sciences in design. Fields of study: civil, industrial and process engineering, and        and prospective postgraduate students can come here for in-
                                                                engineering management.                                                                    formation, assistance and skills development.
                                                                                                                                                              A wide variety of training opportunities from all health-related
                                                                Research-focused programme (240 credits). The programme comprises either a                 disciplines are presented on Tygerberg Campus and the sur-
                                                                research project (maximum 100%), or a research project (minimum 160 credits) to-           rounding training platform in the Western Cape.
       MScEng         Master of Science in Engi-
                                                                gether with a number of prescribed modules (maximum 80 credits) that develops
                      neering
                                                                the student’s design skills. Fields of study: civil, industrial and process engineering,
                                                                and engineering management.
       PhD            Doctor of Philosophy                      Research and writing of dissertation. All engineering branches.

       DEng           Doctor of Engineering                     Research and publications. All engineering branches.
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         MASTER OF MEDICINE (MMed)                                          MSc IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (MScMedSc)

     MMed programmes are offered in all the recognised speci-           The MScMedSc may be followed full-time over one year or
     alities of medicine in South Africa. These programmes are          part-time over two years. Depending on candidates’ scientific
     structured to meet the Health Professions Council of South         experience, programmes are structured as coursework plus


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     Africa’s requirements for specialisation and extend over a pe-     a research assignment or as a research project plus a the-                     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3780 • Fax: +27 (0)21 886 6235 • Web site: www.sun.ac.za/law
     riod of four to five years. Candidates must be incumbents          sis. The following subjects are offered: clinical epidemiology,                *Fields of study suitable for international students
     of registered training posts. The following fields of study are    epidemiology, pathology, histology, pharmacology, medical
     offered: general surgery, anaesthesiology, occupational medi-      biochemistry, medical physics, medical physiology, medical
     cine, dermatology, community health, family medicine (see          microbiology, medical virology, hyperbaric medicine, nuclear
     ITE, page 10), internal medicine, nuclear medicine, medical        medicine, human genetics, neurosciences, underwater medi-         Situated on the corner of Victoria Street and Ryneveld Street,       by the Faculty of Law. For more information visit: www.sarcpl.
     genetics, neurosurgery, neurology, ophthalmology, emergen-         cine, rehabilitation, reproductive biology and cytopathology      the Old Main Building hosts the Stellenbosch Faculty of Law.         sun.ac.za/.
     cy medicine, otorhinolaryngology, orthopaedics, anatomical         (see ITE, page 10).                                               The Faculty of Law has a long and proud tradition of excellence      For fields of specialisation and research in the various depart-
     pathology, chemical pathology, forensic pathology, haemato-                                                                          in teaching, equipping students not only as legal practitioners,     ments, see below.




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     logical pathology, clinical pathology, microbiological pathol-         MASTER’S PROGRAMMES                                           but also as jurists.




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     ogy, virological pathology, paediatrics and child health, pae-                                                                         The Faculty was founded in 1921, has established deep                  DEPARTMENT OF MERCANTILE LAW
     diatric surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, psychiatry,   The following structured master’s programmes with a re-           roots in the South African society and has contributed to the
     radiological diagnosis, radiation oncology, thoracic surgery,      search assignment may be followed part-time over two to           development of the country’s legal system. The Faculty offers a      Corporate law: Partnerships, close corporations, company
     urology, obstetrics and gynaecology.                               four years:                                                       postgraduate two-year LLB programme for students who have            law.
                                                                        - M of Nutrition (see ITE, page 10)                               completed the BA (Law) or BComm (with Law subjects) pro-             Intellectual property: Trademarks, copyright, parallel im-
                                                                        - Master of Speech Pathology                                      grammes. A postgraduate three-year LLB programme is offered          portation.
                                                                        - Master of Audiology                                             for graduates with non-law degrees. The Faculty initially con-       International trade law: Instruments of payment, interna-
                                                                        - Master of Occupational Therapy                                  centrated on LLB degrees, but the LLM degree (by thesis) was         tional commercial arbitration, international contract of sale,
                                                                        - Master of Nursing                                               awarded for the first time in 1976 to two students. The taught       the law regulating the transport of goods, public law aspects
                                                                        - MSc in Physiotherapy                                            LLM programme was first presented in 1994 and the Faculty            of international trade.
                                                                        - MPhil in Addiction Psychiatry                                   introduced a Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law in 1999.                Other fields: Law of insolvency, insurance law, law of taxa-
                                                                        - MPhil in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry                                                                                             tion, labour law, competition law, banking law and information
                                                                        - MPhil in Communicable Diseases                                  LLM (taught programme)*                                              technology law.
                                                                        - MPhil in Community Mental Health                                The purpose of this programme is not only to enable law grad-
                                                                        - MPhil in Health Sciences Education                              uates to specialise, but also to afford them an opportunity to
                                                                        - MPhil in Neuropsychiatry (Clinical Neuropsychiatry)             concentrate on current issues brought to the fore by societal
                                                                        - MPhil in Neuropsychiatry (Old Age Psychiatry)                   transition as well as constitutional and other recent develop-
                                                                        - MPhil in Neuropsychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine)               ments. This LLM degree is awarded on the successful comple-
                                                                        - MPhil in Rehabilitation                                         tion of four taught modules and a study project of between
                                                                                                                                          10 000 – 15 000 words on an approved topic. A wide variety
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                                                                            DOCTORATES                                                    of modules is offered: advanced company law, competition
                                                                                                                                          law, employment discrimination, employment rights, corporate
                                                                        The Faculty offers doctoral programmes in most health sci-        acquisitions, international tax law, information technology law,
                                                                        ences and medical specialities. These doctoral programmes         intellectual property law, international business transactions,
                                                                        entail comprehensive research and require the submission of       international commercial arbitration, public law aspects of in-
                                                                        a dissertation after a minimum period of study of two years.      ternational trade, comparative private law, international law
                                                                        In addition, a doctorate in Health Sciences may be obtained       and children’s rights, law of trusts, comparative apartment
                                                                        partly based on published scientific articles. Experienced re-    ownership, legal medicine, selected issues in labour and social
                                                                        searchers already holding a doctorate may be admitted to          security law, advanced South African human rights law and
                                                                        the DSc degree. The dissertation for such a senior doctorate      international criminal law.
                                                                        must offer a sustained treatment of its topic on the basis of     Faculty prospectus available at contact numbers above.
                                                                        the candidate’s published research. More details on doctor-
                                                                        ates are included in the Faculty guideline document on doc-       Postgraduate Diploma in the Law of Taxation
                                                                        toral studies, which can be obtained from the Postgraduate        This programme is offered part-time over a period of two years.
                                                                        Office.                                                           The curriculum includes: basic principles of income tax law,
                                                                                                                                          letter of objection, notice of appeal, advanced income tax law,
                                                                                                                                          legal aspects pertaining to donations tax, legal aspects pertain-
                                                                                                                                          ing to value added tax, legal aspects pertaining to transfer duty,
                                                                                                                                          stamp duty and other taxes. Although this diploma course is
                                                                                                                                          primarily taught in Afrikaans, one module dealing with the fiscal
                                                                                                                                          implications of international trade will be offered in English.
                                                                                                                                          Brochure available at contact numbers above.

