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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

international students’ application form

Electronically: See how to apply for admission online.

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

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Specific admission requirements:

An MA degree in Geography and Environmental Studies or a related discipline or a Master’s degree approved by Senate.

Nature of the programme:

The programme focuses on the study and resolution of human-environmental and urban or tourism-related problems and phenomena from a spatial perspective.

Compulsory module:

49905 : Geography and Environmental Study A 978(360)

Assessment and examination

The dissertation of approximately 90 000 words, which shows the ability to create new knowledge or to reinterpret existing knowledge about a geographical problem is examined according to the University’s prescriptions in Part 1 of the Calendar. 

Enquiries:

Programme Co-ordinator: Prof G Visser
Tel.: 021 808 3103
E-mail: gevisser@sun.ac.za

Programme Code

11466 – 978(360)

The programme is presented by the Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical
Exploration (CRUISE) of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.

Specific Admission Requirements

A Master’s degree in one of the following fields: Urban and Regional Planning, Development
Planning, MTech in Urban and Regional Planning or another related discipline or a Master’s
degree approved by Senate.

Closing Date for Applications

Apply by 31 October of the preceding year.

Programme Structure

The programme focuses on systemic applications in the planning of urban and regional systems.
Programme Content

Compulsory Module

11466 : Urban and Regional Planning 978(360)

Assessment and Examination

A dissertation of approximately 90 000 words, that demonstrates your ability to create new
knowledge on an urban and regional planning problem or to reinterpret existing knowledge about
a geographical problem. The dissertation is assessed according to the regulations of Stellenbosch
University in Part 1 of the Calendar.

Enquiries

Programme Co-ordinator: Dr DJ du Plessis
Tel: 021 808 3126 E-mail: ddp@sun.ac.za
Website: http://www.sun.ac.za/cruise

Programme Code

12569 – 978(360)

The programme is presented by the Centre for Regional and Urban Innovation and Statistical
Exploration (CRUISE) of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.

Specific Admission Requirements

A Master’s degree in one of the following fields: Urban and Regional Planning, Development
Planning, Public Administration, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Demography or a Master’s
degree approved by Senate.

Closing Date for Applications

Apply by 31 October of the preceding year.

Programme Structure

The programme focuses on systemic applications in the science of urban and regional systems.

Programme Content

Compulsory Module

12569 : Urban and Regional Science 978(360)

Assessment and Examination

A dissertation of approximately 90 000 words, that demonstrates your ability to create new
knowledge about an urban or regional scientific problemor to reinterpret existing knowledge about
a geographical problem. The dissertation is assessed according to the regulations of Stellenbosch
University in Part 1 of the Calendar.

Enquiries

Programme Co-ordinator: Dr DJ du Plessis
Tel: 021 808 3126 E-mail: ddp@sun.ac.za
Website: http://www.sun.ac.za/cruise

Bursaries and loans:

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Tuition fees:

Accomodation:

The same prescribed application form is used for applications for admission to a programme and to accommodation in a university residence. http://www0.sun.ac.za/pgstudies/living-in-stellenbosch-1.html

Apply online at www.maties.com or contact 021 808 9111 for an application form.

Private accommodation:

  • Student housing office: 021 808 2848
  • The closing date for applications is 30June of the year before accommodation is needed

Enquiries:

Postgraduate Coordinator: Ms D Davids
Tel.: 021 808 3218
E-mail: deidre@sun.ac.za

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Admission requirements

An MSc degree in Geography and Environmental Studies or a related discipline or a master’s degree approved by Senate.

Programme structure and content

The programme is researchbased and contains no coursework. The student completes a dissertation of about 90 000 words on a selected geographical research problem. The dissertation must place the research in a disciplinary context and contributes to the creation of new knowledge. The dissertation should demonstrate the student’s ability to independently design and effectively manage complex systems and to communicate to and defend results among peers. The programme focuses on the study and resolution of environmental problems and phenomena from a spatial perspective. The dissertation research can be done fulltime or parttime. The research topic is developed in collaboration with the Department and approved by the Faculty.

Assessment and examination

The dissertation is externally and internally examined according to the regulations of Stellenbosch University as outlined in the General Calendar (Part 1). The student is also required to orally present the research aims and findings.

Enquiries

Programme coordinator: Prof A van Niekerk

021 808 3101 | avn@sun.ac.za

Admission requirements  

An MSc degree in Geoinformatics or a related discipline or a master’s degree approved by Senate.  

Programme structure and content  

The programme is research-based and contains no coursework. The student completes a dissertation of about 90 000 words on a selected geoinformatics research problem. The dissertation must place the research in a disciplinary context and contributes to the creation of new knowledge. The dissertation should demonstrate the student’s ability to independently design and effectively manage complex systems and to communicate to and defend results among peers. The programme focuses on the development, implementation, management and application of spatial technologies for managing resources, and for spatial analysis and modelling of environmental geographical phenomena and problems. The dissertation research can be done full-time or part-time. The research topic is developed in collaboration with the Department and approved by the Faculty.  

 Assessment and examination  

The dissertation is externally and internally examined according to the regulations of Stellenbosch University as outlined in the General Calendar (Part 1). The student is also required to orally present the research aims and findings.   

 Enquiries  

Programme co-ordinator: Prof A van Niekerk  

021 808 3101 | avn@sun.ac.za 

 

Bursaries and loans:

Tuition fees:

Accomodation:

The same prescribed application form is used for applications for admission to a programme and to accommodation in a university residence. http://www0.sun.ac.za/pgstudies/living-in-stellenbosch-1.html

Apply online at www.maties.com or contact 021 808 9111 for an application form.

Private accommodation:

  • Student housing office: 021 808 2848
  • The closing date for applications is 30June of the year before accommodation is needed

Enquiries:

Postgraduate Coordinator: Ms D Davids
Tel.: 021 808 3218
E-mail: deidre@sun.ac.za