University of Pretoria courses and requirements for 2023

University of Pretoria courses and requirements for 2023

The University of Pretoria, commonly known as famous as UP, is a world-class South African higher learning institution renowned for academic excellence. The university offers numerous educational programs. What are the different University of Pretoria courses and requirements in 2023?

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The University of Pretoria (UP) was established in 1908 with just four professors and 32 students in a little house known as Kya Rosa. Today, it is one of the largest research universities in South Africa and currently offers more than 1,200 courses at different levels, including diplomas, degrees, master’s, and doctorates.

University of Pretoria courses and requirements in 2023

Here are the different faculties and courses at the University of Pretoria.

Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

There are 12 undergraduate courses under the institution’s Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences.

  • BAdmin (Public Management and International Relations)
  • BCom (Accounting Sciences)
  • BCom (Econometrics)
  • BCom (Economics)
  • BCom (Financial Sciences)
  • BCom (Human Resource Management)
  • BCom (Informatics Information Systems)
  • BCom (Investment Management)
  • BCom (Law)
  • BCom (Marketing Management)
  • BCom (Statistics)
  • BCom (Supply Chain Management)

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Faculty of Education

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The Faculty of Education offers three bachelor’s courses. Here is a quick look.

  • BEd Foundation Phase Teaching
  • BEd Intermediate Phase Teaching
  • BEd Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching

Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & Infor Technology

This is one of the biggest faculties in the University of Pretoria in terms of student enrolment and course variety. Here are the various degree programs one can choose from.

  • BSc Architecture
  • BSc - Construction Management
  • BSc - Real Estate
  • BSc - Quantity Surveying
  • B&TRP - Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning
  • BEng - Industrial Engineering
  • BEng - Chemical Engineering
  • BEng - Civil Engineering
  • BEng - Electrical Engineering
  • BEng - Electronic Engineering
  • BEng - Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng - Metallurgical Engineering
  • BEng - Mining Engineering
  • BEng - Computer Engineering
  • BSc - Computer Science
  • BSc - Information and Knowledge Systems
  • BIT - Information Systems
  • BIS - Multimedia
  • BIS - Information Science
  • BIS – Publishing

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Here are various degree programs under the faculty of health sciences.

  • BChD
  • BDietetics
  • BNurs
  • BOccTher
  • BOH
  • BPhysio
  • BRad Diagnostics
  • BSportSci
  • MBChB

Faculty of Humanities

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Prospective students can choose among the 16 degree programs under the institution’s faculty of humanities.

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • BA (Speech-Language Pathology)
  • BA (Audiology)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • BA (Law)
  • BA (Languages)
  • BSocSci (Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies)
  • BSocSci (Heritage and Cultural Tourism)
  • BSocSci (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics)
  • BPolSci (International Studies)
  • BPolSci (Political Studies)
  • BA (Fine Arts)
  • BA (Information Design)
  • BA (Visual Studies)
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus)
  • Bachelor of Drama (BDram)

Faculty of Law

The faculty of law only offers one undergraduate program, namely the LLB. It is only available on a full-time (virtual) attendance basis and is not offered as a correspondence or an after-hours program.

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Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

This faculty has the most undergraduate programs in the entire university. Students get to choose from a portfolio of 37 degree courses. Here is a look.

  • BConSci Clothing Retail Management
  • BConSci Food Retail Management
  • BConSci Hospitality Management
  • BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
  • BSc Applied Mathematics
  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Biological Sciences
  • BSc Biotechnology
  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Culinary Science
  • BSc Ecology
  • BSc Engineering and Environmental Geology
  • BSc Entomology
  • BSc Environmental Sciences
  • BSc Extended program - Biological and Agricultural Sciences
  • BSc Extended program - Mathematical Sciences
  • BSc Extended program - Physical Sciences
  • BSc Food Science
  • BSc Genetics
  • BSc Geography
  • BSc Geoinformatics
  • BSc Geology
  • BSc Human Genetics
  • BSc Human Physiology
  • BSc in Human Physiology, Genetics, and Psychology
  • BSc Mathematical Statistics
  • BSc Mathematics
  • BSc Medical Sciences
  • BSc Meteorology
  • BSc Microbiology
  • BSc Nutrition
  • BSc Physics
  • BSc Plant Science
  • BSc Zoology
  • BScAgric Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management
  • BScAgric Animal Science
  • BScAgric Applied Plant and Soil Sciences
  • BScAgric Plant Pathology

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Faculty of Theology and Religion

University of Pretoria diploma courses
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This faculty has two undergraduate programs on offer.