                                                                                                                                          Research
                                                                                                                                          Research has always played an extremely important role at the
                                                                                                                                          Faculty, as is also apparent from its positive research output.
                                                                                                                                          The South African research chair in property law is also housed



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         DEPARTMENT OF PRIVATE LAW                                            DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC LAW

     Law of obligations: Law of contract, session, undue enrich-         Criminal law: Criminal law, international criminal law and law
     ment, estoppel and delict.                                          of criminal procedure.
     Family law and law of persons: Children’s rights, legal im-         Constitutional law: Constitutional interpretation, human


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     plications of cohabitation, surrogate motherhood and artificial     rights and constitutional law.                                                 Faculty Administrator • Tel: +27 (0)22 702 3017 • Fax: +27 (0)22 702 3050
     insemination.                                                       Other fields: Administrative law, legal philosophy, medicine                   E-mail: Jeannie@ma2.sun.ac.za • Web site: www.sun.ac.za/mil/
     Property law: Property law, law of things, land reform, sec-        and the law, and law of evidence.
     tional titles, share block schemes, statutory property law, law
     of succession and law of trusts.
     Indigenous law.                                                                                                                       The Faculty of Military Science is based at Saldanha, on the         The Faculty is made up of five academic schools. In two of
     International private law.                                                                                                            West Coast of South Africa, where it is housed in the South Af-      these schools, the focus of programmes is technology-related;
                                                                                                                                           rican Military Academy. The institution offers training for mem-     in two others, the focus is management-oriented. In the fifth
      QUALIFICATION                                          BRANCHES OFFERED                                                              bers of the Department of Defence at both the undergraduate          school the focus is on security and on Africa-related studies.
                                                                                                                                           and postgraduate levels. The Military Academy’s resources for        Our modular programmes are offered by means of three to six
                          Postgraduate Diploma in            Taught, part-time. Law of taxation: including income tax, VAT, estate         education and training are state-of-the-art. It also offers modern   blocks of lectures lasting 10 working days each.
      PDTL
                          Taxation Law                       duty.                                                                         recreational facilities and accommodation of a good quality.
                                                                                                                                             The Faculty works closely with the South African National De-
      LLB (two-year
                                                                                                                                           fence Force (SANDF) to meet what the latter spells out as its
      and three-year      Bachelor of Laws                   Taught, full-time. All fields of law.
                                                                                                                                           needs in terms of higher education.
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      LLM                 Master of Laws                     Taught, residential with specialisation in various fields of the law.             PROGRAMMES AND QUALIFICATIONS

      LLM                 Master of Laws                     Research-based (thesis). All branches of law.                                  HONOURS PROGRAMMES                                                  STRUCTURE
      LLD                 Doctor of Laws                     Research-based. All branches of law.
                                                                                                                                            BMilHons in Industrial Psychology                                   Modular over two years.
                                                                                                                                            BMilHons in Military Geography                                      Modular over two years.
                                                                                                                                            BMilHons in Military History                                        One year full-time or two years part-time.
                                                                                                                                            BMilHons in Military Strategy                                       One year full-time or two years part-time.
                                                                                                                                            BMilHons in Organisation and Resource Management                    Modular over two years.
                                                                                                                                            BMilHons in Public and Development Management                       One year full-time or two years part-time.
                                                                                                                                            BMilHons in Security and Africa Studies                             One year full-time or two years part-time.
                                                                                                                                            BMilHons in Technology                                              Modular over two years.
                                                                                                                                            MASTER’S PROGRAMMES                                                 STRUCTURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                With a BMilHons –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                One year full-time or two years part-time.
                                                                                                                                            MMil in Military History
                                                                                                                                                                                                                With a BMil –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two years full-time or four years part-time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                With a BMilHons –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                One year full-time or two years part-time.
                                                                                                                                            MMil in Military Strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                With a BMil –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two years full-time or four years part-time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                With a BMilHons – Modular over two years.
                                                                                                                                            MMil in Organisation and Resource Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                With a BMil – Modular over four years.
                                                                                                                                            MMil in Technology                                                  One year full-time or two years part-time.
                                                                                                                                            MMil in Security and Africa Studies                                 One year full-time or two years part-time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Option A: Thesis; two years part-time.
                                                                                                                                            MMil in Military Geography
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Option B: Modular over two years.
                                                                                                                                            MPhil in Security Management                                        Modular over two years.




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                                      Science                                                                                                     research, behavioural ecology of ver-
                                                                                                                                                  tebrates, Cape flora, climate change,
                                                                                                                                                  community ecology, economic botany,
                                                                                                                                                  conservation genetics and biogeogra-
                                                                                                                                                                                              Physical chemistry: Research is fo-
                                                                                                                                                                                              cused on the use and application of
                                                                                                                                                                                              computational techniques to study the
                                                                                                                                                                                              structure and properties of isolated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Staff in the Department provide valu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            able support and commonly have re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            search funding and bursaries available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            for postgraduate students. The post-


