The MSc Programme in the Department of Mathematics will require a minimum of a BSc, with a Mathematics Major, in the lower second class division or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 8. That means applicants will need to have attained an average mark of at least 60% in their undergraduate programme. Students who have completed the old BSc Programme in Mathematics must do all courses of the current fourth year programme in order to gain admission to the MSc Programme.
The curriculum for the MSc in Mathematics consists of coursework and the writing of a research thesis.The design of the Programme provides candidates with the opportunity to become pure mathematicians or applied mathematicians due to the introduction of options in the second semester of the first year of study. For general regulations for masters programmes, please refer to the Postgraduate Student Guide from the School of Postgraduate Studies, and the General Prospectus: Information, Regulations & Fees.
Duration of Studies:
The duration of the MSc in Mathematics is two (2) years for full-time students and three (3) years for part-time students. Relevant committees may grant an extension of registration up to six (6) months beyond the stipulated period if valid reasons are advanced.