  • Bachelor of Divinity
  • Bachelor of Theology

Faculty of Veterinary Science

The Faculty of Veterinary Science offers two degree courses.

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (BVSc)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing (BVetNurs)

Postgraduate courses at the University of Pretoria

Here is a look at the various classifications for master’s courses at UP and the number of programs available under each class.

  • Medicine & Health (175)
  • Business & Management (71)
  • Social Sciences (71)
  • Humanities (58)
  • Engineering & Technology (56)
  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics (56)
  • Agriculture & Forestry (47)
  • Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (44)
  • Law (37)
  • Arts, Design & Architecture (30)
  • Applied Sciences & Professions (29)
  • Computer Science & IT (26)
  • Education & Training (21)
  • Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (9)
  • Journalism & Media (5)

short courses at the University of Pretoria

UP offers numerous short courses in the following categories.

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  • Veterinary Science
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Sports, Tourism, Arts and Culture
  • Social and Religious Studies
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Properties, Retail, and Facilities Management
  • Project and Risk Management
  • Marketing, Communication, and Languages
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Human Capital Management
  • Health and Health Care
  • General Management and Leadership Development
  • Financial Management and Taxation
  • Environmental Management and Geophysics
  • Engineering and Technology Management
  • Education and Teacher Development
  • Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Built Environment and Construction
  • Agriculture and Food Security

University of Pretoria bridging courses

Various bridging courses are available across the various faculties depending on each academic year’s student intake. The faculties determine the subjects to be taken by the students taking these courses.

Those doing bridging courses undertake the National Benchmark Test (NBT) to determine their eligibility to join diploma or degree programs.

University of Pretoria diploma courses

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Here is a look at the various degree programs offered at the university.

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  • Diploma in Extension and Rural Development
  • Diploma in Sport Sciences
  • DipVetNurs (Diploma in Veterinary Nursing)
  • M Diplomatic Studies
  • MDiplomatic Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (offered by GIBS)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Evidence and Healthcare (DipCEH)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry (PGDipDent)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Group Activities (DGA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Therapy (DHT)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Systems Management (DHSM)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health (DipOH)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine and Health (DOMH)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Medicine (DHSM)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (DPH)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Handling of Childhood Disability (DCD)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health (DTMtH)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  • The PDBA (Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration)
  • University Diploma in Church Music
  • University Diploma in Theology

Are there forensic investigation courses at the University of Pretoria?

The institution only offers a single forensic-related course, namely the postgraduate diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting.

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University of Pretoria distance learning courses

UP has several courses that students can pursue via the distance learning mode. Here is a quick look.

  • Advanced Diploma in School Leadership and Management (SLM)
  • Advanced Diploma in Visual Impairment Studies (VIS)
  • BEdHons
  • BEdHons (Computer Integrated Education)
  • BEdHons (Learning support)
  • BEdHons (Education Management, Law, and Policy)

Entry requirements

The various courses and course levels come with various entry requirements. Here is a look at the general requirements for undergraduate students.

  • Cambridge A-Level applicants with a minimum of D in the required subjects are eligible for admission.
  • International learners with a minimum of 4 essential subjects will be considered for admission.
  • Students with a grade 12 certificate and its equivalent from UP or any other recognized institution are eligible for enrollment.
  • Life orientation is excluded when computing APS.
  • The general requirements for postgraduate students include a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

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Have you been searching for the University of Pretoria courses and requirements in 2023? This guide has everything you need to know about the various faculties at the university, the courses under them, and the entry requirements.

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