                               i    Faculty Secretary: Mr Bevin Abels • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4832 • E-mail: ScienceAdmin@sun.ac.za                  phy, ecotoxicology, ecotoxicogenom-         molecules, crystalline systems, and           graduate population of the Department
                                    Web site: www.sun.ac.za/science • See also Calendar, Part 5 *Programmes suitable for international students   ics, endocrine disruption, evolution-       chemical reactions with high-level com-       is cosmopolitan and, in recent years,
                                                                                                                                                  ary genomics of animals, evolutionary       putational mode.                              we have attracted students from Ger-
                                                                                                                                                  physiology of animals, fynbos ecology                                                     many, Namibia, the UK, Zimbabwe,
                                                                                                                                                  and genomics, herpetology, indigenous       Organic chemistry: Work focus on              France, Japan and Gabon.
     Over the past decade the Faculty of Science - with its rich tradition   and studies are supported by very modern equipment and highly        plant use and medicinal plants, insect      synthesis, particularly the preparation
     dating back to the earliest days of Stellenbosch University - has       trained and experienced staff. The principal areas of research are   behaviour and physiology, ecophysiol-       of functional ligands for the develop-
     undergone dynamic changes to transform itself into a national and       highlighted under the departments further on.                        ogy, invasion biology, macroecology,        ment of new selective catalysts for use
     international role player in basic and applied research.                  Some of our programmes may include subjects from                   molecular zoology, palaeontology, plant     in synthetic organic chemistry.
       Our number of postgraduate students has also grown con-               departments in other faculties. Should you wish to un-               animal interactions, plant biodiversity,
     siderably and the research outputs achieved by our academics            dertake postgraduate studies in such a subject, please               plant biochemistry, plant biotechnology,    Polymer and textile science: As the
     and postgraduates have more than doubled. Furthermore we are            consult the relevant department for more informa-                    plant ecology, plant ecophysiology, plant   only chemistry department in the coun-
     proud to be in a healthy financial position thanks to the support of    tion. The reference numbers of those departments are                 physiology and photosynthesis, plant        try with an in-depth focus on polymer
     the private and industrial sectors.                                     shown in the table below.                                            functional genomics, plant mycorrhiza       science, the University is uniquely po-
       The eight departments of the Faculty are housed in a number                                                                                – fungi, plant systematic and phylogeny,    sitioned to do high-quality research
     of buildings on the main campus, where postgraduate research                                                                                 stress ecology and vertebrate functional    in amongst others analytical polymer
                                                                                                                                                  biology.                                    chemistry, polymerisation methodology
     POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES                                                                                                                                                                  and polymer fibres (smart or functional
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      QUALIFICATION                    FIELDS OF STUDY
                                                                                                                                                      TRY AND POLYMER SCIENCE                 development of membrane technology
                                       Animal Physiology (see Dept. 3), Applied Mathematics (see dept. 57), Biochemistry, Botany, Chem-                                                       for the treatment of water. Research ar-
                                       istry, Computer Science (see dept. 57), Entomology (see dept. 4), Genetics (see dept. 7), Geoin-           For more information                        eas include new polymers (free radical
                                       formatics (see dept. 18), Geology/Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics (see dept.          Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2344                     polymerisation and coatings; structural
      BScHons                                                                                                                                     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3342                     properties of polyolefins; advanced
                                       36), Microbiology, Nematology (see dept. 4), Operations Research (see dept. 34), Physical and
                                       Mathematical Analysis, Physics, Physiological Sciences, Plant Biotechnology (see dept. 7), Polymer         E-mail: hod@sun.ac.za                       macromolecular architectures); poly-
                                       Science, Psychology (see dept. 26), Wine Biotechnology (see dept. 11), Zoology.                            Web site: www.sun.ac.za/chemistry           mer characterisation; electrospinning
                                                                                                                                                                                              and nanofibre yarns; membranes and
                                       All fields of study mentioned under BScHons PLUS:                                                          - BScHons, MSc and PhD in Chemistry*        process development.
      MSc                                                                                                                                         - BScHons, MSc and PhD in Polymer
                                       Botany, Systematics and Biodiversity, Geography, Environmental Studies and Zoology.
                                                                                                                                                    Science*                                  Supramolecular chemistry and
                                                                                                                                                                                              materials: The focus of groups in this
      MPhil                            Exercise Science.                                                                                                                                      research area is to design, synthesise
                                                                                                                                                  Three research chairs have been
                                                                                                                                                  awarded to the Department in recent         and characterise new functional mate-
      PhD                              All fields of study mentioned under MSc and MPhil can lead to doctoral studies.
                                                                                                                                                  years – in nanostructured functional        rials, particularly porous materials that
                                                                                                                                                  materials, advanced macromolecular          can be used for gas sorption with ap-
         DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHE-                        dependent enzyme systems and other            - MSc and PhD in Botany*                      architectures, and polymer characteri-      plication in gas storage and separation.
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         MISTRY                                       steroid binding proteins, as well as on eu-   - MSc and PhD in Zoology*                     sation, respectively.                       While there is a strong emphasis on
                                                      karyotic signal transfer and gene expres-                                                     The research initiatives of our re-       application, such new materials often
     For more information                             sion, are studied on a fundamental level.     The Department teaches and conducts           searchers, some of whom are inter-          provide interesting insights and lead
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 5862                          (3) Molecular genetic methods are used        research at postgraduate level in a va-       national leaders in their fields, cover a   into other areas of chemistry.
     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 5863                          to elucidate the phylogenetics of plants.     riety of internationally competitive re-      range of research areas and topics:
     E-mail: lle@sun.ac.za                            (4) Applied research is done on antimi-       search programmes. It is also home to                                                         DEPARTMENT OF EARTH




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     Web site: www.sun.ac.za/biochem/                 crobial peptides, malaria, plant hormones     the DWT/NRF Centre of Excellence for          Analytical chemistry: State-of-the-art          SCIENCES
                                                      and plant resistance, and to develop          Invasive Biology (CIB).                       instrumental techniques are used and
     - BScHons, MSc and PhD in Biochemistry*          membrane affinity separation systems for        Postgraduate programmes are re-             new methods are developed to anal-          For more information
                                                      use in industrial effluent treatment.         search-based with a thesis or disserta-       yse components in complex mixtures,         Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3159
     The Department does internationally                                                            tion. For the MSc 80% of the marks is         such as South African wines. Research       Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3129
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     competitive research and our postgrad-                DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY                     allocated for the thesis and 20% for a        topics include separation science and       E-mail: jclemens@sun.ac.za
     uate programmes focus specifically on                 AND ZOOLOGY                              public defence. After successful exami-       semiochemistry.                             Web site: www.sun.ac.za/earthSci
     research in the fields below.                                                                  nation of the PhD dissertation a public                                                   The South African geological record is
                                                      For more information                          defence is expected. It is also expected      Inorganic and organometallic chem-          superb and unique, providing a world-
     (1) In systems biology and bioinformat-          Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3236                       from PhD students to submit at least          istry: Research initiatives focus on ap-    class natural laboratory for those inter-
     ics the theory of control analysis is in-        Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2405                       one manuscript, ready for submission          plications in local industry and medicine   ested in research in the earth sciences.
     tegrated with computer simulation and            E-mail: lwillems@sun.ac.za                    for publication in an accredited scientific   and include the development of new          The rapidly growing concern with envi-
     experiment and applied to prokaryotic            Web site: www.sun.ac.za/botzoo                journal when the thesis is submitted for      homogeneous catalysts and techniques        ronmental issues related to human ac-
     and eukaryotic metabolism.                       Brochure at www.sun.ac.za/botzoo/             examination.                                  for the characterisation of precious met-   tivities, such as mining, is catered for in
     (2) Biologically active natural products         course/index.htm                                Our fields of research are animal bio-      als and their complexes, ligand design      our environmental geochemistry stream.
     and their effects on cytochrome P450-                                                          diversity, Antarctic and southern island      and platinum metals chemistry.



