MASTERS

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APPLICATIONS

Local students’ application form

Electronically: See how to apply for admission online.

Closing date: end of October for January of the following Semester

Geography can be taken as a subject within several different degree programmes, within the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

Find pdf of the Masters Geography and Environmental Studies programme HERE.

Find pdf of the Master GIS-Geoinformatics programme HERE.

international students’ application form

Electronically: See how to apply for admission online.

Closing date: end of August for January of the following Semester

FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES

Admission requirements:

A Bachelor degree with Geography and Environmental Studies as a major and appropriate training in GIS. An average mark of 60% for the major.

Programme structure:

Study of the systematic disciplines of urban or tourism geography, in-depth knowledge of, and advanced skills in, the basic principles of geographical information systems and their application in a human geographical research field.

Compulsory module:

  • 11660 Thesis (100%) Geography and Environmental Study A 872(180)

Assessment and examination:

The thesis of 30 000 40 000 words, which demonstrates the ability to conduct research independently on a geographical problem, is examined according to the University prescriptions

Enquiries:

Programme Co-ordinator: Dr M Spocter
021 808 3095 | mspocter@sun.ac.za

Specific Admission Requirements

A BA Honours degree with Geography and Environmental Studies as a major and training in Geographical Information Systems(GIS training), or a BA Honours degree in a related discipline as major approved by Senate as appropriate, and with appropriate training in GIS.An average final mark of 60% for the major.

Programme Structure

The implementation, management and application of GIS for managing resources and for spatial analysis and modelling of human geographical phenomena, disasters and problems.

  • 12188 Thesis GIS 872(180)
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Assessment and examination:

The thesis of 30 000 40 000 words, which demonstrates the ability to conduct research independent scientific research on a a geographical problem, is examined according to the regulations of Stellenbosch University Part 1 of the Calender. prescriptions

Enquiries:

Programme Co-ordinator: Prof A van Niekerk
021 808 3101 | avn@sun.ac.za

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FACULTY OF SCIENCES

Admission requirements:

Specific Admission Requirements

  • BScHons degree with Geography & Environmental Studies or an appropriate discipline as major
  • An average final mark of 60% for the major

Programme Content

The Programme focuses on the study and resolution of human-enviromental problems and environmental phenomena from a spatial perspective. You can do the thesis research on a full-time or part-time basis. The research topic is developed and approved by the Department.

Assessment and Examination

You can present the thesis in English or Afrikaans. The thesis is assessed according to the University’s provisions set out in Part 1 (General) of the University Calender

Enquiries:

Programme co-ordinator: Prof A van Niekerk
021 808 3101 | avn@sun.ac.za

Admission requirements:

Specific Admission Requirements

  • BScHons degree with Geography & Environmental Studies or an appropriate discipline as major
  • An average final mark of 60% for the major

Programme Content

The development, implementation, management and application of spatial technologies for managing resources, and for spatial analysis and modelling of environmental geographical phenomena and problems are dealt with in this programme.

Assessment and Examination

You must submit a thesis. Although the programme is presented in English, discussions and reports can be presented in English or Afrikaans. The 100% thesis is examined according to the University’s provisions set out in Part 1 (General) of the University Calender

Further study possibilities 

The successful completion of the MSc in  GeoInformatics leads to a PhD in GeoInformatics

Enquiries:

Programme co-ordinator: Prof A van Niekerk
021 808 3101 | avn@sun.ac.za

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