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     Our core research areas include tec-        cific modules to that provide a focus to       cal techniques with mathematical theo-                                                          DEPARTMENT OF MICRO-
     tonic studies, structural geology, sedi-    their individual programmes, according         ry such as wavelets and approximation          Mathematics*                                     BIOLOGY                                    gramme is backed by theoretical work
     mentary processes, petroleum geology,       to their background and interests and          theory, nonlinear filters, image process-      The contents and teaching methods                                                           that uses multi-particle formalism and
     base-metal (underground and placer)         the available expertise of the staff. A        ing, and pattern recognition and ap-           of the postgraduate programmes are           For more information                           quantum field theory to investigate as-
     mineral deposits, experimental petrolo-     student may, subject to the Division’s         plies these to problems from academia          geared towards the needs of potential        Tel: +27 (0)21 808 5847                        pects such as the properties of exotic
     gy, igneous petrogenesis, metamorphic       approval, take up to half of his or her        and industry.                                  employers, and new developments in           Fax: + 27 (0)21 808 5846                       nuclei that are of importance to areas
     petrology, stable-isotope geochemistry      programme at another department.               - Complexity includes topics such as           the subject area itself. Communication       E-mail: der@sun.ac.za or whvz@sun.ac.za        like astronomy. Other topics include
     and soil, water and marine geochem-                                                        chaos and nonlinear dynamics, dis-             and presentation skills (written and oral)   Web sites: www.sun.ac.za/microbiology          dispersion within a relativistic perspec-
     istry.                                      The proposed focus areas are tradition-        ordered systems in physics, network            are emphasised and developed by re-          and www.sun.ac.za/biofuels                     tive and the properties of neutrons that
                                                 al mathematics, mathematical finance           optimisation and analysis, and compu-          quiring that students regularly hand in                                                     relate to neutron stars.
     BScHons with Geology*                       or biomathematics.                             tational complexity.                           and present projects.                        Research in the Department focuses on          Laser physics: This stream prepares the
     This programme offers three streams:                                                       - Data security focuses on the mathe-            For the Honours programme in Ap-           bacteria, yeasts and fungi. It involves fun-   student for a career in all fields of phys-
     Applied geology, petroleum geology          The honours stream in biomathematics           matical and computational foundations          plied Mathematics a student chooses          damental research into the molecular bi-       ics and beyond by working in a young
     and environmental geochemistry. It          is offered by the Department of Math-          of safe data transmission, including           six modules, supplemented with two           ology of these organisms, the expression       and lively team of optics and laser
     stretches over one year and is mainly       ematical Sciences in collaboration with        cryptography, number theory, informa-          compulsory modules: one in generic           of heterologous genes and applications         scientists, by learning critical thinking
     taught, but with a strong research          the African Institute for Mathematical         tion security, network protocols and           skills and a year project.                   thereof in the food and biofuel industries,    and by independently solving challeng-
     component. The project work includes        Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg (see             quantum information.                             Master’s students must complete a          as well as the breakdown of plant mat-         ing modern research problems. Well-
     a programme of data acquisition and         dept. 65 below). Students registering                                                         thesis guided by a supervisor. Addition-     ter into biofuels. There is also a strong      equipped research laboratories provide
     manipulation and is usually organised in    for this Stellenbosch University degree        MSc students may do a semester of              al work (in the form of course modules)      research interest in microbial ecology, es-    hands-on experience with lasers in
     collaboration with industry and/or with     will spend six months of the course            coursework at AIMS (see dept. 65).             may also be prescribed by the Division.      pecially biofilms and interactions and the     projects in femtosecond science, laser
     the aim of furthering the Department’s      (January to June) at AIMS to follow                                                           Students in the doctoral programme           identification of fungi in the fynbos.         spectroscopy of inorganic and organic
     core research goals. An assignment is       special modules presented by local             APPLIED MATHEMATICS DIVISION                   complete a dissertation under the guid-                                                     samples, development of novel fibre la-
     submitted.                                  and international specialists in the fields    For more information                           ance of a promoter.                          BScHons*, MSc* and PhD* in Mi-                 sers and specialised materials process-
                                                 of modelling of biological and biomedi-        Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4215                                                                     crobiology                                     ing techniques. The experimental work
     MSc with Geology*                           cal systems, population dynamics,              Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3778                        COMPUTER SCIENCE DIVISION                    The BScHons includes formal modules,           is supported by theoretical studies of
     This programme consists of a thesis         biomathematics and bio-informatics.            E-mail: mvann@sun.ac.za                        For more information                         seminars, self-study and experimental          the physics of light and optics, lasers,
     on a research project that may include      Students are based on the Stellenbo-           Web site: dip.sun.ac.za                        Tel.: +27 (0)21 808 4232                     work. Assessment is continuous with            atoms and molecules and the interac-
     field work and/or laboratory research,      sch campus for the second part of the                                                         Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4416                      an oral examination at the end of the          tion between light and matter.
     as required by the supervisor(s). An oral   course, where they will do project work        The research programmes of the Division        E-mail: head@cs.sun.ac.za                    programme. Topics covered may in-              Radiation and therapy physics: This
     examination is compulsory.                  under supervision of a researcher in           of Applied Mathematics are aimed at the        Website: www.cs.sun.ac.za                    clude genome dynamics, biology of              stream is geared to an eventual career
                                                 mathematics and a researcher in bio-           demands set by industry and strength-                                                       yeasts and fungi, plasmid biology, DNA         as a radiation physicist in areas of med-
     PhD with Geology*                           logical or biomedical sciences.                ened by the Division’s extensive collabo-      BScHons in Computer Science*                 cloning and antimicrobial resistance.          icine or industry that make use of radio-
     A thesis that is the product of personal      The master’s programme consists              ration with the Faculty of Engineering.        This programme consists of a program-        The number of students taken in each           activity applications. The programme is
     and independent research is required.       mainly of research guided by a super-          All research activities are supported by       ming project and six subjects, two           year is limited by the number of places        presented in conjunction with iThemba
                                                 visor. One third of the programme in-          computer hardware and software.                of which can be taken from a related         available in our research laboratories.        LABS and the Medical Physics Division
         DEPARTMENT OF MATHE-                    volves coursework on topics relating to                                                       department. Subjects offered include           Students who follow the MSc or PhD           at Tygerberg.
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         MATICAL SCIENCES                        the research field.                            Our main areas of research include:            bioinformatics, databases, concurrent        programme in Microbiology write a thesis
                                                                                                - Discrete mathematics: The focus is           programming, advanced algorithms             or dissertation respectively based on one      *Honours in Theoretical Physics
     For more information                        The doctoral programme consists of writ-       on graph theory and coding theory. In          and data structures, machine learning,       of the Department’s research focus ar-         The focus here is on complex sys-
     Web site: www.mathsci.sun.ac.za             ing a dissertation that contains the results   graph theory the accent is on domination       automata with application to image,          eas. An oral examination is also required.     tems and applications of quantum
                                                 of independent mathematics research.           theory, colourings of graphs and Ramsey        speech and language processing, com-                                                        field theory, including work on the




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     MATHEMATICS DIVISION                                                                       theory, while coding theory is presented       puter networks and computer graphics.            DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS                      localisation-delocalisation transition in
     For more information                        BScHons, MSc* and PhD* in Physi-               as an application of vector spaces over                                                                                                    metals, Bose-Einstein interferometry in
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3282                     cal and Mathematical Analysis                  finite fields, as well as polynomial rings.    MSc and PhD in Computer Science*             For more information                           high-energy cascades, supersymmetry
     Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3828                     Web site: pma.sun.ac.za                        - Fluid flow modelling: This field concen-     These programmes consist of a re-            Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3391                        in nuclei and the statistical physics of
     E-mail: omarais@sun.ac.za                   The honours programme is run jointly           trates on the modelling of various aspects     search project that is completed under       Fax: +27 (0)21 808 3385                        certain biological systems and poly-
     Web site: math.sun.ac.za                    by the Departments of Physics and              of multiphase transport such as non-           the direction of a supervisor and results    E-mail: physoffice@sun.ac.za                   mers. Activities in theoretical physics
                                                 Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics,            Newtonian flow, heat transfer, electrical      in a thesis or dissertation respectively.    Web site: www.sun.ac.za/physics                in the Department of Physics and the
     Postgraduate students work with aca-        Applied Mathematics and Computer               conduction and dispersion in porous me-        Fields of study include bioinformatics,                                                     National Institute for Theoretical Phys-
     demics in the following research areas:     Science) and may lead to an MSc and            dia. Applications include water seepage        concurrent programming, machine              - BScHons, MSc and PhD in Physics*             ics (NITHeP) in Stellenbosch are fully
     combinatorics, lattice theory, algebraic    a PhD in Physical and Mathematical             through rocks and soils, filtration, and the   learning, automata with application to       - BScHons, MSc and PhD in Theoreti-            integrated.
     number theory, arithmetic algebraic ge-     Analysis.                                      dispersion of contaminants.                    image, speech and language process-            cal Physics*
     ometry, algebra, topology and category      The curriculum for each student is             - Numerical methods and computa-               ing, computer networks and software          Honours in Physics*                            *Master’s and PhD
     theory, functional analysis, discrete       composed individually and comprises            tion: Algorithms for scientific comput-        engineering.                                 This programme has different streams           All Master’s programmes consist of
     mathematics, wavelets and subdivision       an advanced theory component and               ing are developed and analysed. These            Research in machine learning focuses       in which a student may specialise.             coursework (20-30%) and research
     analysis, mathematical finance and          research conducted under the guid-             algorithms include methods for solving         on applications to intelligent systems,      Nuclear physics: This stream focuses           leading to a thesis. The PhD pro-
     biomathematics.                             ance of a study leader. Programmes             differential equations and performing          computer vision, speech recognition          on experimental nuclear physics (for           grammes consist of research only,
                                                 offer research topics combining a high         matrix computations. Application areas         and robotics. In bioinformatics the fo-      which experiments are conducted at             leading to a dissertation.
     BScHons, MSc and PhD in Math-               level of mathematical skill with interdis-     are machine learning, image processing,        cus is on mathematical and computa-          iThemba LABS at Faure and also at ac-
     ematics*                                    ciplinary teamwork.                            pattern recognition, computer vision and       tional modelling of biological systems       celerators in the USA, Japan and Swe-
     The Honours in Mathematics gives stu-       The focus falls on the following topics:       the computation of wave phenomena.             with the use of genetic data.                den), and investigates for instance the
     dents the opportunity to choose spe-        - Numerical analysis combines numeri-                                                                                                      properties of nuclear particles such as



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         DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES                               AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL
                                                                            SCIENCES (AIMS)
     For more information
     BScHons: Dr R Smith                                                For more information
     E-Mail: rsmith@sun.ac.za                                           Tel: +27 (0)21 787 9320
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3154                                            Fax: +27 (0)21 787 9321
     MSc and PhD: Dr A Engelbrecht
     E-mail: ame@sun.ac.za
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4573
                                                                        E-mail: info@aims.ac.za
                                                                        Web site: www.aims.ac.za                                                   i   Office of the Dean: Ms Marieke Brand • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3255 • E-mail: mariekeb@sun.ac.za
                                                                                                                                                       Faculty Secretary: Mr Shirle Cornelissen • Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4850 • E-mail: shirle@sun.ac.za
                                                                                                                                                       Web site: www.sun.ac.za/theology• Consult web site for Calendar with curricula

     MPhil in Exercise Science: Dr C Smith                              AIMS is an internationally acclaimed initiative supported jointly in
     E-mail: csmith@sun.ac.za                                           Muizenberg by the Universities of Cambridge (UK), Oxford (UK),         The Faculty traces its institutional roots back to 1859 and 15    tive disciplines to explore the research areas for concerted
     Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4388                                            Paris-Sud (France), Cape Town, Western Cape and Stellenbosch.          decades of theology has been taught at Stellenbosch. Today        research chosen by the Faculty. These research areas are:
     Web site: www.sun.ac.za/physiolsciences/                                                                                                  it is an open and ecumenical faculty of Stellenbosch Univer-      theology and the quest for a hermeneutical approach; the
                                                                        AIMS Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematical Sciences*                    sity. The Faculty presents theology from a Christian perspec-     problem of the public ministry of the church; the interplay be-
     - BScHons in Physiological Sciences (taught programme              Very talented students from all over Africa (including South           tive. The Faculty has agreements with the Dutch Reformed          tween ministry and community development; human dignity
       with research)                                                   Africa) are selected from applications. They are fully funded to       Church, the Uniting Reformed Church, and the Uniting Pres-        and poverty. Working as an increasingly integrated team, we
     - MSc and PhD in Physiological Sciences* (research)                attend intensive coursework given by renowned international            byterian Church in Southern Africa, and trains many of their      do research on theological-exegetical issues, as well as on
     - MSc in Exercise Science* (taught programme with research)        academics.                                                             students. But in fact our students represent a wide range         historical, diaconical and pastoral issues. The understanding
     - MPhil in Exercise Science* (taught programme with re-            On completing this one-year diploma, students who wish to              of churches in South Africa and other countries. There is a       of God within postmodernity and the African context plays an
       search done continuously, but part-time on Stellenbosch)         continue with their research can then register for the MSc in          particularly noticeable increase in the percentage of foreign,    important role.
                                                                        Physical and Mathematical Analysis (see Dept. 61) or for an            postgraduate students.                                              In the inter-church debate, the quest for ecumenics is of
     The worldwide tendency in the biological sciences to work          MSc in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science.                          The Faculty consists of three discipline groups: Old and New   great importance to the Faculty. We give special attention
     in multidisciplinary teams has also found expression in our                                                                               Testament; Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology; and Prac-        to the unity of the church; reconciliation in the socio-political
     postgraduate programmes. Research is done in collaboration                                                                                tical Theology and Missiology. Postgraduate programmes are        arena; the pastoral care of people with HIV/Aids; and congre-
     with many international research associates.                                                                                              offered by the three discipline groups.                           gational and community development.
     Research areas                                                                                                                            Our discipline groups work together from within their respec-
     Cellular and molecular physiology of muscle tissue: Our
     research on the cellular and molecular aspects of differentia-
     tion, growth and regeneration versus wasting and apoptosis
     is focused on human muscle cells, the laboratory rat model
     and cell cultures, including stem cells. We study cardiac
     muscle cells (after experimental heart attack or in response to
     hypobaric, low oxygen conditions) and skeletal muscle cells
     (after microdamage or muscle wasting induced by surgical
     stress or immobilisation).
     Environment, nutrition and exercise: We study acute and
     long-term adaptations in humans to delayed onset of muscle
     soreness, altered training programmes, oxygen intake or
     nutritional intake. Athletes are studied in the laboratory and
     the field using modern technological devices. The analysis of
     muscle biopsies and immune cells links this field of human life
     sciences to that of the cellular and molecular physiologists.
     Pathology: Selected pathological conditions, such as HIV/
     AIDS, Type II Diabetes and inflammatory conditions such as
     cancer, heart failure and muscle and tendon injuries are stud-
     ied on the patient’s level, as well as on a cellular and molecu-
     lar level in models.

     MPhil in Exercise Science
     We offer a unique, part-time MPhil in Exercise Science for stu-
     dents holding a degree in Physiology or any related biological
     science (such as medicine, dietetics, physiotherapy, genetics
     or biochemistry).

     This programme integrates physiology, biochemistry, nutri-
     tion, immunology and exercise physiology with the emphasis
     on athlete consultation in the MPhil and research in the MSc,
     although aspects of research are also covered.




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                                                                                                                                                QUALIFICATION                   FIELDS OF STUDY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TATION
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         DISCIPLINE GROUP OLD AND NEW                                       being undertaken, involving a large number of postgraduate
         TESTAMENT                                                          students from Africa. Our research focuses on the areas set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 All discipline groups.
                                                                            out below.                                                                                          Church Ministry. Four focal areas: Congre-
     One of the Discipline Group’s focus areas is researching bibli-        Congregational ministry and church development is                                                   gational ministry and administration, youth
                                                                                                                                                Licentiate in Theology                                                           Taught programme.
     cal hermeneutics in terms of differing contexts, both historical       about understanding what it means to be a congregation                                              ministry, pastoral ministry, public worship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students attend block lectures of two weeks
     and cultural. Contexts of Africa and the concept of gender are         from a missional perspective. Research is aimed at helping                                          and communication.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 each 4 times a year at the Faculty.
     scrutinised closely.                                                   congregations to discern their role in making God’s Kingdom
                                                                            visible in a broken reality. Congregations are assisted in the                                                                                       Discipline Group Practical Theology and
     Another major focal point is biblical exegesis and biblical the-       management of transition and transformation processes.                                              Systematic theology (the problem of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Missiology.
     ology. Issues are analysed in terms of their settings in the           Pastoral care pays particular attention to the development                                          theodicy), pastoral theology, marriage and
     world of the Bible before they are related to social and ethical       of a mature faith, a pastoral identity and a Christian spiritual-   MTh (Clinical Pastorate)*       family enrichment, medical ethics, pastorate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Taught programme.
     issues of today.                                                       ity in which the essence of the Christian faith is expressed in     Master of Theology              in psychiatric settings, hospital pastorate,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students attend classes and undergo super-
                                                                            terms of living and doing. Special focus areas include hos-                                         psychology, substance dependency, terminal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 vised practical training in institutional care.
                                                                                                                                                                                care, pastoral counselling.
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         DISCIPLINE GROUP SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY                               pital ministry and pastoral support of those in physical and                                                                                         Research article.
         AND ECCLESIOLOGY                                                   emotional pain, marriage and family enrichment, and Africa
                                                                            spirituality.                                                                                                                                        Discipline Group Practical Theology and
     The Discipline Group focuses on an understanding of the                Catechetics and youth ministry is about communicating               MTh (Clinical Pastorate –                                                        Missiology.
     Christian faith within the ecumenical debate and on the foun-          the Gospel to children and young people in a post-modern            HIV Ministry and Counsel-       Theological reflection on the HIV pandemic,
     dations of a theological ethos attuned to differences in cultur-       environment, including issues like identity, substance depen-       ling)*                          suffering and pastoral care internship.          Structured and clinical work under supervi-
     al context. Fundamental issues of doctrine, conduct, church            dency and the stages in the development and fostering of            Master of Theology                                                               sion.
     and office, and various issues of ecclesiastic confession are          faith.                                                                                                                                               Thesis.
     studied in relation to differences in historical background. We        Homiletics focuses on preparing sermons, the connection                                                                                              Discipline Group Practical Theology and
     study the faith, confession and life of the church and believ-         between relevant preaching and liturgy, and public worship.                                                                                          Missiology.
     ers, and also the forms and history of the church and faith,           The aim is to foster pointed, yet responsible exegesis and
     including the witness and calling of the church through the            proclaim the Old and New Testament in a way that highlights         MTh (Ministry and Congre-       Specialisation in missional ministry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Taught programme.
     ages and in diverse social and cultural environments.                  the relevance of the Gospel today.                                  gation Studies)*                transformation processes and community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students attend block lectures of two weeks
                                                                            Community development concentrates on how the Gospel                Master of Theology              development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 each at the Faculty six times over a two-year
         DISCIPLINE GROUP PRACTICAL THEOLOGY                                is best communicated in a particular social context. Com-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 period.
         AND MISSIOLOGY                                                     munity up-liftment through entrepreneurship development                                                                                              Research assignment.
                                                                            and Christian leadership and management in disadvantaged
     Besides its graduate and postgraduate work, the Discipline             communities is a priority. And practical-theological ecclesiol-                                                                                      Discipline Group Practical Theology and
     Group includes the Unit for Religion and Development Re-               ogy is brought to bear on social and community issues such                                                                                           Missiology.
     search (URDR). This unit has an extensive statistical database         as poverty.
     on religion in South Africa. It also specialises in researching        Missiology constitutes the inter-religious debate, including        MTh (Youth Ministry)*           Problems of modern youth, ministry to            Taught programme.
     and alleviating poverty through extensive networking.                  the ecumenical problem is prevalent. The witnessing task of         Master of Theology              children, formation of faith.                    Students attend block lectures of two weeks
       The Discipline Group is also a member of the Network for             the church is seen as a reaching out process within various                                                                                          each at the Faculty six times over a two-year
     African Congregational Theology (NetACT) and houses its                cultural contexts. The theory and history of Missiology are                                                                                          period.
     administrative offices. NetACT is a network of reformed theo-          made concrete with reference to the life-world of various cul-                                                                                       Research assignment.
     logical training schools in Southern Africa that aims to de-           tural groups in the African context.
     velop leadership and contribute to the crucial missional and                                                                                                                                                                Discipline Group Practical Theology and
     prophetic role of the church in Africa. Several projects are                                                                                                               Multi- and interdisciplinary understanding of    Missiology.
                                                                                                                                                MPhil (Chaplaincy Studies)*
                                                                                                                                                                                pastoral services in a military/correctional/
                                                                                                                                                Master of Philosophy
                                                                                                                                                                                police context.                                  2- to 3-year programme. Programme com-
     PROGRAMMES AND QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                               posed of a thesis and various modules.
     The programmes in Christian theology, church ministry and leadership give access to the postgraduate qualifications shown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Discipline Group Practical Theology and
     below. *Programmes suitable for international students.
                                                                                                                                                                                Interdisciplinary understanding of the           Missiology.
                                                                                                                                                MPhil (Religion and Culture)*
                                                                                             DISCIPLINE GROUP AND PRESEN-                                                       relationship between religion, culture and       2- to 3-year programme composed of
      QUALIFICATION                      FIELDS OF STUDY                                                                                        Master of Philosophy
                                                                                             TATION                                                                             anthropology.                                    research assignments, a thesis and various
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 modules.
                                         First semester: Basic orientation in Old
                                         Testament, New Testament, Systematic                All discipline groups.                                                             Hermeneutics and exegesis of the Bible,
      PDT*                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Discipline Groups Ancient Studies and Old
                                         Theology, Ecclesiology, Practical Theology                                                                                             applying exegetical methodologies to real-life
      Postgraduate Diploma in                                                                                                                   MPhil (Bible Interpretation)*                                                    and New Testament.
                                         and Missiology.                                     Class attendance optional.                                                         situations. Specialisation: Cultural history
      Theology                                                                                                                                  Master of Philosophy
                                         Second semester: Specialisation in any one          Research assignment.                                                               dimension, literary dimension, hermeneutics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Research.
                                         of the above and a research assignment.                                                                                                and exegesis of the OT/NT.
                                         Church ministry/Christian leadership with
                                                                                             All discipline groups.                             MTh (General)*                                                                   All Discipline Groups.
                                         four modules: Identity (church and public
      MDiv*                              worship), practical ministry (spirituality and                                                         Master of Theology                                                               Taught programme or research.
                                                                                             Taught programme.
      Master of Divinity                 discipleship), contextuality (church in soci-                                                                                                                                           Discipline Groups Ancient Studies and Old
                                                                                             Class attendance compulsory.                       DPhil (Bible Interpretation)*   Exegesis, hermeneutics, biblical cultural his-
                                         ety), maturity of faith and formation of faith                                                                                                                                          and New Testament.
                                                                                             Research assignment.                               Doctor of Philosophy            tory, literature of the OT/NT.
                                         (pastoral care/care giving).                                                                                                                                                            Research.

                                                                                                                                                DTh*                                                                             All discipline groups.
                                                                                                                                                Doctor of Theology                                                               Research.
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                                                  Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and         Document design 13                     French contemporary literature 22     International business 31            Marketing metrics 31




     index
                                                  Decision Making 20                        Drama 15                               Fruit trees 8                         International criminal law 55        Marketing research 31
                                                  Chemical pathology 49, 52                 Drama, English 16                      Futures studies 37                    International marketing 31           Materials science 45
                                                  Chemistry 59                              Dutch 13                               Fynbos 8                              International private law 54         Mathematical analysis 65
                                                  Child and adolescent psychiatry 51, 52                                           Fynbos systematics 58                 International relations 25           Mathematical sciences 65
                                                  Child psychology 26                       E                                                                            International studies 25             Mathematical statistics 36
                                                  Church development 68                     Earth Sciences 60                      G                                     International trade law 53           Mathematical statistics and economics
     According to Dept. No.                       Citizenship education 39                  Ecclesiology 67, 68                    Gender 66                             Interpreting 13                        32
     A                                            Civil engineering informatics 42          Ecology 2, 4, 10, 58                   General linguistics 17                Invasive biology 58                  Mathematics 61
     Accounting 30                                Climate change 58                         Economic analyses 32                   General surgery 49, 52                Irrigation and water management 10   Mathematics education 38
     Actuarial science 36                         Clinical epidemiology 50, 52              Economics 32                           Genetic manipulation 7                IsiNdebele 12                        Meat science 3
     Addiction psychiatry 51, 52                  Clinical pathology 49, 52                 Economics of education 32              Genetics 7                            IsiXhosa 12                          Media ethics 21
     Administrative law 55                        Clinical psychology 26                    Ecophysiology 58                       Geographical information systems 18   IsiZulu 12                           Media history 21
     Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences   Coastal and port engineering 42           Eco-psychology 26                      Geography 18                          IT 20                                Media management 21
        65                                        Cognitive psychology 26                   Ecotoxicology 58                       Geography and history, teaching and                                        Media studies 15
     African languages 12                         Communicable diseases 51, 52              Education in urban context 39            learning 38                         J                                    Media, culture and the information society
     African languages for professional con-      Communication networks, computers         Education policy implementation 39     Geology 60                            Jewellery design 29                    21
        texts 12                                     61                                     Education policy studies 39            Geotechnics 42                        Journalism 21                        Media, democracy and development
     African literatures in English 16            Communication, African languages 12       Education, African languages 12        German 22                                                                    21
     Afrikaans 13                                 Community development 68                  Education, music 23                    German literature 22                  K                                    Medical biochemistry 50, 52
     Afrikaans literature 13                      Community forestry 6                      Educational psychology 40              GIS 18                                Kinanthropometry 41                  Medical genetics 49, 52
     Agricultural economics 1                     Community health 49, 52                   Electrical energy 43                   GIS-modelling and informatics 6       Knowledge economy 20                 Medical microbiology 50, 52
     Agricultural policy 1                        Community mental health 51, 52            Electromagnetics 43                    Granular flow modelling 45            Knowledge management 20              Medical physics 50, 52
     AIMS 65                                      Community psychology 26                   Electronics 43                         Grapevine biotechnology 11                                                 Medical physiology 50, 52
     Anaesthesiology 49, 52                       Company law 53                            Emergency medicine 49, 52              Graphic design 29                     L                                    Medical virology 48, 50, 52
     Analytical chemistry 59                      Competition law 53                        Energy engineering 46                  Greek 14                              Labour law 53                        Mentorship 38
     Anatomical pathology 49, 52                  Complexity 61                             Engineering management 42, 44          Gynaecology 49, 52                    Land evaluation 10                   Mercantile law 53
     Ancient Mediterranean cultures 14            Complexity and sustainability studies     English Studies 16                                                           Language professions 17              Microbial ecology 62
     Ancient Near Eastern cultures 14                35                                     Entomology 4                           H                                     Language, Greek 14                   Microbiological pathology 49, 52
     Animal breeding 3, 7                         Computational algebra 61                  Entrepreneurship, advanced 31          Haematological pathology 49, 52       Laser physics 63                     Microbiology 48, 52, 62
     Animal management 3                          Computational mathematics 61              Environmental education 38             Health sciences education 51, 52      Latin 14                             Microwave processing 46
     Animal nutrition 3                           Computer and control systems 43           Environmental engineering 42, 46       Heat transfer 45                      Law of contract 54                   Microwave team 43
     Animal physiology 3                          Computer assisted language-learning       Environmental ethics 24                Hebrew 14                             Law of criminal procedure 55         Military history 56
     Animal products 3                               22                                     Environmental geochemistry 60          Herpetology 58                        Law of evidence 55                   Military strategy 56
     Animal sciences 3                            Computer auditing 30                      Environmental geography 18             Higher education 38                   Law of insolvency 53                 Mineralogy 60
     Applied ethics 24                            Computer science 61                       Environmental history 19               Histology 50, 52                      Law of obligations 54                Minerals and extractive metallurgy 46
     Applied industrial engineering 44            Computers in education 38                 Environmental impact studies 10        Historiography 19                     Law of persons 54                    Missiology 68
     Applied mathematics 61                       Congregational ministry 68                Environmental management 1, 5, 18,     History 19                            Law of succession 54                 Molecular biology 62
     Approximation theory 61                      Conservation ecology 4                      35                                   HIV/Aids 26                           Law of taxation 53                   Molecular genetic study of plants 57
     Aquaculture 3, 7                             Conservation farming 10                   Environmental studies 18               HIV/Aids Management 33                Law of things 54                     Morphological sciences 48, 52
     Art education 29                             Conservation genetics 58                  Epidemiology 48, 50, 52                Homiletics 68                         Law of trusts 54                     Motor learning 41
     Art history 29                               Constitutional law 55                     Ethics 24, 67                          Horticultural science 8               Learning support 40                  Movement literacy 41
     Audiology 51, 52                             Corporate law 53                          Evolutionary and behavioural ecology   Human genetic diseases 7              Legal philosophy 55                  Music 23
     Auditing 30                                  Corporate venturing 31                      58                                   Human genetics 48, 50, 52             Lexicography 13                      Music technology 23
                                                  Counselling psychology 26                 Exercise Science 64                    Human geography 18                    Life Skills education 38             Musicology 23
     B                                            Creative writing in Afrikaans 13                                                 Human Resource Management 33          Linguistic theory 17
     Bible interpretation 14, 66                  Creative writing in English 16            F                                      Hyperbaric medicine 48, 50, 52        Linguistics, African languages 12    N
     Bible translation 14                         Criminal law 55                           Family law 54                          Hypermedia for language learning 22   Linguistics, general 17              Natural pastures 2
     Biblical hermeneutics 66                     Cryptography 61                           Family medicine 47, 49, 52                                                   Linguistics, Hebrew 14               Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) 5
     Biochemistry 48, 52, 57                      Curriculum enquiry in social context 38   Family psychology 26                   I                                     Literacy education 38                Neurology 49, 52
     Biodiversity 58                              Curriculum Studies 38                     Farm management 1                      Illustration 29                       Literature, African languages 12     Neuropsychiatry 51, 52
     Biofuels 62                                  Cytopathology 50, 52                      Financial accounting 30                Inclusive education 40                Literature, English 16               Neurosciences 50, 52
     Bioinformatics 57                                                                      Financial economics 32                 Indigenous law 54                     Literature, Greek 14                 Neurosurgery 49, 52
     Biomathematics 61                            D                                         Financial management 31                Industrial engineering 44             Literature, Hebrew 14                New media 29
     Biomedical engineering 45                    Dance and movement 15                     Financial mathematics 61               Industrial policy 32                  Literature, Latin 14                 New Testament 66
     Biomedical ethics 24                         Data security 61                          Financial risk management 36           Industrial Psychology 33, 36          Logistics 34                         Nuclear medicine 48, 49, 50, 52
     Bioprocess engineering 46                    Decision making 20                        Fixed interest securities (bonds) 31   Infection control 47, 52              Logistics management 34              Nuclear physics 63
     Botany 58                                    Democratic education 39                   Fluid flow modelling 61                Informatics 20                                                             Numerical methods and computation
     Business administration 37                   Derived financial instruments 31          Fluid mechanics 45                     Information technology, law of 53     M                                    61
     Business ethics 24                           Dermatology 49, 52                        Food microbiology 5                    Institute for Plant Biotechnology 7   Macroeconomics 32                    Nursing 47, 51, 52
     Business history 19                          Design and automation 45                  Food processing 5                      Institute for Wine Biotechnology 11   Management accounting 30             Nutrition 51, 52
     Business management 31                       Design optimisation 45                    Food science 5                         Insurance law 53                      Management coaching 37
                                                  Development economics 32                  Forensic pathology 49, 52              Intellectual property law 53          Marine engineering 45                O
     C                                            Development finance 37                    Forest engineering 6                   Intelligent process systems 46        Maritime studies 34                  Obstetrics 49, 52
     Career psychology 26                         Discrete mathematics 61                   Forest management 6                    Intercultural communication 17        Marketing communication 31           Occupational medicine 47, 49, 52
     Catechetics 68                               Document analysis 13                      French 22                              Internal medicine 49, 52              Marketing management 31              Occupational therapy 51, 52

54                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         55
     Oenology 11                              R                                        T
     Old Testament 66                         Radiation oncology 49, 52                Taxation 30
     Operational industrial engineering 44    Radiation physics 63                     Technology, military 56
     Operations research 34                   Radiological diagnosis 49, 52            Temperate crops 2
     Ophthalmology 49, 52                     Reactive systems 46                      Theatre 15
     Organisation and resource management,    Real estate investment and financing     Theatre design 15
       military 56                              31                                     Theatre management 15
     Orthopaedics 49, 52                      Rehabilitation 50, 51, 52                Theatre research 15
     Otorhinolaryngology 49, 52               Religious education 38                   Theatre theory 15
                                              Renewable energy 45                      Theatre, history of 15
     P                                        Reproduction physiology 3                Theoretical physics 63
     Paediatric surgery 49, 52                Reproductive biology 48, 50, 52          Therapy physics 63
     Paediatrics and child health 49, 52      Resource economics 1                     Thermodynamics 45
     Painting 29                                                                       Thoracic surgery 49, 52




                                                                                                                            “
     Pastoral care 68                         S                                        Tourism 18
     Pastures 2                               Satellite project 43                     Trade policy 32
     Pathology 48, 50, 52                     School counselling 40                    Translation 13
     Pavement engineering 42                  Science and technology journalism 21     Translation studies, French 22
     Peak performance 41                      Science education 38                     Translation theory 13
     Pedology 10, 60                          Sculpture 29                             Transport and logistics studies 34
     Petrology 60                             Second-language studies 17               Transport economics 34
     Pharmacology 48, 50, 52                  Security and Africa studies 56           Transportation engineering 42




                                                                                                                              knowledge
     Philosophy 24                            Sedimentology 60                         Tshivenda 12
     Photography 29                           Separation technology 46                 Turbomachinery 45
     Phylogenomics 58                         Sepedi 12
     Physical and mathematical analysis 61,   Sesotho 12                               U
       65                                     Setswana 12                              Underwater medicine 48, 50, 52
     Physics 63                               Short-term insurance 31                  Urban studies 18
     Physiology 48, 52, 64                    Signal processing 43                     Urology 49, 52
     Physiotherapy 51, 52                     Silviculture 6
     Plant biotechnology 7                    SiSwati 12                               V




                                                                                                                            defines all we currently
     Plant breeding 7                         Social anthropology 28                   Vegetation science 58
     Plant diseases 9                         Social psychology 26                     Vertebrate functional biology 58




                                                                                                                            know and understand;
     Plant pathology 9                        Social science methods 28                Vibration and noise 45
     Plant production 2                       Social work 27                           Virological pathology 49, 52
     Plant protection 9                       Social work management 27                Visual studies 29
     Plastic and reconstructive surgery 49,   Society, culture and identity 28         Viticulture 11
       52                                     Socio-Informatics 20
     Playwriting 15                           Sociology 28                             W
     Poetry, English 16                       Sociology of the theatre 15              Water engineering 42




                                                                                                                              imagination points to
     Political management 25                  Software development 61                  Welfare programme management 27
     Political science 25                     Soil science 10                          Wine biotechnology 11




                                                                                                                             all we might yet
     Polymer science 59                       South African literature 16              Wood processing 6
     Portfolio theory and management 31       Southern African history 19              Wood properties 6
     Postharvest diseases 9                   Speech pathology 51, 52                  Wood science 6
     Practical theology 68                    Sport 41                                 Wood-based constructions 6




                                                                                                                                 discover and
     Printmaking 29                           Sport and exercise psychology 41         Working class history 19
     Private law 54                           Sport for persons with disabilities 41
     Property law 54                          Sport history 41                         X
     Psychiatry 49, 52                        Sport injuries and rehabilitation 41     Xitsonga 12
     Psychology 26                            Sport pedagogy 41
     Psychometry 26                           Sport physiology 41                      Y
     Psychopathology 26                       Stage management 15                      Youth and the community 39




                                                                                                                                      create
                                                                                                                                                    ”
     Psychotherapy 26                         Statistics 36                            Youth ministry 68
     Public administration 35                 Statutory property law 54
     Public and development management        Strategic industrial engineering 44      Z
       35                                     Strategic management 31                  Zoology 58
     Public and development management,       Structural engineering 42
     military 56                              Structural mechanics 45
     Public leadership 35                     SUNSAT micro-satellite project 43                                                                  after Einstein
     Public management 35                     Sustainable development planning and
     Public policy management 35              management 35
     Public resource management 35            Systematic theology 67
                                              Systems biology 57
     Q                                        Systems engineering 44
     Quantitative management 34

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